Han Shin-Sung (Kim Yun-Seok) works as an ambassador at the South Korean Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia. A civil war breaks out in the country. Han Shin-Sung, his wife, and embassy officials are trapped in the embassy building. Meanwhile, Kang Dae-Jin (Zo In-Sung) works as a councilor at the North Korean Embassy in Mogadishu. The North Korean Embassy experiences the same threat of violence as the South Korean Embassy. Han Shin-Sung and Kang Dae-Jin work together to get people from both embassies out of Somalia.
The film Escape from Mogadishu brought home 6 awards at the Buil Film Awards 2021, including the Best Picture award. Previously, Escape from Mogadishu represented Korea to compete for the Oscar 2022, the category of Best International Film. On October 7, the 30th Buil Film Awards ceremony took place with the participation of many famous names in kimchi. Here, the movie Escape from Mogadishu ( Escape from Mogadishu ) with the Korean stars in the work has "collected" 6 awards. In particular, Escape from Mogadishu was honored as the Best Film of the Buil Film Awards 2021. In the category for actors, Escape from Mogadishu had two winning representatives, Heo Joon Ho was named Best Supporting Actor and Most Popular Star went to Jo In Sung . In addition, Escape from Mogadishu also won Best Screenplay (Ryu Seung Wan, Lee Gi Chul), Best Music (Bang Joon Suk) and Best Cinematography (Choi Young Hwan).
Escape From Mogadishu was released on July 28 this year. The film is based on the true story of the life-and-death escape of the employees of the Korean and North Korean embassies in the Somali capital during the 1991 civil war. In the brainchild of director Ryoo Seung Wan , Jo In Sung plays Kang Dae In, a councilor of the Korean Embassy in Mogadishu (Somalia). The film has many tense and suspenseful details as employees of the Korean and North Korean embassies try to get everyone in the embassy to escape Somalia when a violent disaster breaks out there.
In Escape From Mogadishu , the acting of talented Korean stars is admired by the audience. The whole crew worked well together and contributed to creating a movie with very good effects. Recently, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has decided to send Escape from Mogadishu to compete in the Best International Film category of the 94th Academy Awards, scheduled to take place in March 2022.
The award Other notable of Buil Film Awards in 2021, including: Actor Best - Yoo Ah In ( Voice of Silence ), actress Excellence - Jeon Jong Seo (film The Call ), Religion Best Actor - Lee Joon Ik ( The Book of Fish ), Best Supporting Actress - Kim Sun Young ( Three Sisters ), Favorite Star - Esom ( Samjin Company English Class ), New Actress Best Actor - Lee Yoo Mi ( Young Adult Matters ), Best New Actor - Ha Jun ( Festival) , Best New Director - Hong Eui Jung (Voice of Silence)…
"good movie - i don't really enjoy these war-torn / army movies cause of the brutality and lack of humanity u see in them - its brutal and raw and show's us a side of humans that's just scary - and worse then any horror movie to me. but in the midst of all this brutality, u also see that there r some that can rise above and i guess that is what this movie is really about - about putting aside differences to get over "a" hurdle and survive - which they did. great acting and not a boring moment - a lot of mindless violence but that was a given - sadly. but there heartwarming, even funny moments that make this a good movie - great job done by all"
"Beautiful film. All the lead are amazing, Jo In Sung, Koo Kyo Hwan, Heo Joon Ho, and Kim Yoon Seok are brilliant. Amaze with Somali Actor as well their acting and english are great."