Film director teaches art of action genre 2006/04/27, Source, For years, action flicks were not a popular genre in contemporary Korean cinema. They became even less so when Hong Kong gangster movies, which dominated the local film scene from the mid '80s, were able to provide just about all the action that local audiences craved.
Under Japanese imperialism, Korean national treasure Golden Buddha is stolen. Legendary Korean spy Lee is assigned to recover the fabled statue and reveal the dark plot. His recovery operation fails miserably, loosing both the statue and his sexy partner. Lee discovers that the failure was an inside job and fueled by rage of revenge, he must face off with the dangerous shadowy figure behind the plot.
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