Directed by Jang Hoon
28 March 2014
Secret Reunion, which is a spy thriller released in 2010, offers an advancement on the Korean cops genre film and tweaks it considerably by overlaying the template with the 60-year political stalemate on the Korean Peninsula.
Directed by Kim Ki-duk protégé, Jang Hun, Secret Reunion begins with taciturn North Korean spy Ji-won accompanying a fellow undercover agent on an assassination job in Seoul.
When North Korean secret agent Ji-won, crosses the 38th Parallel on a mission, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) led by Han-gyu intervenes and a shootout ensues in the heart of Seoul. For the botched incident, Han-gyu is fired and Ji-won is deserted by his agency. Six years later, the two meet by chance and start a business partnership – each one aiming to steal information from the other. What ensues is a taut tale of friendship developed in the most adverse of circumstances.