Exposed during an illegal arms trade gone wrong in Berlin, a North Korean “ghost” agent finds himself in the crosshairs of an international manhunt. Was he betrayed by his wife or his country? He must prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.
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Over-plotting makes The Berlin File never have a grip nor a focus. It's the type of film that should have zeroed in on a simple plot line to be more dynamic in storytelling and thrilling. Instead, it seems to pride itself in this schematic, it being the bulk of time, when in fact we are really just waiting for the next gunfight, despite their emotion being at a distance due to a lack of drive.
Buona spy-story coreana,con un ritmo sempre sostenuto,scene action girate alla grande(quella dei due voli dal palazzo è fenomenale) e messa in scena sempre all'altezza della situazione.Purtroppo lo script è davvero ingarbugliato,i personaggi sono tanti ed è difficile tenere il punto....meglio goderselo come azione e basta.Buono,ma troppo difficile da seguire almeno per me. 3*
very interesting to see how a korean film team is using a european city for the film. the story of several intervened secret services fits Berlin well. However, the non-Korean cast is pretty horrible, it works with some outdated clichés of politicians. The worst thing is the finale which is clearly shot in Korea badly faking the "German" countryside just so they could spend all the money on worthless bangbang.