The Point Men (2023)
Also Known As: 교섭 Gyoseob Negotiation Bargaining
An extremist Taliban group takes a group of Korean tourists hostage in Afghanistan. The Korean government dispatches Jae Ho, known as one of Korea’s most skilled diplomats, to handle the situation. Once he arrives, he asks for the Afghan government’s cooperation and uses every means possible to free the hostages. However, Jae Ho’s efforts go in vain. Due to his failure, he’s forced to work with Dae Sik, a special agent who is an expert on the Middle East. As they begin making their move to get to the Taliban, the first hostage death occurs. With nowhere else to turn, the two become unlikely allies in a race against time to save the rest of the hostages.
Based on the true events of the Korean hostage crisis in Afghanistan.
Genre: Based on True Story, Drama, Kidnapping
Director: Im Soon Rye [임순례]