Ransomed is a South Korean action-adventure movie directed by Kim Seong-hun from a screenplay by Kim Jung-yeon and Yeo Jung-mi. Ransomed is loosely based on a true story and it follows a South Korean diplomat who is tasked with carrying the ransom money and leading the dangerous rescue mission to get his abducted colleague and friend back. But when things go awry he had to team up with a local taxi driver. The film stars Ha Jung-woo, Ju Ji-hoon, Anas El Baz, and Burn Gorman. So, if you loved Ransomed here are some similar movies you should check out next.
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