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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.

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Director:
Writers:
Richard Epcar (dubbed version)
Je-kyu Kang
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Release Date:
24 September 2004 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
9 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
SEE IT: Superior to "Saving Private Ryan" 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
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong graphic sequences of war violence
Runtime:
140 min | 148 min (director's cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
No other UN soldiers are seen in the film other than South Koreans, despite the very large role that they played in the war. Likewise, the Chinese, who would be the principal Communist force after late 1950, are only seen once or twice in the entire film.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: A modern Canadian flag can be seen at the Military Hospital in Daejun among a group of other flags. The scene in the movie is dated July 1951, but the modern Canadian flag was introduced in 1965.See more »
Quotes:
Jin-tae:Look at me. Trust me.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?
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171 out of 226 people found the following review useful.
SEE IT: Superior to "Saving Private Ryan", 18 November 2004
Author: Taylors-Gas from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Whereas Saving Private Ryan's plot was a "situation" rather than a story--it's fatal flaw in my opinion)-- this harrowing film of the Korean War is a well paced and heart-wrenching tale of two brothers caught up in one of the twentieth century's most vicious conflicts.

The superbly realistic battle scenes are more brutal than any war movie I've ever seen...it makes you realize that combat is one of the most horrifying of all human experiences. In film it is a good thing; It is necessary to communicate and teach the horror of war.

By the way, "Tae Guk Gi" is the name of the South Korean flag. I give this movie ten out of ten stars.

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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
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