Ui-hyeong-je   2010   South Korea The Secret Reunion
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Director:Hun Jang
Writer:Hun Jang
IMDb Rating:7.1 (729 votes)
Genre:Drama, Thriller
Duration:116 min
Hun Jang  ...  (Director)
Hun Jang  ...  (Writer)
Kang-ho Song  ...  Lee Han-kyu
Dong-won Kang  ...  Song Ji-won
Yun-seo Choi  ...  
Kyeong-min Go  ...  Hyeong - wook
Su-ho Ha  ...  Suspicious man
Seung-do Han  ...  Fighting agent in hallway 1
Se-hwan Im  ...  
Jasmine  ...  Ty Anh
Gook-hwan Jeon  ...  Shadow
Jae-won Kim  ...  
Jin-yong Kim  ...  
Jong-yeob Kim  ...  Jae-hwan
Mi-jun Kim  ...  
Myeong-hun Kim  ...  
Sun-ae Kim  ...  
Hyoung-Woo Roh  ...  Composer
Mo-gae Lee  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: This is a Hollywood style cat and mouse buddy flick with good action sequences, good acting, and a thick plot with international intrigue which ends happily ever after. It stars a couple of South Korea's top box office attractions in Kang-ho Song and Dong-won Kang. Song plays his usual bumbling yet lovable and competent self, and Kang ups his acting ante from stud muffin to scary good hit-man. They have great chemistry together. It's gritty and bloody and, because it seems to follow Song wherever he goes, it's sprinkled with bits of humor throughout.

So what went wrong? Nothing, really, until the deus ex machina at the end. It's probably never been more true than it is with Secret Reunion that a bad ending can ruin a film (for some people). It seems to have bothered critics more than audiences, as Secret Reunion is South Korea's highest grossing film of the year so far. But it also seems to have disappointed one of its actors. As Song put it in an interview "If I were the director, I would have chosen an ending for "Secret Reunion" in which the pain lasts longer". In other words, no living happily ever after. South Korea has a tradition of ending films a little differently than most Hollywood films. People usually die instead of flying off into the sunset. I say it's no big deal and there is a lot f fun to be had with Secret Reunion. Just close your eyes, stop the DVD Player, or walk out a few minutes early f you don't want any cheese in your omelet.


Summary: When North Korean secret agent Ji-won (Kang Dong-won) crosses the 38th Parallel on a mission, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) led by Han-gyu (Song Kang-ho) intervenes, and a shooting rampage ensues in the heart of Seoul. For the 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 in order to steal information from the other.

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