Korea 1951: After a Chinese attack Dutch mercenary sergeant De Koning is left alone by his army. While trying to survive, he meets a woman who is attempting to save her little brother. The image of the boy in shock changes him.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergeant 'Sire' De Koning
Ron Brandsteder ...
Bart Römer ...
Anis de Jong ...
Taihutu (as Annies De Jong)
Hae-young Lee ...
Sun Yi (as Hey Young Lee)
Dong-hyeon Kim ...
Applesan (as Dong Hyum Kim)
Min Yu ...
Marc Van Eeghem ...
Brammetje (as Mark Van Eeghem)
Frank Schaafsma ...
Guus van der Made ...
Jae-ho Choi ...
Chinese Medic (as Jae Ho Choi)
Mike Mooney ...
Jon Bluming ...
Platoon Sergeant
Fritz Homann ...
Truck Driver
David Hartung ...


Korea: 1951. The Dutch mercenary sergeant De Koning has problems controlling his troops. They commit all kind of atrocities against the Korean population. After an attack by Chinese forces, De Koning is left alone. Days of difficult situations follow, and he meets a young Korean woman farmer, who desperately tries to keep her little brother alive. The image of the boy in shock changes De Koning. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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26 September 1986 (South Korea)  »

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Campo de honor  »

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The release of the film in The Netherlands was delayed for more than a year because of it's bad reception at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »


Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »

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Authentic and somewhat gruesome!
23 January 2008 | by (Decatur, Ga. United States) – See all my reviews

This film was actually done in the ROK, and is very authentic. The equipment, uniforms, and other gear of all the combatants is well researched. The tribute to the Dutch by making this movie is much deserved. I find no problem with either the action, or the ability of the actors. It is believable to the point of being gruesome. Since I myself have served as a soldier in Korea near the DMZ, I know what I am talking about. This film deserved a better rap than which it has received. I have a bit of difficulty with the part where the young Koreans are eating dog meat, but I suppose the locals find it tasty with boiled rice, and kimchee. The Field of Honor is much more real than the widely acclaimed Gregory Peck film "Porkchop Hill". I suppose one would have to have been in the ROK to appreciate what was done with this movie.

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