Escape from Mogadishu

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The year is 1991 and in Mogadishu, the Somalian capital, a group of South Korean diplomats including Ambassador Han Shin Sung (Kim Yun Seok) and the intelligence agent Kang Dae Jin (Jo In Sung), are trying to win the support of Somalia’s government in an upcoming vote for membership of the United Nations. Their efforts are being closely shadowed by diplomats from North Korea’s embassy in Mogadishu, headed by Ambassador Rim Yong Su (Heo Joon Ho). Both groups of diplomats try to outwit one another as they try to curry favor from the Somalian President. But when protests against the Mogadishu government turn violent, a brutal civil war breaks out, with street fighting and armed militia soldiers running amok. The maelstrom threatens to engulf both groups of diplomats, cutting them off from communication channels in Seoul and Pyongyang. In desperation, Rim Yong Su comes to his South Korean counterpart to ask for refuge. Saying yes would normally be seen as an act of treason for Han Shin Sung – but these circumstances are anything but normal for both parties… “Escape from Mogadishu” is a 2021 South Korean movie that was directed by Ryoo Seung Wan.