Escape From Mogadishu Achieves Impressive Feat, Becomes Fastest Korean Film To Surpass 2 Million Movie Goers

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It was an amazing feat for the Korean film Escape From Mogadishu as it surpasses 2 million movie viewers only on its 17th day after being released to the public. Amazingly, Escape From Mogadishu also becomes the first Korean film to receive this wonderful achievement this year.

Creating such an impressive milestone for the Korean film industry, Escape From Mogadishu becomes the fastest Korean film to hit the 2 million mark since the release of Deliver Us From Evil in August 2020.

It is definitely worth noting that the greater Seoul area is under the strictest level of social distancing guidelines. Therefore, having this spectacular amount of viewers is truly a remarkable achievement for the film.

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Escape From Mogadishu cast, plot and storyline

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Escape From Mogadishu is a Korean film directed by Ryoo Seung-wan, who also worked in the films The Battleship Island and Veteran. This action drama film stars Kim Yoon Seok, Jo In Sung, Heo Joon Ho, Koo Kyo Hwan, Kim So Jin, Jung Man Sik, Kim Jae Hwa, and Park Kyung Hye.


Based on real events, the film is set during the Somali Civil War and the two nations of Korea in their efforts to be admitted to the United Nations. The film happens in 1991 in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. As they get entrapped in a hail of bullets and shells, the people of the North and South Korean embassy decide to help each other to escape from Mogadishu.

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Escape From Mogadishu becomes fastest Korean film to surpass 2 million moviegoers

Taking over the records created by the 2020 film Deliver Us From Evil, Escape From Mogadishu becomes the fastest Korean film. The splendid film also is the first in 2021 to surpass 2 million viewers. Escape From Mogadishu receives all these records in just 17 days after its release on July 28.

And to celebrate the film's groundbreaking achievement, the stars filmed themselves a special video expressing their gratitude to the audiences who came to see their film.

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