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Secretly, Greatly (2013)

Eun-mil-ha-gae eui-dae-ha-gae (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 19 July 2013 (USA)
A group of spies, the 5446 Corps were trained by North Korean special forces since their youth, with a goal of unifying Korea. They are ambitiously dispatched to South Korea, where each ... See full summary »

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Cheol-soo Jang (as Chul-soo Jang)

Writers:

Bang-hyun Kim (screenplay), Hong-gi Yun (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Soo-Hyun Kim ... Won Ryoo-hwan (as Soo Hyun Kim)
Gi-woong Park ... Ri Hae-rang
Hyun-woo Lee ... Ri Hae-jin
Hyeon-ju Son ... Kim Tae-won (as Hyeon-joo Son)
Hye-soo Park Hye-soo Park ... Jeon Soon-im
Seong-gyoon Kim ... Seo Soo-hyuk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woo-sik Choi ... Yoon Yoo-joon
Tae-goo Eom Tae-goo Eom ... Hwang Jae-Oh
Chang-Seok Ko ... Seo Sang-gu
Chae-yeong Lee Chae-yeong Lee ... Ran (as Chae-young Lee)
Hye-sook Park Hye-sook Park ... Jeon Soon-im (as Park Hye-Sook)
Yoo-Bin Sung Yoo-Bin Sung ... Ri Hae-Jin (young)
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A group of spies, the 5446 Corps were trained by North Korean special forces since their youth, with a goal of unifying Korea. They are ambitiously dispatched to South Korea, where each disguises himself as a fool, an aspiring singer, and a high school student. Passing boring time without receiving any orders from the North, they gradually get used to life as ordinary neighbors in a small town. Due to the events of the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong, South Korea demands the names, location, and rank of 30 North Korean spies active in South Korea, promising financial aid to the North on the condition that Pyongyang turns in their spies. To prevent the elites from falling into enemy hands, the North Korean government orders dozens of active duty spies to take their own lives. Meanwhile, their North Korean army instructor Kim Tae-won crosses the border to eliminate those who refuse to comply.

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Playing the fool for the Dear Leader. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Covertness See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Filming began October 17, 2012 and ended March 8, 2013. Shooting took 5 months to complete. The last scene filmed took place in an alley in a low income neighborhood. The scene involved Dong-Goo (Kim Soo-Hyun) and Hae-Jin (Lee Hyun-Woo) watching something secretly. See more »

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Kim Soo Hyun does it again
4 July 2019 | by valentine-seSee all my reviews

This film was amazing. Since I read that it was mostly a comedy (it isn't really) I wasn't expecting the story to be so moving and engrossing. The acting was phenomenal. Kim Soo Hyun is one of my favorite Korean actors and yet again he gives an achingly flawless performance. The other two leads were impressive as well. Even though you know it's inevitable, the ending is pretty heartbreaking. I definitely recommend this film.


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