Hwang Jung-min (left) and Lee Sung-min in The Spy Gone North, an espionage thriller based on the life of a real South Korean secret agent who infiltrated the North’s political elite in the 1990s.

The Spy Gone North: South Korean espionage thriller by Yoon Jong-bin reflects the new era of Korean politics

The Spy Gone North veers away from portraying North Koreans as scheming, cold-blooded killers and shows the need for peaceful engagement as characters from either side establish some kind of rapport as the story unfolds

Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films

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Hwang Jung-min (left) and Lee Sung-min in The Spy Gone North, an espionage thriller based on the life of a real South Korean secret agent who infiltrated the North’s political elite in the 1990s.
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