The Berlin File trailer shows packed action thriller
The Berlin File is a thriller, with a fair share of action to it according to the trailer, from South Korean director Seung-wan Ryoo who is also responsible for City of Violence. The trailer looks good, carrying a lot of positive beats from similar films we would expect it to and introducing some interesting characters.
For those of you who are anti subtitles - heathens the lot of you - and are getting turned off by the mention of a foreign film hold on for this film isn't all South Korean, apparently there's a big percentage of the dialogue in English and most of the locations are in Europe, hence the title.
Here's the standard blurb for The Berlin File:
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.
Now here's a much better one that Twitch tracked down although it does appear to go rather far into the plot so you might to avoid it to be totally untainted:
Stationed in Berlin, North Korean secret agent and weapons trader Pyo and his embassy staffer wife Ryon lead risky lives. When an arms deal with an Arab organization is exposed, Pyo's intuition tells him that North Korean security is compromised and he becomes the target of investigation by South Korean intelligence agent Chun. Also in the city is Myung-soo. Myung-soo neutralizes North Korean officials in Berlin, and during the succession period after the death of North Korean leader Kim Jung-il he is granted more power and control. When an informant tells Pyo that Ryon is a double agent he sets out to disprove the claim. But witnessing her visit the American Embassy is evidence that he cannot ignore. It brings about a personal crisis that ends with Ryon as Myung-soo's hostage, and a three-way confrontation with Chun and a group of Arab terrorist on the outskirts of Berlin.
Now onto the trailer which comes through TrailerAddict. Judging from this I'd be very keen to watch it, the tension is high, there are plenty of action sequences and there are enough characters pitted against each other to keep you guessing. Hopefully it will deliver on the promises the production is making for it.
Here's The Berlin File trailer:
Now Twitch also have a South Korean trailer which is longer and features a lot more footage, although I don't believe the trailer is giving away anything, especially if you don't understand the language, it is showing more footage but that footage does look really good.