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Malmoe: The Secret Mission

Um Yoo-Na
Youngwuk Cho, Myoungro Lee.
Recording & Mixing Engineer
Patrick Lemmens


1940s: A time when the Korean language was gradually disappearing. After recently being fired from his job at the movie theaters, Pan-Soo (Yoo Hae-Jin) resorts to pick-pocketing to pay for his son’s tuition. Coincidentally, a man that he unsuccessfully tried to rob turns out to be Jung-Hwan (Yoon Kye-Sang), the executive director of the Korean Language Society that he’s trying to get a job at. The Korean Language Society is hard at work in trying to build a Korean dictionary; thus, the director is very hesitant in hiring an ex-convict. Plus, Pan-Soo is illiterate! Nevertheless, the rest of the team welcomes Pan-Soo with open arms, and he joins the Society with the condition that he must learn to read and write Korean. A man that didn’t understand why “words” instead of “money” should be collected begins to learn the importance of the Korean language as he learns how to read. With the Japanese imperial government chasing them down, the Korean Language Society must complete the MALMOE before they are shut down by the Japanese government, and all is lost for the Korean language.


Director Um Yoo-Na
Cast Yoo Hae-Jin, Yoon Kye-Sang, Kim Hong-Pa, Woo Hyun, Kim Tae-Hoon, Sun-Young, Huh Sung-Tae
Composer Youngwuk Cho, Myoungro Lee.
Release Date 9 Jan 2019

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