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Theatrical release poster
Country South Korean flag.jpg South Korea
Directed by Kim Seong-hun
Release Date 2023
Language Korean
Studio Wind Up Film
Ynot Film
Distributor Showbox (South Korea)
Well Go USA Entertainment (USA)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lee Min-jun Ha Jung-woo
Kim Pan-su Ju Ji-hoon
Oh Jae-seok Hyeong-gook Im
NSA Director Kim Eung-soo
Choi Gang-seok Kim Jong-soo
Park Seung-ho Park Hyuk-kwon
Lee Sang-ok Yoo Seung-mok
Farid Fehd Benchemsi
Hays Shaito Marcin Dorocinski
Richard Carter Burn Gorman

Ransomed (Korean title: 비공식작전, Bigongsigjagjeon, lit. "Unofficial Operation") is a 2023 Korean action-drama film. Taking place in 1987 during the peak of the Lebanese Civil War, the film stars Ha Jung-woo as Korean diplomat Lee Min-jun. After receiving a call from a Korean diplomat who was kidnapped in Lebanon one year prior, Min-jun volunteers to go to the civil war-torn nation to negotiate with the diplomat's kidnappers and bring him back to South Korea. As Min-jun arrives in Beirut, he meets sleazy Korean taxi driver Kim Pan-su (Ju Ji-hoon), who is suddenly thrust into Min-jun's assignment. The film follows Min-jun and Pan-su as they make their way to the ransomed diplomat, all while carrying the $2.5 million US dollar (around $7 million USD in 2024) ransom as they are hunted down by both the local authorities and militas. The film is based on true events, the details of which the South Korean government will fully declassify in 2047.


The following weapons were used in the film Ransomed:


Beretta 92F

Multiple characters throughout the film use the Beretta 92F.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm
Mahed (Karim Saidi) fires his Beretta into the air upon spotting Min-jun.
Pan-su aims a Beretta at one of Naji's men. When this image is viewed at full size, the marking on the slide denoting the pistol as a 92F and not a 92FS can be seen.
One of Naji's men takes a Beretta out after losing his rifle.
Pan-su (Ju Ji-hoon) with the Beretta.
In a continuity error, Lee Min-jun ((Ha Jung-woo)'s CZ 75 becomes a Beretta during the taxi chase scene.
Min-jun realizes that the pistol is out of ammo.

CZ 75 "Pre-B"

Multiple characters throughout the film use the CZ 75 "Pre-B".

"Pre-B" CZ 75 - 9x19mm
Farid (Fehd Benchemsi) holding his CZ 75.
A CZ 75 in Min-jun's bag from Farid.
The pistol on a table.
Min-jun (Ha Jung-woo) takes out the pistol from his bag as one of Naji's men orders him and Secretary Oh to surrender themselves.
Min-jun gets ready to aim the pistol at the militant.
A close-up of the pistol as Min-jun realizes that the pistol's safety is on.
Min-jun turns the pistol's safety off after Pan-su buys him some time.
Min-jun aims the pistol at Naji's men from Pan-su's taxi.
Naji (Anas El Baz) fakes his surrender to Farid's men. He can be seen holding a CZ 75.
Farid with his CZ 75 after killing Naji.

Assault Rifles


Naji's men use AKMs throughout the film.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
One of Naji's men holds an AKM in the foreground.
Naji's men with their AKMs as they start to search for Min-jun, Pan-su and Oh.

Colt M16A1

Multiple Lebanese characters throughout the film use the Colt M16A1.

Colt M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Multiple M16A1s can be seen in Naji's hideout in this shot.
A militant (on the far right) can be seen with an M16A1.
One of Farid's men holds an M16A1 in the background.
Mahed's men aim M16A1s at Min-jun.
The officer holds his M16A1 as he watches Min-jun communicate with the journalists at the airport.

Colt M16A2

Mahed's men can briefly be seen with the Colt M16A2.

Colt M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
One of Mahed's men fires at Min-jun's door with his M16A2.
One of Mahed's officers holding an M16A2.
Mahed's men fire at a hill that Min-jun is hiding behind. The officer on the left of the frame can be seen firing an M16A2.

Colt M4A1

Multiple characters (mostly Farid and his militia) use the Colt M4A1 throughout the film. The rifles are missing their carry handles and are equipped with wrapped stocks. Of note is that the weapon's appearance in this film is anachronistic; while the M4A1 did enter production in 1987 (the year the film is set), it would not enter service in the US Armed Forces until 1994, let alone be exported to and used by Middle Eastern militias.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
The airport security officers search for Min-jun. The one on the near-center of the screen can be seen holding an M4A1.
One of Farid's men holds an M4A1 as Min-jun and Pan-su approach their hideout.
Farid's men with their rifles.
Farid's men with their rifles ready as they get ready to clear out a building.
One of Farid's men holds his M4 as he gives out orders.
One of Farid's men with an M4A1.
Pan-su talks to one of Farid's men, who can be seen holding an M4.
One of Farid's men holds an M4A1.
Farid's men fires at one of Naji's trucks.

Colt Model 727

Multiple characters throughout the film use the Colt Model 727 carbine. All of the Model 727s are equipped with wrapped stocks.

Colt Model 727 - 5.56x45mm
Mahed's men search Min-jun during his arrival in Beirut. The officer in the center is holding a Model 727.
Mahed's men hold their Model 727s as they search for Min-jun.
One of the airport security officers holds his Model 727 as the airport staff search for Min-jun in security camera footage.
A Christian militant approaches Pan-su's taxi. He can be seen holding a Model 727.
The militant talks to Pan-su.
One of Farid's men (the one on the right) holds a Model 727.
An airport security guard holds a Model 727.

PM md. 65

Multiple Lebanese militants throughout the film use the Romanian PM md. 65.

PM md. 65 - 7.62x39mm
A Lebanese militant aims his md. 65 at Secretary Oh Jae-seok (Im Hyeong-guk) in the film's prologue.
The militant holds Jae-seok at gunpoint.
A shot of the rifle. The md. 65's integrated foregrip is clearly visible in this shot.
The militant holds the rifle after firing at Oh's convoy.
One of Naji's men fires at Pan-su's taxi.
One of Naji's men aims a PM md. 65 at Pan-su's taxi.

Type 56-1

Naji and his militia use the Type 56-1 throughout the film. Like the PM md. 65, their stocks are never folded out throughout the film's runtime.

Type 56-1 - 7.62x39mm
One of Naji's men with a Type 56-1.
One of Naji's militants fires his rifle at a dog.
After hearing the gunshots, Naji (Anas El Baz) orders his men to briefly stop. Naji and one of his militants can be seen holding Type 56-1s.
One of Naji's militants with his Type 56-1. Note that the militant is wearing a shirt with an anachronistic MultiCam camouflage pattern, a pattern which would not be designed until 2002 (15 years after this movie's setting).
The militant on the ground after falling to his death. His Type 56-1 and its magazine can be seen next to him with the unfolded stock visible.
After emptying his rifle's magazine, one of Naji's militants performs a Spetsnaz-style reload; using a full magazine to simultaneously engage the magazine release and knock the emptied magazine out.
The militant orders Min-jun and Secretary Oh to surrender themselves.
Naji's militants with Type 56-1s.
One of the militants aims the rifle at Pan-su's taxi.
A militant with his rifle.

Machine Guns

Browning M2

The Browning M2 can be seen mounted to multiple vehicles throughout the film.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
A Browning M2 mounted to one of Farid's trucks.
A Browning M2 mounted to one of Naji's trucks.
One of Naji's militants manning the machine gun.


The PK machine gun is used by multiple Lebanese militants throughout the film.

PK Machine Gun - 7.62x54mm R
One of Naji's militants aims a mounted PK at Min-jun and Pan-su.
The militant fires the machine gun at the duo.
Two of Naji's trucks with mounted and manned PK machine guns.
One of Farid's militants fires warning shots at Pan-su's taxi with a mounted PK.
One of Naji's militants fires a mounted PK at Pan-su's taxi.


The PKM machine gun is used by multiple Lebanese characters throughout the film.

PKM with classic flash hider - 7.62x54mm R
A PKM mounted at the entrance of Beirut Airport.
One of Farid's militants fires warning shots at Pan-su's taxi from his PKM.
One of Naji's militants mans a PKM mounted to a truck.
One of the militants fires at Pan-su's taxi with a mounted PKM.
The truck crashes into a market stand. The PKM can be seen mounted to its back.
Another one of Naji's trucks fires at Pan-su's taxi.
Another PKM mounted to a truck.

Zastava M84

A Zastava M84 is briefly seen in the film.

Zastava M84 with the bipod deployed - 7.62x54mm R
The M84 is visible in the foreground in this shot of the Beirut airport.


M67 hand grenade

One of Mahed's officers uses an M67 hand grenade to destroy Min-jun's car.

M67 fragmentation grenade
The grenade lands on one of the car's seats.

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