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A North Korean agent in Berlin is betrayed and cut loose in the midst of a financial espionage intrigue. Together with his wife, a translator at the North Korean embassy in Berlin, they try to escape being purged, as North and South Korean operatives relentlessly pursue them.
When your country betrays you, who can you trust?
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15 February 2013 (USA)
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Gross USA: $665,210, 21 November 2013
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Ryoo shot the film almost 100% on location in Europe. Filming began on April 16, 2012 on a film set in Namyang, south of Seoul, in Gyeonggi Province. After wrapping there, cast and crew relocated to Berlin, Germany and Riga, Latvia in early May 2012, and among the locations were the roof of Berlin's Westin Grand Hotel, in Schoneberg, at the Hackescher Markt, and on Pariser Platz in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate in full view of the American and French Embassies. The shoot involved a 15-person German crew from Film Base Berlin, but the majority of production elements and talent were Korean, including around 80 crew members who brought their entire equipment. Observing that Ryoo did the recces of the locations with the actors so that they could get used to the settings, Film Base boss Mathias Schwerbock described the director as "very thorough and precise in his preparations. They are fast at shooting and very efficient." See more
When the North Korean agent was travelling to Brandenburg Gate, she appeared to have boarded the S-Bahn at Friedrichstraße on the elevated platforms. However, the S-Bahn travelling directly from Friedrichstraße to Brandenburg Gate is actually underground. The carriage that she and the agents travelled from Friedrichstraße to Brandenburg Gate is an U-Bahn as depicted by the kaleidoscopic pattern on the vinyl seat covers. S-Bahn Berlin uses the green cloth seat covers. The line graph showing the stations is for S1 line that stops in Friedrichstraße and Brandenburg Gate rather than the U-Bahn as depicted in the film. See more
Revenge... is a dish best served cold!
References Black Rain