Haan: While the attack on Pearl Harbor has been depicted in films from the American and Japanese perspective few people know of North Koreas involvement in the events that took place on Dec 7 1941 . Now the efforts of Haan Kil-Soo an unsung hero of World War II finally comes to light in a Korean import from director Lee In Soo. While the historical events leave little doubt of the films tragic outcome the movie is nevertheless an engaging look at a man whose contributions to the United States have been largely overlooked by history.The titular Haan Kil-Soo (or Han Gil Su according to the films International title) immigrated to Hawaii from Korea when he was just five years old and eventually grows up to take a position working for the Japanese consulate in Honolulu. But that isnt his only job Haan is really a double agent spying for the United States with whom his true loyalties lay. While working in the consulate Haan discovers Japan s intent to attack Pearl Harbor and destroy America s Pacific Fleet in a surprise attack meant to cripple the U.S. Navy. Haan attempts to warn the Americans but is put off and his dire warnings apparently ignored. As the date of the attack looms can he stop a surprise attack that will cripple the United States Navy?
- Release Date:
- September 23, 2005