Dir. Jang Hun
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won
Since the phenomenal success of Shiri (1999) and JSA (2002), the North-vs-South spy game has been the Korean domestic box office’s favorite genre. Secret Reunion, a sophomore film of Jang Hoon (Rough Cut), is a unique buddy action film. Korea’s two top-tier actors (Song Kang-ho and Gang Dong-wan) perform in this story of an ex-Korean intelligence agent who unexpectedly befriends a North Korean assassin-cum-illegal worker. The film manages an action-packed, touching, funny and a compelling glimpse of how the division of Korea mutilates the lives of citizens on both sides of the DMZ. No wonder the film became the highest grossing Korean blockbuster of 2010.