The war between North and South Korea has remained over the decades. ‘The Spy Gone North portrays some of the issues and tensions between the two Koreas. This is definitely a Korean movie to stream.

The Spy Gone North: a Korean Drama Movie to Stream on Netflix.
The Spy Gone North: a Korean Drama Movie to Stream on Netflix.
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The Spy Gone North is a 2018 South Korean thriller drama. The movie was released in the Cannes Festival in May 2018, and was laster released in over 100 countries. This Korean movie is now available to stream on all the principal streaming platforms. The Spy Gone North is available on Netflix, Apple TV, Prime Video and Google Play.

This Korean drama movie shares an incredible story based on true-life events. The Spy Gone North is based on South Korean agent Park Chae-seo. The movie was produced by two of the biggest movie companies in South Korea, Moonlight Film and Sanai Pictures, and directed by the South Korean director Yoon Jong-Bin.

While most Korean movies are known for their drama romance stories, The Spy Gone North is a unique real-life drama adaptation, and it’s very intense. And even when it seems like fiction, this movie is actually showing us the reality of spies in the war.

Historical real-life events reflected in The Spy Gone North Korean Movie.
Historical real-life events reflected in The Spy Gone North Korean Movie.
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The Korean movie is set in the 1990s when the nuclear scare of the Cold War was still very present, especially in Korea. The movie follows Park Seok-young, an army major that was recruited by the National Intelligence Service of South Korea to become a spy in the North. By that time, the South Korean government suspected that North Korea had a nuclear weapons program.

The spy’s mission was to infiltrate a North Korean military group based in China, by getting close to the North Korean Elite. Then, get as much nuclear information as possible.

That is the reason why the Korean movie is no intense. The Spy Gone North is not a regular drama movie. Because the thriller and suspense elements on the movie’s plot really make you feel scared and tense. The spy’s mission makes the movie one long life or death situation. Any mistake in the mission can not only mean the spy’s death, but also the explosion of a nuclear war.

Drama and Thriller in The Spy Gone North, a Korean Movie to Stream.
Drama and Thriller in The Spy Gone North, a Korean Movie to Stream.
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The spy’s connections in China get him access to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. But when everything is apparently going well for the South Korean spy, he discovers that he may be privy to all his South Korean government’s plans.

This Korean movie is a really different option to stream. It is really interesting and intense. But also the drama movie left you thinking about many things. The Spy Gone North is a movie to become aware of many aspects of the tension between North and South Korea. Also, this movie is on so many stream platforms that no one has an excuse for not watching it.