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An account of the two women convicted of assassinating Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Kim Jong-nam. The film follows the women's trials in an attempt to understand whether they are trained killers or simply pawns.
(NR, 104 min.)


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The audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jon Un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the center of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination. ASSASSINS goes beyond the headlines to question every angle of this case, from human trafficking to geo-political espionage to the secretive dynamics of the North Korean dynasty.

Director: Ryan White
Genre(s): Documentary

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"It will shock, enrage and enlighten."

— Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press

"Its main virtues are a wild story and a stealth sense of outrage."

— Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

"I appreciate that the filmmakers don't sensationalize what is ultimately a very tragic and upsetting story."

— Angie Han, FilmWeek

"As riveting and preposterous as a Robert Ludlum novel, Ryan Murphy's terrific documentary of the bizarre assassination of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un's half brother is a spellbinding..."

— Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

"'Assassins' finds its pulse in the fact that it was filmed in media res, before the dust had settled on this strange ordeal, and the perspective of Siti's counsel proves invaluable during the trial."

— David Ehrlich, indieWire

"Assassins is a terrific true-crime story, but it’s also a documentary thriller about the new world disorder. As you watch the movie, I promise that there are moments when your jaw will drop."

— Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"It's a Kafka-esque and sometimes darkly comic tale of deception and exploitation that makes for a smartly assembled and eminently topical film that arrives at a crucial juncture in world affairs..."

— Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

"Ryan White crafts a piercingly observant investigative documentary that methodically pieces together a complex collage of incriminating evidence outlining a carefully orchestrated attempt to conceal the sinister implications behind Kim’s assassination."

— Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

"Although the event and aftermath were widely, exhaustively covered, I don’t think I’m the only one who lost the thread early. This not knowing is part of what makes Ryan White’s extraordinary documentary Assassins, about the trial of the two young women, so compulsively compelling."

— Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press