[USA] "Escape from Mogadishu" hits Blu-ray January 18
South Korea's Submission for the Academy Award© for Best Foreign Film
"A TERRIFIC MIX OF ACTION-THRILLER EXCITEMENT AND RIVETING DRAMA".
~ Richard Kuipers, VARIETY
"An involving and suspenseful action-thriller that Ryoo Seung-wan handles with flair, capably staging big action scenes - like the final, nerve-rattling drive to potential salvation - while not neglecting the human stories at their heart". ~ Cary Darling HOUSTON CHRONICLE
"Escape from Mogadishu"
The Acclaimed Action-Drama Debuts on Blu-ray & DVD January 18 Available on Digital Now
Bonus Material Includes Production Documentaries & a Making-of Featurette
"Escape from Mogadishu"-an award-winning action-drama and South Korea's official submission for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards©-debuts on Blu-ray and DVD January 18 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director Ryoo Seung-wan ("Veteran", "The Berlin File") brings together a stellar cast, including Kim Yun-seok ("The Chaser", "The Yellow Sea"), Huh Joon-ho ("Kingdom", "Illang : The Wolf Brigade"), Zo In-sung ("The Classic", "The Great Battle"), Koo Kyo-hwan ("Peninsula", Netflix's "Kingdom: Ashin of the North"), Jung Man-sik ("The Swordsman", "Rampant") and Kim So-jin ("The Spy Gone North", "The King") for the riveting story of rival diplomats from North and South Korea who become trapped as a civil war rages in Somalia. With no aid from either government, their only shot at survival requires working together with their bitter adversaries. Bonus material includes production documentaries and a making-of featurette.
"Escape from Mogadishu" won an impressive six awards (out of 10 nominations) at the 30th Buil Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Screenplay (Ryoo Seung-wan, Lee Gi-cheol). The film received the most nominations of any film this year. In addition, the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards named Ryoo Seung-wan Best Director, plus awarded the film trophies for Best Supporting Actor (Huh Joon-ho), Best Cinematography (Choi Young-hwan), Best Music (Bang Joon-seok) and it made the list as one of the Ten Best Films of the Year.
Dramatically constructed based on actual events: when civil war explodes in 1991 between rebel factions and Somali government forces under dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, rival North and South Korean diplomats are trapped in the capital city, surrounded on all sides by what would emerge as some of the deadliest fighting of the conflict. With no aid from either Korean government-and no means of communicating with the outside world-the diplomats' only shot at survival may require uniting with bitter adversaries to escape.
Country of Origin: South Korea
"Escape from Mogadishu" has a runtime of approximately 121 minutes and is not rated.