Synopsis: After his father's botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister's life, Myung-hoon "volunteers" to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school in the South (his cover), he meets another girl named Hye-in and rescues her when she comes under attack by school bullies. South Korean Intelligence soon discovers Myung-hoon's activities and begins tracking him, all the while as his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him.
Genre: Action, Drama
Director(s): Hong-soo Park
Production: Well Go USA
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min


2009, Seoul

Here, on the house.

Thank you for everything.

I'll miss this.

Do you have a lover

in the North?

- Would you like to see?

- Sure.

So pretty!

You're a greedy man,

not just one lover!

- Let me pour you one.

- Sure.

When will you come back

to the North?

Don't be so chatty,

have your drink and go on.

Please stay healthy.

Go back and

forget what happened,

and have a wonderful life.

Go on now!

Li Young-ho! Surrender!

There's no other way!

You got nowhere to run.

How do you think we found you?

The North has already

abandoned you!

Don't make a scene.

Li! What are you doing?!

Sniper unit, report.


- Target in range.

- Ready to fire.

Li Young-ho!

Yoduk Labor Prison Camp

Reporting, colonel!

Are you Li Young-ho's son?

How old are you?

18, sir.


An award from our great leader

as youth movement...

If it wasn't for your traitor father,

you'd have gone far.

My father is not a traitor.

Don't get worked up,

I'm not interested in that.

Myung-hoon, would you

like to leave here?

Is that possible?

There is a way.

For you and your sister

to leave here alive,

there's just one way.

What is that?

Become an agent.

THE COMMITMEN 2 years later

2011, Seoul

Unit 8, Comrade Kim Sun-myung.

Head of Recon Bureau Unit 8,

Kim Sun-myung.

He defected in 1992,

and ran a shell company.

These 3 are known sleeper cells.

All in the Unit 8,

and all died by the same suspect.

The lefty who uses Tokarev.

This is the CCTV footage.

He looks to be a skilled assassin

from the North.


All victims were from Unit 8,

they did not betray, but one day,

they were wiped out by an assassin.

It's part of a power struggle after

Kim Jong-il's health deteriorated.

Anti-Republic of Korea threw

the first punch.

A small drifting boat was rescued

from Japanese open sea,

and defectors reached

Incheon Airport today.

A group of 4 men,

4 women, and 2 children,

received support from

Nagasaki immigration,

and they all desired

to be in South Korea.

After debriefing their defection route,

they'll receive relocation support...


Kang Dae-ho.


19 years old.

Why did you defect?

I wanted to live like a human.

By yourself?

What about family?

They're all dead.

Please call in once a month

for a checkup.

Foster Care Agreement

Please call in once a month

for a checkup.

Dae-ho's quiet and gruff,

but he's a gentle soul.

Please take good care of him,

thank you again.

We should be thankful.

For Dae-ho and you,

could I say a prayer?


Give me your hand.

Our dear Lord,

thank you for your generosity.

You've given us...

About 20 years now.

Are you shocked?

I'm sure Dae-ho's your alias,

what's your real name?


Who cares?

I am his foster mother after all,

I should know.

I like his reticent personality.

Come on in.

Go rest up now.

This way.

This is your room.

You must be tired.

Who'd suspect

a teenage agent, right?

No good will come out of

getting involved.


Will he rob our safe?

Until the package is shipped,

don't leave the house unattended.

Which unit?

Unit 8, Special Ops.

You must be well trained then.

There's only one rule here.

Just stay out of our business.

Then we won't take interest in yours too.

I was looking forward to

a new family member.

No need for strong words

on our first dinner.

You have to wake up

early tomorrow.

Students study really hard here.

Sunrise till midnight.

Are you serious?

Everyone, attention!

We got a new transfer student.

Introduce yourself.

My name is Kang Dae-ho,

pleased to meet you.

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