Action auteur Ryoo Seung-wan's most ambitious project to date comes to North America
"It's said that during the Cold War, 6 out of 10 people walking the streets of Berlin were spies.
Although that crushing period has passed, I sense that tragic history still hanging in the air.
I wanted to tell a story about human beings who are defined by dangerous secrets bigger than their own lives".
- Director RYOO Seung-wan-
Action auteur Ryoo Seung-wan comes back to the genre with his most ambitious project yet, pitting Korea's most charismatic actors Ha Jung-woo, Ryoo Seung-bum and Han Suk-kyu against each other in the twisty tale of political intrigue and personal redemption, "The Berlin File". The action thriller is scheduled to hit select theaters in North America on February 15, 2013.
A tense illegal arms deal in a Berlin hotel suddenly descends into mayhem after a "Ghost" agent named Jong-seong (Ha Jung-woo) appears on the scene. Secretly watching the deal go down is embattled South Korean intelligence chief Jin-soo (Han Suk-kyu), the North Koreans and the US CIA, who are all left trying to decode whether the ghost is a double-agent or taking the fall for a more insidious plot. Myung-soo (Ryoo Seung-bum) a young but notorious North Korean agent jumps into these treacherous waters to investigate loyalties of all involved and begins to implicate Jong-seong's wife, Jung-hee (Jun Ji-hyun), a translator at the North Korean embassy in the German capital. Caught between his love of country and his wife, Jong-Seong must quickly prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice in this thrilling tale of political intrigue.
South Korea's top actors come together for "The Berlin File"!
Set in the present-day, "The Berlin File" features a truly star-studded cast bringing together Ha Jung-woo, successfully transformed from riveting character actor into Korea's newest action hero; Ryoo Seung-bum, who easily displays dizzying range from psychos to romantic comedy leads, and the glorious return of Han Suk-kyu, nearly 14 years after playing the iconic role as a South Korean officer who falls in love with a North Korean agent. Also featured is Jun Ji-hyun, who changes gears from recent glamorous turns to become the emotional anchor and heroine of this all too realistic story.
Says Director Ryoo Seung-wan of the cast, "I am very satisfied with the casting. I was very lucky to be able to cast all the actors that were perfect for these characters".
Please stay tuned for more updates and screening events in North America for "The Berlin File"!
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