So Here’s What Happened
In this episode of Carolyn Talk…, I speak with award winning director Ryoo Sung-Wan about his 2021 film Escape From Mogadishu, about the harrowing escape of South and North Korean diplomats from the city of Mogadishu at the beginning of the Somalian civil war in 1991.
Co-written with Lee Ki-cheol Escape from Mogadishu is based on the book “Escape’ by Kang Shin-sung, who was a diplomat for the South Korean Ambassador to Somalia at the time, and was there during the actual escape. In the film the two groups of diplomats come to an uneasy alliance as they’re forced to take shelter together. But as they spend more time they realize there are more similarities between them as a people, than there are differences.
Director Ryoo Seung-wan has enjoyed critical acclaim for the film and multiple awards with the Blue Dragon Film Awards since it’s release at multiple festival screenings including the New York Asian Film Festival where I saw it, and Fantasia Fest. The film stars veteran Korean performers such as Zo In-sung, Kim Yoon-seok, Heo Joon-ho, Park Kyung-hye, and Park Myung-shin.
Escape from Mogadishu was released on Blu-ray by Well Go USA, January 18th, 2022.
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