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Confidential Assignment 공조 (2017)

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Movie: Confidential Assignment (English title) / Cooperation (literal title)
Revised romanization: Gongjo
Hangul: 공조
Director: Kim Sung-Hoon
Writer: Yoon Hyun-Ho
Producer: Yoon Je-Kyun, Joo Seung-Hwan
Cinematographer: Lee Sung-Je
Release Date: January 18, 2017
Runtime: 125 min.
Genre: Action / North Korea
Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Im Chul-Ryung (Hyun-Bin) is an officer of a special investigation team in North Korea. His team goes to a disturbance at a warehouse that prints counterfeit money. Im Chul-Ryung’s superior Cha Ki-Sung (Kim Ju-Hyeok) and his own team are there to steal the master plates to print the counterfeit money. A shootout takes place and, in the process, Im Chul-Ryung is shot and others killed.

North Korean officials later learn that Cha Ki-Sung has fled to South Korea. Im Chul-Ryung is ordered to capture Cha Ki-Sung and retrieve the stolen master plates. He is given only 3 days to complete his mission. For the first time, South Korea and North Korea decide to cooperate to catch a criminal. South Korean officials though have doubts whether Cha Ki-Sung is really a killer. Detective Kang Jin-Tae (Yu Hae-Jin) from Seoul is ordered to watch over Im Chul-Ryung tightly while he is in South Korea.


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