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22 November 2002 (South Korea) See more »
There is a line that cannot be crossed.
At South Korea's border with the North, troops guard the coast. Each bullies those ranking beneath him; tensions are high... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Absurd korean movie. Think Calvin Klein ad meets Aliens, meets Rambo. See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)

Dong-gun Jang ... Kang Sang-byeong
Jeong-hak Kim ... Kim Sang-byeong
Ji-a Park ... Mi-yeong

Hae-jin Yoo ... Cheol-gu
Jin Jeong
Gu-taek Kim

Kang-woo Kim
Yun-jae Park
Tae-woo Kim
Yeong-jae Kim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mi-seong Kim
Choe Min ... Provost Marshal (as Choi Min)
Sang-ok Park

Directed by
Ki-duk Kim 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ki-duk Kim 

Produced by
Seung-jae Lee .... producer
Original Music by
Yeong-gyu Jang 
Byung-hoon Lee 
Cinematography by
Dong-hyeon Baek 
Film Editing by
Sun-min Kim 
Art Direction by
Ju-hun Yun 
Visual Effects by
Tae-hoon Kim .... visual effects
Tae-hun Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Min-kyung Park .... digital compositor

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Also Known As:
"Hae anseon" - South Korea (original title)
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Rated R for strong violence, a graphic sex scene and language
France:91 min

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19 out of 96 people found the following review useful.
Absurd korean movie. Think Calvin Klein ad meets Aliens, meets Rambo., 25 May 2003
Author: Havan_IronOak from NYC/FL

When an overzealous Korean Coast Guard soldier kills a local civilian at night when the civilian is in a restricted area, the officials give him a seven-day pass and he begins his descent into madness. Coincidentally, it's about that time that the movie begins its descent into absurdity.

Also the girlfriend of the slain punk quickly becomes a Korean Ophelia with no real Hamlet.

I'm not sure of Korean military regulations but I've never seen so many superior officers slapping, punching and kicking their subordinates. Whenever the superiors are outraged they also take it out on the entire platoon by having them run in the sea (mostly shirtless) and roll around in the mud.

I'm not so sure that this was a movie as much as it was some paramilitary fetishists idea of a porno.

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