Commitment - Korean Movie
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- Movie: Commitment (English title) / Alumni (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Dongchangsaeng
- Hangul: 동창생
- Director: Park Hong-Soo
- Writer: Kim Soo-Young, Park Hong-Soo
- Cinematographer: Choi Sung-Chul
- Release Date: November 6, 2013
- Runtime: 113 min.
- Genre: Action / Drama / Brothers & Sisters / North Korea / Spy
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
After completing his mission in South Korea, a North Korean spy (Park Sung-Woong) hopes to return to his motherland to see his son Myung-Hoon (T.O.P) and daughter Hye-In (Kim You-Jung) again, but he is betrayed by his own country and killed by a South Korean agent.
In North Korea, his children Myung-Hoon and Hye-In are sent off to a forced labor camp. Later, high ranking North Korean military official Sang-Chul (Jo Sung-Ha) visits Myung-Hoon at the labor camp. He offers Myung-Hoon a deal. If Myung-Hoon successfully carries out a spy mission in South Korea, Myung-Hoon and his sister will be released from the labor camp. Myung-Hoon accepts the deal and undergoes 2 years of intense training.
Myung-Hoon finally arrives in South Korea under the guise of a North Korean defector. He is adopted by a South Korean couple who are actually North Korean spies and enrolls at a local high school. At his new high school, Myung-Hoon sits next to a girl named Hye-In (Han Ye-Ri). She has the same name as his younger sister. Hye-In is the frequent target of bullies in their class, but Myung-Hoon falls for her. Meanwhile, Myung-Hoon finally receives his mission from North Korea. He is to locate a North Korean spy with the nickname of Big Dipper (Jung Ho-Bin) and take him out. Meanwhile, a power struggle ensues in North Korea with the failing health of dictator Kim Jung-Il and Myung-Hoon quickly becomes a liability.
- Director Park Shin-Woo was the orignal director for the film "Alumni," but quit due to differences with production company "The Lamp". When filming stopped temporarily in August, 2012 due to Typhoon Bolaven, Park Shin-Woo talked with the production company and came to a decision to drop out of the production.
- Filming began July 11, 2012 and finished January 21, 2013 in Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The last scene filmed involved the climax involving a confrontation between Jung-Min (Yoon Je-Moon), Sang-Chul (Jo Sung-Ha) and Myung-Hoon (T.O.P).
|T.O.P||Han Ye-Ri||Kim You-Jung|
|Ri Myung-Hoon||Lee Hye-In||Ri Hye-In|
|Yoon Je-Moon||Cho Seong-Ha||Park Sung-Woong|
|Cha Jung-Min||Moon Sang-Chul||Myung-Hoon's dad|
Additional Cast Members:
- Lee Ju-Sil - North Korean spy
- Jung Ho-Bin - Big Dipper (North Korean spy)
- Kim Sun-Kyung - North Korean spy
- Park Ji-Il - South Korea National Intelligence Service agent
- "탑 ‘동창생’ 촬영중단 “감독하차 의견차 때문..새감독 찾는중”", "Newsen," "September 6, 2012"