‘The Berlin File’


Director: Ryoo Seung-wan

Language: Korean (subtitled in Japanese)

They say some of the world’s best secret agents belong to North Korea. That’s certainly true in this story of “ghost” agent Pyo (Ha Jung-woo). He’s stationed in Berlin and so good at his job he leaves no trace of his existence. But when an arms deal ends badly, Pyo suspects a leak in the system. Could it be his wife or his nemesis, South Korean spy Jin-soo (Han Suk-kyu)? A messy sprawl of a plot, but enjoyable nonetheless.