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Oscars: South Korea Picks ‘Escape From Mogadishu’ for International Feature Category

Ryoo Seung-wan’s action drama is based on the true story of South and North Korean diplomats who joined forces to escape the 1990s Somali civil war.

The Korean Film Council has picked Escape From Mogadishu, an action drama from director Ryoo Seung-wan, to represent South Korea at the 2022 Academy Awards in the best international feature category.

The drama, which has been a box office hit in Korea, is based on the true story of South and North Korean diplomats based in Somalia who put aside their political differences and joined forces to try and escape the country when civil war broke out there in the early 1990s. Escape From Mogadishu stars Kim Yoon-seok, Huh Joon-ho, Zo In-sung, Koo Kyo-hwan, Jeong Man-sik and Kim So-jin.

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