The spy gone north
Gong Jak - 2018 - Color - 141 mn
Original version with French subtitles - South Korea
Jae-duk Han, Sang-bum Son, Su-ran Kuk
Seong-hui Kwon, Jong-bin Yoon
Sang-bum Kim, Jae-bum Kim
- Music by
Jeong-min Hwang, Seong-min Lee, Jo Jin-woong, Ji-hoon Joo
Preview - International competition
Friday 7 September 2018 - 15:15 - Showroom 100
Sunday 9 September 2018 - 16:15 - Showroom 500
In the early 90's a secret agen, Black Venus, infiltrates upper level North Korean leaders in order to retrieve information on the country's nuclear arms race.
After Nameless Gangster and Kundo, Yoon Jong-bin is back with this movie inspired by a true story, that resonates with current North Korean issues. This incredibly beautiful old school spy film is reminiscent of Internal Affairs and JSA: Joint security area and little by little takes a somewhat unexpected turn that gives way to emotion. The surprise of the last Cannes film festival, where it was squeamishly relegated to a midnight screening.