when I was looking at the korean box office a few months ago I noticed that there was this film titled “secretly greatly” that was number one and was beating big blockbusters such as “man of steel” etc.
So I have been constantly on the hunt for it since I had found out about it and I had watched the trailer and finally had the pleasure of viewing it last week.
The story of three spies who are trained from birth in North Korea to become ruthless killing machines. They are deployed into South Korea and have to live completely different lives until they receive instructions from the North on a mission they’ll have to carry out. One is the village idiot who lives in an apartment above a shop. He goes about his day pretending to have the mind of a child. The other is a wannabe rock star who can’t even play an instrument and the other is a school boy who looks about 10.
I wasn’t really expecting it but it’s more of a comedy than anything else. The acting is very good from the main character but the others play their roles just as well. I think playing a mentally challenged character who is secretly a ruthless killing machine was quite a task but he nailed it.
There is also a nice blend of action in it although it does take some time to kick off but when it does it does not disappoint. Also there is a constant stream of tension flowing through the whole film, as they don’t even know what the order is going to be. You grow quite fond of the characters they are playing and it’s brilliantly written and directed seeing them transform from their everyday and boring identities into the ruthless killing machines they have been trained to be.