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Dogwoof Announce The Cinema And Digital Release Of Ryan White’s Documentary ASSASSINS With Official Trailer

14 December 2020

‘A terrific true-crime story’ – Variety

Dogwoof are delighted to announce that ASSASSINS, the latest film from Ryan White (The Case Against 8, The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth), will be released to cinemas and digitally on demand from 29th January.

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, ASSASINS 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?



Ryan White directs and produces alongside Jessica Hargrave (Visible: Out of Television, Ask Dr. Ruth, The Keepers). Doug Bock Clark is an executive producer and the author of the GQ’s ‘The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination’ that inspired the film.

Running Time: 104 minutes



Assassins Film Page

ASSASSINS will be released to UK cinemas and Digitally on Demand from 29th January

About Dogwoof
Founded in 2003 by Andy Whittaker, Dogwoof is a London-based, documentary film company integrating production, sales and UK theatrical distribution. Dogwoof has so far released 26 Oscar®-nominated documentaries, with four wins and an additional three BAFTA winners; notable titles include Oscar®-winning and BAFTA-winning Free Solo, Oscar®-nominated RBG, BAFTA-winning The Act of Killing and Blackfish. Recent releases have included double-Oscar®-nominated Honeyland, Oscar®-nominated The Cave, and BAFTA-nominated Apollo 11. So far in 2020, Dogwoof has premiered Hillary, a four-part TV series about presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton, at Sundance and Berlin and upcoming titles include Greta, a feature documentary about Greta Thunberg set for release in the autumn. Dogwoof's TDog production investment fund currently has six features and two series in production; the fund is focused on feature docs, docu-series, and remake rights, gearing up the company towards vertical integration.

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