Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Assassins

 

Year: 2019
Country: USA
Run Time: 104 minutes

Assassins

The mysterious murder of North Korean royal family member, Kim Jong-nam, in Malaysia sparks a captivating global investigation. At the center of the story, two women are on trial for the murder. Are the women ruthless assassins or political pawns in a twisted game? The investigation goes far beyond the headlines, probing further into each woman’s upbringing, one in rural Indonesia and one in Vietnam, and, ultimately, what led them to participate in an alleged prank show that ended with Kim Jong-nam dead. ASSASSINS questions every angle of this murder case, from human trafficking, to high-level political espionage, to the inner dynamics of the North Korean royal family. A suspenseful, heart-wrenching exploration of a vital story of the moment, and equal parts rigorous investigation and empathetic portrait, ASSASSINS shines a light on the global ramifications of this case and the life at stake for two young women in a dangerous plot. (In English, Indonesian, Malay, and Vietnamese with subtitles) — Sundance Film Festival

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 7:10 PM ET

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 2:10 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Pan-Asian Cinema

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director
Ryan White

Producers
Jessica Hargrave, Ryan White

Cinematography
John Benam

Editing
Helen Kearns

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