20.10.2021, 19:30, CineStar Metropolis, Kino 6, with a fee
South Korea, 2021, 121 min., OV with English subtitles, (Korea) FSK: 15+
Genre: Drama, Thriller
The film Escape from Mogadishu is based on true events which took place during the civil war in Somalia in 1991. The outbreak of the war left the whole country divided and isolated. In the capital of Mogadishu, the employees of the South Korean Embassy are completely isolated from the outside world and are left to fend for themselves. When the employees of the North Korean embassy unexpectedly knock at their door to ask for help, the citizens of both states unite with one goal: to escape from Mogadishu.
With Escape from Mogadishu we bring the box-office hit of the year to Europe. As the most successful film of the year so far in Korea, it even outperformed Hollywood blockbusters like Black Widow or Fast & Furious 9.
Director: RYOO Seung-wan
Screenplay: RYOO Seung-wan, LEE Gi-cheol
Cast: JO In-sung, KIM Yoon-seok, HEO Joon-ho, KIM So-jin
AWARDS & INVITATIONS (Selection):
New York Asian Film Festival 2021 – Opening Film