Oscar Contender ‘Assassins’ Tells Bizarre Story Of Angelic Killers Who Bumped Off North Korean Leader’s Half Brother
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.
The tale almost beggars belief. In 2017, Kim Jong-nam—half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un—walked into the departures area of the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, preparing to take a flight. Without warning, two young women came up behind him and covered his eyes with their hands, smearing a substance on him. Kim staggered away and within an hour he was dead.
“What we know now is that what was on the women’s hands was VX, which is a nerve agent, the most lethal chemical weapon in the world,” White tells Deadline. “And that’s what they had rubbed on his eyes.”
Actors: Siti Aisyah, Hadi Azmi, Anna Fifield
Directors: Ryan White