(Movie Review) ‘Mogadishu,’ subtle mix of inter-Korean relationship, dynamic action

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In the late 1980s, Africa was a big diplomatic battleground between South and North Korea.

While the world was divided into two groups of capitalism and communism, the African continent with about 50 nations, known as the third world, was considered to have the casting vote at a United Nations General Assembly.

The upcoming local action movie “Escape from Mogadishu,” based on a true story, is set in the African country of Somalia at the end of 1990, when the two Koreas were competing for membership in the United Nations.

There, diplomats from the two Koreas make desperate efforts to ask the Somali government to vote for their own countries on a possible General Assembly ballot for new members.