The Hong Kong police are hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter". In order to crack the true identity of him, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask "Painter's" secret identity.
Si-hyun (Hye-su Kim), the monetary policy manager at the Bank of Korea, predicts a massive national financial crisis and reports it to the Director. The Director doesn't schedule an ... See full summary »
A coup in North Korea forces an agent to defect to South with unconscious "Number One". While operatives from North hunt for both of them, the agent has to work with South Koreans to stop the nuclear war.
In 1993, former military officer Suk-young Park is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and given the code name "Black Venus". He is then sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials based in Beijing, with the ultimate goal of acquiring information on the North's nuclear program. After becoming close to Myong-un Ri, a key power broker, Black Venus succeeds beyond his wildest dreams of gaining the trust of North Korea's leadership. But political machinations on both sides of the border threaten to derail his accomplishments.Written by
According to this movie's director Jong-bin Yoon, what distinguishes this film from other ordinary spy movies, is: "Western spy stories set during the Cold War are centered around conflict and competition between two ideological systems, but what most distinguishes the case of Korea is that the two systems are made up of the same people. It's a very unusual situation that a single nation becomes divided into two separate systems. Korea is also the one place on earth where the Cold War still exists. Because of this, the emotional texture of this film is different from other spy movies. I wanted the audience to feel the tension that results from this sort of highly complex operation and subtle battle of wits, so I worked with the actors on expressing slight shifts in the atmosphere, on portraying situations where the characters' faces may be smiling, but undercurrents of suspicion flow between them." See more »