KT (film)

KT is a 2002 Japanese-South Korean film directed by Junji Sakamoto with a screenplay by Haruhiko Arai. It is based on the kidnapping of Kim Dae-jung by agents of Park Chung-hee in August 1973 while on a trip to Tokyo. He was released in Seoul after five days.

Directed byJunji Sakamoto
Written byHaruhiko Arai
Eisuke Nakazono
Produced byLee Bong-su
Yukiko Shii
StarringKōichi Satō
Kim Kap-soo
Choi Il-hwa
CinematographyNorimichi Kasamatsu
Edited byKim Hyeong-ju
Music byPark Ji-woong
Distributed byCinequanon
Release date
  • May 3, 2002 (2002-05-03)
Running time
130 minutes
CountrySouth Korea

The title KT means Killing the Target.[1]


The story is centered on Masuo Tomita, a Japanese intelligence officer who helped arrange for South Korean agents to kidnap and try to kill Park Chung-hee's enemy Kim Dae-jung, who was in exile in Tokyo. Tomita went along with the plan to save a South Korean teacher Lee Jeong-mi, whom he loved.



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