True crime meets global spy thriller in this gripping account of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader. The film follows the trial of the two female assassins, probing the question: were the women trained killers or innocent pawns of North Korea?

  • Released: 2021-08-12
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Genre: Documentaries
  • Stars: Siti Aisyah, Doan Thi Huong, Hadi Azmi, Anna Fifield, Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, Ri Sol-ju, Moon Jae-in, Kim Yo-jong
  • Director: Ryan White
  • natmavila - 7 September 2023
    The Prank that Went a Little Too Far!
    What do you get when you mix political intrigue, an epic prank, and a dash of international espionage? Well, you get "Assassins" (2020). I mean, who would've thought that a group of women involved in a high-stakes assassination would be like, "It's just a prank, bro!"?

    Picture this: a top-secret mission to assassinate Kim Jong-Nam, and these ladies thought it was a candid camera moment gone wrong. It's like a real-life episode of "Punk'd," but with nuclear weapons involved. The tension and the absurdity in this documentary are a rollercoaster ride you won't want to miss. So, grab your popcorn and prepare for a wild ride that proves sometimes life imitates YouTube pranks.

    "Assassins" (2020) is a gripping rollercoaster of emotions - from disbelief to amusement. It's a reminder that truth can be stranger than fiction. This documentary is a must-watch, not just for history buffs but for anyone who appreciates a good plot twist, especially when it involves assassinations and mistaken pranks. I can't recommend it enough. Give it a watch, and you'll be saying, "It's just a documentary, bro!"
  • sizucca - 28 March 2021
    Informative, shocking, breathtaking
    Wow. This movie got everything. Usually I don't like documentaries, especially with a political side but this was perfect. Kept me sitted until the end with no break needed. I didn't know about this historical moment nor I knew about the agony of these 2 girls. Espionage, evil , poverty, ingenuity, political schemes, no funny pranks, ... until the end you won't know what to believe.

    ----Spoiler ---- Even if the ending was "happy", it is not. You will remain with the feeling in the back of your mind that something is wrong. And it is. This is not a movie of justice, but a movie on lack of justice.