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Hayan chonjaeng (1992)

Not Rated | | War | 1992 (Japan)
South Korea, 1979. Han Kiju is an alcoholic novelist who has never recovered from his year long tour as a volunteer soldier in Vietnam. When he's asked to write a book about the Korean ... See full summary »

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Kiju Han (as Sung-kee Ahn)
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Chinsu Pyon
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Yongok Kim
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Munki Kim (as Yongjae Tokko)
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Bangjang Hong (as Ho Junho)
Seok-yeon Hong
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Hisik Chon
Eun-suk Lee
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South Korea, 1979. Han Kiju is an alcoholic novelist who has never recovered from his year long tour as a volunteer soldier in Vietnam. When he's asked to write a book about the Korean soldiers who fought in Vietnam he's battered by flashbacks that remind him of the brutality and lies that destroyed his innocence. The serialized novel brings him back in contact with a former soldier who served under him, PFC Pyon Chinsu, the one-time company clown driven mad by the violence of the war and who now looks to Han for some sort of emotional rescue. Written by Seanax

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Vietnam from a Korean Perspective
7 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

While I don't view this film as highly as the others who've commented here, I do think it provides and interesting insight into the Vietnam experience. What I found quite interesting about this film was its similarity in themes to so many US films on that war. The film does provides hints on how the war was portrayed in Korea (much gov't censorship), the frustrations of the "poor" Koreans fighting as proxies for the "rich" Americans, and the fact that many of these Koreans returned to their own country where US troops are a constant presence. The DVD version I saw may not have been the best copy. The film was very dark, the editing was a bit choppy, and some of the music sounded canned. I'm pretty sure the end of the movie used the end music from Platoon. Still, I think it's worth your time to watch this film to get an insight into the Vietnam experience that you might not get anywhere else.


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