Assassination is a 2015 South Korean espionage action film co-written and directed by Choi Dong-hoon. It filmed in both Shanghai and Seoul for five months. A special set of 13,500 square meters was created in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, to recreate the Seosomun Street in Gyeongseong. The street date is set for December 1st, 2015 on Blu-ray & DVD from Well Go USA.
Synopsis: Set in the 1930s during Japan’s colonial rule of Korea, many Korean resistance activists are based in Manchuria, northeastern China while hiding from Japanese authorities. In 1933, orders are given to assassinate Kawaguchi Mamoru, the governor of the Japanese garrison in Gyeongseong, and Kang In-gook, a pro-Japanese Korean business tycoon. For this covert mission, Yeom Seok-jin, an agent of the provisional Korean government who had broken out of prison in 1911, is tasked to do the same for three people and bring them to Shanghai: topnotch sniper Ahn Ok-yun, who’s in a Manchurian jail for shooting her superior; Chu Sang-ok (nicknamed “Big Gun”), one of the last graduates of the Independence Military School and in prison after stealing guns from Chiang Kai-shek’s army then selling them; and Chu’s cellmate Hwang Deok-sam, an explosives specialist imprisoned for selling faulty product. The squad arrives in Gyeongseong, not knowing that one of them is secretly working for the Japanese and has hired freelance assassin Hawaii Pistol and his sidekick Old Man to kill members of the team.
Assassination has a run time of approximately 139 minutes and is not rated.
Starring Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Jung-jae & Ha Jung-woo& Ha Jung-woo& Ha Jung-woo: Choi Dong-hoon.