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About the film

True crime meets global spy thriller in this gripping account of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader. The film follows the trial of the two female assassins, probing the question: were the women trained killers or innocent pawns of North Korea?




1h 44m




Ryan White


Jessica Hargrave

Awards & recognition

Stockholm Film Festival 2020

Nominee Bronze Horse Best Documentary

Prague International Film Festival 2021

Nominee Amnesty International Febio Fest Award Best Film

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards 2020

Nominee Critics' Choice Documentary Award Best Editing

What people are saying

It's like a John le Carré thriller for the Instagram generation. Only it's real.

Kevin Maher

Times (UK)

This is an extraordinary story and the thorough manner in which White has assembled the material brings one of the most unusual political assassinations ever carried out vividly to life.

David Stratton

The Australian

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