IMDb > Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) More at IMDbPro »Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (original title)

Photos (See all 10 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War -- In the powerful tradition of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, comes the biggest film out of Korea to date. Two brothers battle for and against each other during the brutal Korean War.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War -- A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

Overview

User Rating:
8.2/10   30,186 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Richard Epcar (dubbed version)
Je-kyu Kang
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
24 September 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
9 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Harry's Top Ten Movies of 2004 - No.1 See more (220 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dong-gun Jang ... Jin-tae Lee

Bin Won ... Jin-seok Lee
Eun-ju Lee ... Young-shin Kim
Hyeong-jin Kong ... Yong-man
Yeong-ran Lee ... Mother Lee
Kil-kang Ahn ... Sergeant Huh (as Kil-Kang Ahn)
Jin Jung ... Sergeant Lim
Jae-hyeong Jeon ... Yong-seok
Min-ho Jang ... Old Jin-seok Lee
Yun-hie Jo ... Jin-seok Lee's grandaughter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Won-hee Cho

Min-sik Choi ... North Korean Captain
Do-Hee Go ... Young-Guk Kim
Taek-ha Hwang ... Platoon Soldier #2
Dae-Hoon Jeong

Doo-hong Jung
Bo-kyeong Kim
Kyung-Hwan Kim ... Young-Min Kim
Su-ro Kim ... Anti-Communist Federation member
Ki-su Park ... Esq. Yang
Sung-Mo Um ... Seung-Chul

Joe Cappelletti ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (uncredited)

D.C. Douglas ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Adam Epstein ... Additional Voices (uncredited)

Directed by
Je-kyu Kang  (as Je-gyu Kang)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Epcar  dubbed version
Ji-hoon Han 
Je-kyu Kang  (as Je-gyu Kang)
Sang-don Kim 

Produced by
Ha-na Lee .... planning producer
Seong-hun Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dong-jun Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Kyung-pyo Hong 
 
Film Editing by
Kyeong-hie Choi 
 
Production Design by
Bo-Kyung Sin 
 
Production Management
Hyun-Jeong Hwang .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doo-hong Jung .... martial arts director
Min-Gyu Song .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Eun-ah Choi .... dialogue editor
Sung Rok Choi .... dialogue premix
Chang-seop Kim .... sound designer
Suk-won Kim .... supervising sound editor
Ju-kang Park .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Do-ahn Jung .... special effects supervisor
Kyung-soo Park .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Chong-Ik Kang .... visual effects supervisor
Namsik Kim .... digital artist
Jaehoon Lee .... digital artist
Kim Namsik .... compositor
Danyo Donghyun Yoon .... pre-visualization artist
 
Editorial Department
Jae-Min Han .... film telecine
 
Other crew
John Charles .... software engineer: Sony DAC
Winston Emano .... publicist
Richard Epcar .... voice director: English version
David Magdael .... publicist
Myung-Rim Park .... advisor
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo" - South Korea (original title)
See more »
MPAA:
Rated R for strong graphic sequences of war violence
Runtime:
140 min | 148 min (director's cut)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB (original rating) | Hong Kong:III (video rating) | Indonesia:Dewasa | Ireland:15A (cinema release) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:Unrated | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Singapore:NC-16 (edited for re-rating) | Singapore:M18 (original rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (director's cut) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The actor that plays the North Korean Captain in the Pyongyang battle scene called in sick and he was replaced with another actor with similar features.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Jin-tae brings Jin-seok a Hershey bar, the nutritional information on the back (not required until the 1990s) can clearly be seen. Not only that - it's a king-size Hershey bar, which wasn't introduced until 1980.See more »
Quotes:
Jin-seok:I wish this was all just a dream. I want to wake up in my bed, and over breakfast, I'd tell you that I had a strange dream. Then I would go to school, and you and mom would go to work.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Saving Private Ryan (1998)See more »

FAQ

Should I watch this in its native language with subtitles, or in a dubbed form?
See more »
113 out of 139 people found the following review useful.
Harry's Top Ten Movies of 2004 - No.1, 3 January 2005
Author: wldbest from South Korea

That's what this movie is. Pure hell. If you're that person that screamed in agony when Shakespeare IN LOVE beat SAVING PRIVATE RYAN – find this movie and realize just how much better TAE GUK GI: BROTHERHOOD OF WAR is than just about every war film ever made. A story of two brothers during the Korean War. The movie is spectacle larger than any film made this year, but as intimate as a tale of brothers could ever be. I grew up with Sam Fuller, Peckinpah, Spielberg and the war films of Hollywood. This thing… it's just amazing. I went to see it on "Can Day" here in Austin… where you donate 3 cans of food to the homeless and see any movie you want. I saw 4 films that day, this was the 3rd – and it just completely blew me away. I instantly got the Korean Box Set – and have seen it many times since… Unfortunately – the day I saw it in the theater was the last day it was showing in Austin. A BRILLIANT FILM. The film will just shake you to the core. The South Koreans are making brutally brilliant films. Amazing. Should be re-released with a major advertising campaign. The trailers you could cut of this thing… my god. Stunning film and my pick for the best film of 2004 ! Check the site - http://aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=19054

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (220 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
8.1/10 chiliwaterboy
About as realistic as Call of Duty, Rambo-action ruined the drama! Lin301
This is the 1st movie that made me cry in the first 30 minutes ItsSoLeigh
How many scene themes are ripoffs from American War movies? mshihrer
Movies that made us cry rayman78
HOW MANY FIST FIGHTS ARE IN THIS MOVIE?! stevo993
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Saving Private Ryan The Cross of Iron Downfall Defiance Pan's Labyrinth
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb South Korea section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.