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- Movie: Cold Eyes (English title) / Stakeout (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Gamshijadeul
- Hangul: 감시자들
- Director: Cho Ui-Seok, Kim Byung-Seo
- Writer: Cho Ui-Seok
- Producer: Lee Yoo-Jin, Song Dae-Chan
- Cinematographer: Kim Byoung-Seo, Yeo Kyoung-Bo
- Release Date: July 4, 2013
- Runtime: 118 min.
- Genre: Crime / Action / Thriller
- Production Company: Zip Cinema
- Distributor: Next Entertainment World
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Detective Hwang (Sol Kyung-Gu) leads a specialized surveillance team in the police department. Yoon-Joo (Han Hyo-Joo) takes a test to join the team. She's tested on her observation skills and memorization. She passes her test and becomes the newest member of the surveillance team.
While, Yoon-Joo takes her test, James (Jung Woo-Sung) and his crime group robs a bank. He stands on the rooftop of a nearby building and directs his team's movements. He doesn't tolerate any mistakes.
As soon as Yoon-Joo joins the surveillance team, they are tasked to take down James' criminal group. The surveillance team immediately runs into trouble when they can't identify any of the robbers due to their masks and their efficiency in robbing the bank. Detective Hwang finds one man caught on CCTV near the bank.
James gets a new order from a mysterious broker (Kim Byung-Ok) and once again completes a heist. While, the surveillance team goes after James, the mysterious broker also looks to take out James.
- Production takes place from August, 2012-February, 2013 with filming beginning late October, 2012.
- Actor Jung Woo-Sung plays a villain for the first time in his acting career and Han Hyo-Joo plays a cop for the first time in her acting career.
|Sol Kyung-Gu||Jung Woo-Sung||Han Hyo-Joo||Lee Joon-Ho||Kim Byung-Ok|
|Chief detective Hwang||James||Detective Ha Yoon-Joo||Detective Squirrel||mysterious broker|
Additional Cast Members:
- Jin Kyung - Director Lee (surveillance team)
- Park Ji-Yeon - control woman
- Lee Dong-Hwi - Haengmoosae (parrot)
- Kim Ji-Hoon - Ddong (fat guy)
- Kang Shin-Ha - Doodeoji (mole)
- Choi Eun-Suk - arrest team
- Simon Yam - target of surveillance team (cameo)
- 2013 (38th) Toronto International Film Festival - September 5-15, 2013 - Gala Presentations *North American Premiere
- 2013 (33rd) Hawaii International Film Festival - October 10-20, 2013 - Spotlight on Korea *U.S. Premiere
- 2013 (22nd) Philadelphia Film Festival - October 17-27, 2013 - World Narrative
- 2014 (16th) Udine Far East Film - April 25-May 3, 2014 *Italian Premiere
- 2014 (13th) New York Asian Film Festival - June 27-July 14, 2014 *New York Premiere
- 2014 (50th) PaekSang Arts Awards - May 27, 2014
- Best Supporting Actress (Jin Kyung)
- 2013 (34rd) Blue Dragon Film Awards - November 22, 2013
- Best Actress (Han Hyo-Joo)