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Escape from Mogadishu

Escape from Mogadishu: Kim Yoon Seok, Jo In Sung, Heo Joon Ho, Koo Kyo Hwan

escape from mogadishu movie cast and synopsis
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General Information

  • International Title: Escape from Mogadishu
  • Original Title: 모가디슈 (romanization: Mogadishu)
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
  • Runtime: 121 minutes
  • Released Date: 2021.07.28
  • Screening: CGV
  • Distributor: Lotte Entertainment
  • Starring: Kim Yoon Seok, Jo In Sung, Heo Joon Ho, Koo Kyo Hwan
  • Director: Ryu Seung Wan
  • Writer: Ryu Seung Wan & Lee Gi Cheol
  • Producer: Kang Hye Jeong & Kim Yong Hwa
  • Rating: IMDb (7.2/10) & Rotten Tomatoes (92%)
  • Awards: 30th Buil Film Awards (Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography Award, Best Music Award)

Synopsis

Escape from Mogadishu movie depicts the political chaos during Somali Civil War in 1991. As the consequence, this chaotic situation causes the embassy officials and their family trapped in embassy office. Han Sin Seong is South Korean ambassador for Somali. Kang Dae Jin is South Korea’s ANSP counselor. They arrange the perilous attempt to escape from the country. Furthermore, this mission involves North Korean ambassador (Lim Yong Su) and North Korea’s MSS Counselor (Tae Joon Ki). In order to escape from this war, South Korean and North Korean officials are lobbying and unite to be admitted to UN.

Main Cast

escape from mogadishu movie cast kim yoon seok
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Character name: Han Shin Seong
Actor name: Kim Yoon Seok
Kim Yoon Seok’s notable works: 1987: When The Day Comes, Punch, The Chaser, Tazza: The Hidden Card, Hwayi: A Monster Boy, Tazza: The High Rollers, etc

escape from mogadishu movie cast jo in sung

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Character name: Kang Dae Jin
Actor name: Jo In Sung
Jo In Sung’s notable works: The King, A Frozen Flower, Classic, Moving (series), It’s Ok, This is Love (series), That Winter The Wind Blows (series), Memories of Bali (series), etc

heo joon ho
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Character name: Lim Yong Su
Actor name: Heo Joon Ho
Heo Joon Ho’s notable works: Innocence, Hunting Dogs (series), Why Oh Soo-Jae? (series), Missing: The Other Side (series), Kingdom Season 2 (series), Kingdom (series), Come and Hug Me (series), The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (series), etc

koo kyo hwan
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Character name: Tae Joon Ki
Actor name: Koo Kyo Hwan
Koo Kyo Hwan’s notable works: Peninsula, A Werewolf Boy, Kingdom: Ashin of the North, Jane, Strange (series), D.P. (series), etc

Extended Cast

Kim So Jin as Kim Myung Hee
Jung Man Sik as Gong Soo Cheol
Kim Jae Hwa as Jo Soo Jin
Park Kyung Hye as Park Ji Eun

Cameo & Special Appearance

Yoon Kyung Ho as ANSP senior officer

Character Relationship Chart

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Original Soundtrack

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Teaser & Trailer Videos


Awards & Nominations

  • 30th Buil Film Awards: Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (“Heo Joon Ho”), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography Award, Best Music Award, Star of the Year Award (“Jo In Sung”) – October 7, 2021
  • Korean Association of Film Critics Awards: Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (“Heo Joon Ho”), Best Music Award, Best Cinematography Award) – 2021

Trivia

  • Escape from Mogadishu movie is selected as South Korea official entry at 94th Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film
  • The story line is based on the true events set during Somali Civil War. It depicts the attempt of South Korea and North Korea Embassy officials to escape from Somali
  • Escape from Mogadishu becomes the highest-grossing movie in South Korea in 2021
  • The filming location didn’t take place in Somali but Morocco in second half of 2019
  • Escape from Mogadishu is invited as the opening movie at 20th New York Asian Film Festival

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