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Spy Nation

Director CHOI Seungho
Info
  • Korea│
  • 2016│
  • 90min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Documentary

Overview

Yu Wooseong who had been working as a civil servant is on trial for espionage following his sibling’s confession. A reporter who has been laid off begins following the traces of a spy story manipulated by a government agency. The clues lead to a confession and false evidence that society and the press have turned their back on.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
226 2016. 04. 30 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 HEK15GV
407 2016. 05. 02 10:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) TM HEK15GV
649 2016. 05. 04 21:00 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema HEK15

Review

A reporter that’s been laid off starts an impossible fight against a national intelligence agency. He investigates spy cases and begins questioning the credibility of the incredulous confessions. Yoo Wu-seong was a Seoul city official who was accused of being a spy. His sister’s confession was decisive in solving the case. Reporters went back and forth to the border between China and North Korea and contributed greatly in getting the verdict that the espionage charges were concocted. They keep digging to find other similar cases that are hard to approach. Spy Nation is an unusual documentary that uncovers the truth that lies beyond an incident. Choi leads his team into areas that have been protected by power and is relentless holding people responsible for their actions. This is truly a beacon in a time when the press are losing ground. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director CHOI Seungho
Screenplay JEONG Jaehong
Producer KIM Jaehwan
Cinematography CHOI Hyoungseok
Editor YOON Seokmin
Music WOO Seokdo
Cast KIM Gichoon, WON Saehoon, GHOI Seungho

Director

CHOI Seungho

Born in 1961. Started as an MBC producer in 1986 and was the Chief Producer of Producers’ Note for Uncovered the Fraud of S. Korea’s National Hero Dr. Hwang Woo-Suk. Awarded the Korean Broadcasting Association’ Korean Broadcasting Prize for Best Program for 「Sponsor Scandal」 and the Korean Producer’s Association’s Producer of the Year Award for 「4 River Project」. He has been an anchor and producer at Newspa since 2013.

Trailer

(Spy Nation) DIR. CHOI Seungho

Yu Wooseong who had been working as a civil servant is on trial for espionage following his sibling’s confession. A reporter who has been laid off begins following the traces of a spy story manipulated by a government agency. The clues lead to a confession and false evidence that society and the press have turned their back on.