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S. Korean spy thriller 'The Spy Gone North' released in U.S., Canada

All Headlines 18:07 August 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean spy thriller "The Spy Gone North" has been released in the United States and Canada, its distributor has said.

CJ E&M America said the movie opened in local theaters in Washington D.C., New York and several other major cities on Friday.

Set in the 1990s when the Korean Peninsula was on the brink of war over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, the film tells the story of a South Korean spy who goes undercover as a businessman in North Korea to infiltrate its nuclear facilities.

Directed by Yoon Jong-bin of "Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time" (2012), "The Spy Gone North" premiered to a standing ovation in the Midnight Screenings section of the 71st Cannes Film Festival in May.

The rights to the film have been sold to distributors in the Americas and Asian and European countries like Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, France, Poland, Britain and Spain, according to CJ EnM.

This photo, provided by South Korean entertainment and media giant CJ EnM, shows a promotional poster for the South Korean spy thriller "The Spy Gone North." (Yonhap)

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