Fantasia 2017 Review: ‘Confidential Assignment’ Treads Familiar Ground In Highly Entertaining Ways
By Rob Hunter
2017’s Fantasia Film Festival runs July 13th through August 2nd.
Original plots in films are few and far between, so it’s always nice when you come across one. Barring that though you hope that a familiar narrative will at least be executed with skill to the point that the lack of originality becomes an afterthought. Confidential Assignment is not the least bit original, but happily it’s an absolute blast anyway delivering exciting action, big laughs, and charm for days.
Im Chul-ryung (Hyun Bin) is a North Korean censor guard who works hard for the supreme leader without question, but his priorities shift when a high-ranking officer goes rogue, kills several countrymen, and escapes to the South with coun ...