Synopsis: Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. 31 criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the island of Silmi; for two years they are subjected to maximum mental and physical abuse before the mission is cancelled and the unit terminated.
Genre: Action, Drama
Director(s): Woo-Suk Kang
Production: Cinema Service
  7 wins.
135 min


Produced and presented by Cinema

Service Co-produced by Hanmac Films

State your mission.

Team 1, Blue House

main building!

Team 2, guard room!

Team 3, secretary's office!

Team 4, take out guards,

Seoul, night landscape

and capture vehicles.

For the South's liberation,

our unit 124 shall

kill the South's leader,

on our Great Leader's order...

What the hell?

Stop! We'll shoot!


Freeze, you bastard!

You bastard!

Don't move, or we'll shoot!

Throw down the knife!

Throw it down, you bastard!

I am KANG In-chan.

I am special agent

KIM Shin-jo,

from unit 124 of the

People's Republic of Korea.

No home address.

What was your mission?

To rip out

Park Chung-hee's throat.

Then what kind of soldiers

were the deceased

members of the unit?

Gang work was all I could do.

Specialists in murder, arson,

kidnapping, military explosives...

Even though the victim lived,

it was a grisly crime,

planned carefully in advance.

As such, this court's

judgement is as follows.

Defendant KANG In-chan,

sentenced to death.

January 1968

Leave us.

Sit down.

KANG Min-ho

was a fencing master.

Arrested as a resident spy,

he escaped during trial,

and was never found.

Assumed to have

escaped to the North.

You, KANG In-chan, were

his only son. You were 15.

After middle school,

you tried to find work.

You applied 12 times

in 2 years without success.

At 17, you were recruited

by the Jindo gang.

Now, convicted to death

for attempted murder.

This knife, latched onto a life

ruined by your father.

If not for your father,

you wouldn't be

sentenced to death.

Who the hell are you?

Guilt by association.

If you could escape

your father's crimes,

If you could completely

start over again...

...would you wield this

knife for your country?

Over here!

Proceed with the execution!


What the f*ck?

Stupid moron.

You think you're

a big shit, huh?

Hey soldier, if you

got a smoke, give it here.

I'll earn some cash

and buy you a full carton.

F*ck you!

Drop the gun and your badges,

and let's fight man to man!

Thinking you're hot shit

in that uniform.

What are you

looking at, asshole?

You shithead!

Little punk never shuts up.

That's enough.

Damned moron.

What's your problem, huh?

Son of a bitch.

Everyone in the water,

before I count to three.



Why don't you jump in?


It's goddamned freezing!


Two what?


So what?

It's okay. If you

stay calm, you float.

Don't panic.


Pull out only the ones

who are drowning.

Yes, sir!



Soldiers, in formation!

Soldiers, in formation!

In formation!

As you can see,

I am a soldier.

You are death row convicts,

or men from society's gutter...

...human trash.

But if you

put on this uniform,

our goals become one.

To safeguard our nation,

and to unify our homeland,

we will unite under a single task.

These soldiers and I,

to protect your lives

and our nation's bidding,

will train you.

The training will be

much harsher

than the real task

awaiting you.

We will make no effort

to ensure your safety.

However on the day

you achieve your goal,

you'll be able to

face the world

as Korea's proudest soldiers.

Those who are prepared,

put on these uniforms.

Nowhere else to go.

And no clue how to

get out of here.

Shit, we're dead either way.

Damn right!

I spent each day risking

my life back home, too.


From now, you are

members of Korean

special unit 684.

Our unit's mission is... go to Pyongyang and

slit the throat of Kim Il-sung.

Run, you bastards!


Heads down!

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