THE BERLIN FILE on Region 1 DVD December 24
High Octane Spy Thriller from Internationally-Acclaimed Action Director Ryoo Seung-wan
Source: CJ Entertainment America, MPRM Communications press release
Official Site: berlin2013.interest.me (Korea), theberlinfile.com (US)
Special Thanks to Leif Helland
Korean action auteur Ryoo Seung-wan (CITY OF VIOLENCE, CRYING FIST) delivers his signature style to the East meets West double agent intrigue in the breakneck thriller THE BERLIN FILE (베를린, Bereurlin, 2013) debuting on DVD December 24th from CJ Entertainment. Exposed during an illegal arms trade gone wrong in Berlin, a North Korean “ghost” agent finds himself in the crosshairs of an international manhunt. Caught between his love of country and his wife, he must quickly prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.
The stellar cast includes Jung-woo Ha (winner of the Best Actor award for this performance at the 2013 Baek Sang Art Awards), Suk-kyu Han (EYE FOR AN EYE), Seung-beom Ryu (PERFECT NUMBER, DOOMSDAY BOOK) and Gianna Jun (THE THIEVES, SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN).
A tense illegal arms deal in a Berlin hotel suddenly descends into mayhem after a “ghost” agent named Jong-seong (Ha Jung-woo) appears on the scene. Secretly watching the deal go down is embattled South Korean intelligence chief Jin-soo (Han Suk-Kyu), the North Koreans and the CIA, who are all left trying to decode whether the ghost is a double-agent or taking the fall for a more insidious plot. Myung-soo (Ryoo Seung-bum) a young, notorious North Korean agent jumps into these treacherous waters to investigate loyalties of all involved and begins to implicate Jong-seong’s wife, Jung-hee (Gianna Jun), a translator at the North Korean embassy in the German capital. Caught between his love of country and his wife, Jong-Seong must quickly prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.
THE BERLIN FILE has a runtime of approximately 120 minutes and is not rated. The bonus materials include deleted scenes and “The Making of THE BERLIN FILE,” a behind-scene scenes featurette.
Catalog #: 423CJ
UPC Code: 851339004234
About CJ Entertainment America
Launched in 2005, CJ Entertainment America (CJ Ent.Am) is the U.S. arm of Asia’s premier entertainment company and Korea’s #1 filmmaker and distributor, CJ Entertainment & Media (CJ E&M). Since 1995, CJ E&M has provided original, award-winning content — across an array of genres, including drama, comedy, action, sci-fi/horror and special interest — for theatrical, television, DVD, digital download, interactive game publishing/portals and music.
The cornerstone of the Korean entertainment industry — boasting the country’s largest and most significant library, with hundreds of films — CJ E&M is also a singular presence throughout Asia, Europe and in the United States and a key force in popularizing contemporary Korean and Pan-Asian cinema around the world. Top films include THE MAN FROM NOWHERE; THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD; A BITTERSWEET LIFE; JOINT SECURITY AREA; and the VENGEANCE trilogy, to name a few.