Based on a true story, the film revolves around a loyal South Korean secret agent who is caught in a political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of North and South Korea. The cast includes Hwang Jung-Min, Lee Sung-Min, Cho Jin-Woong, and Ju Ji-Hoon.
Set in the mid-1990’s, a spy (Hwang Jung-Min) from South Korea infiltrates North Korea to identify North Korean nuclear development. Surrounding the spy, intelligence combat takes place between the two countries.
‘The Spy Gone North’ screens at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in the “Midnight Screenings” section. Director Yoon Jong-Bin’s previous films were ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’ and ‘Nameless Gangster: Rules of Time’.