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Assassins (2020)

ACMI presents

Assassins

Ryan White | U.S.A. | | CTC

With its heady mix of political intrigue, clandestine agents and two unwitting protagonists, Assassins plays out like a best-selling spy novel.

Your jaw will drop.

Variety

In 2017, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was murdered in a crowded Malaysian airport. Poisoned in broad daylight, Kim Jong-nam’s death captured the world's attention. It wasn’t just the victim's high profile that had news desks in a flurry but the two unassuming young women at the centre of the attack. Wild stories emerged of them being highly trained North Korean spies equipped with poison lipstick while others suggested a bizarre tale of a video prank gone wrong.

Inspired by Doug Bock Clark’s 2017 GQ article 'The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination', director Ryan White (Good Ol’ Freda, The Case Against 8, The Keepers) charts the fate of the two women – Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong – and the various nation states caught in the middle of this murderous plot. The resulting film goes beyond the stranger-than-fiction headlines to expose a complex web that offers audiences fascinating insights into this event and the broader geopolitics of our region.

Format: DCP
Language: Vietnamese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, English and Malay with English subtitles
Source: Madman Entertainment
Courtesy: Madman Entertainment
Duration: 104 min

When

12 Feb – 1 Mar 2021

Tickets

Full

$18

Concession

$14

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$12

Sessions & times

Duration

104 mins

Rating

CTC

Where

Cinema 1, ACMI
Fed Square, Melbourne

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