As much as we love our films we also like a good documentary and landing in our inbox is the Assassins trailer about the bizarre murder of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un’s half brother.
ASSASSINS travels from the sanctums of Pyongyang to the rice fields of Indonesia and Vietnam to the courtrooms of Kuala Lumpur to tell an extraordinary tale of manipulation and subterfuge in the age of social media. A masterful investigation that offers an unprecedented look at the real story of Kim Jong-nam’s murder, ASSASSINS is the wildly
improbable tale of a calculating dictator, a nefarious plot, a very public murder, and two women fighting for their lives.
In 2017, Kim Jong-nam—the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un—was assassinated in the bustling departures hall of Malaysia’s international airport. The spectacularly brazen murder happened in broad daylight, filmed entirely by security cameras. Footage showed two young women approaching Jong-nam from behind,
covering his eyes with their hands, and pressing VX—the most lethal nerve gas on earth—into his eyes. He stumbled away and was dead within an hour. But if the murder was extreme, the story that came next was even more bizarre: The two women who killed Jong-nam claimed they had simply been hired to pull a video prank and had no idea what
they were really doing. The Malaysian government scoffed, arrested and imprisoned the women and put them on trial for murder, facing execution. But was their outlandish story actually the truth? And would anyone believe them?
We’re all for a prank although regrettably most YouTubers who do this kind of thing are so woefully bad that it has viewers pleading for repeats of, ‘Beadle’s About’. Thankfully the Assassins trailer looks far more entertaining and informative than either.
ASSASSINS IS IN UK CINEMAS AND DIGITALLY ON DEMAND FROM 29TH JANUARY 2021
Here’s the Assassins trailer…….