THE SPY GONE NORTH (GONGJAK)
2018 · Jong-bin Yoon · Hego Korea - Corea del Sur – South Korea · 137 min
Section: OFFICIAL SELECTION
8th May @ 22:15 Golem Alhóndiga (Sala 1)
In 1993 Korea, the only country where the Cold War continues, tensions surrounding the development of nuclear weapons escalate. Seok-young Park, an army major in the South Korea military intelligence with the code name ‘Black Venus’ is assigned a mission to infiltrate the North Korean nuclear facility. Seok-young disguises himself as a South Korean businessman working on a collaborative project with North Korea, and approaches a group of high-ranking North Korean officials based in Beijing. After laying down groundwork for years, Seok-young finally manages to win the North Korean ruling class’ trust. But political machinations on both sides of the border threaten to derail his accomplishments.
Born in Busan, 1979. With a degree in film from the University of Chung-Ang, he is considered one of Korea’s most promising filmmakers. He directed The Unforgiven (2005), Beastie Boys (2008) and Nameless Gangster (2012).