Movie Information

Genre: Documentary
Director: Kim Dong-won
Rated: NR

At 149 minutes, the film may be way too long, but the utter humanity of Kim Dong-won’s examination of the repatriation of long-incarcerated North Korean spies saves it from seeming as long as it is. Often heartbreaking as it looks at the lives of these elderly displaced persons, this powerful film takes the trouble to put what happened in perspective in a way that too many documentaries don’t.

— reviewed by Ken Hanke

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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