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- Movie: Dachimawa Lee
- Revised romanization: Dachimawa Lee - Akinyiyeo Jiokhaeng Geubhaengyeolchareul Tara!
- Hangul: 다찌마와 리 - 악인이여 지옥행 급행열차를 타라!
- Director: Ryoo Seung-Wan
- Writer: Ryoo Seung-Wan, Hyeok-jae Kwon
- Producer: Ryu Jeong-Hun, Kang Hye-Jeong
- Cinematographer Jung Doo-Hong, Heo Myeong-Haeng
- Release Date: August 13, 2008
- Runtime: 99 min.
- Genre: Action / Comedy
- Distributor: Showbox
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Under Japanese imperialism, Korean national treasure Golden Buddha is
stolen. More important to national security, the statue contains vital information
concerning Korean freedom fi ghters and their whereabouts as well as their true
identities. Once in Japanese hands, the list could do insurmountable damage to
not only the country but to the safety of its citizens.
The interim Korean government appoints legendary Korean spy Agent
Dachimawa Lee to recover the fabled statue and reveal the dark plot behind the
theft. To make matter worse, Agent Lee’s partner and lover was killed during a
reconnaissance mission inside the enemy territory.
With an assortment of wacky gadgets and martial arts moves, Dachimawa
Lee and his sexy new partner Mari attempt recovery operation in Manchurian
compound but fails miserably, loosing not only the statue, but Mari’s life and
Agent Lee’s memory. He is rescued by a peculiar girl living alone in the desert
who helps him recover his memory and train with a new weapon.
Having defeated the Chinese and his companion Border Lynx, he discovers
that the failure was an inside job and fueled by rage of revenge, he must
face off with the shadowy fi gure behind the plot on the snowy fi eld of Switzerland
where the statue is believed to be hidden.
- "Dachimawa Lee" was originally made as a 35-minute short film in 2000 by Seung-wan Ryoo. The 2008 version is not a remake, but takes the characters from the short film on a new adventure.
- Dachimawa Lee is a Korean idiom used in the film industry, commonly referring to “thrilling action”.
- Although the film takes place in many different locations (Shanghai, Manchuria Deserts, Princeton - New Jersey, and the Swiss Alps), the film was shot entirely in South Korea.
- Related titles:
- Dachimawa Lee (2000)
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