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Hie-jae Kim (writer)
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Release Date:
24 December 2003 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung... See more » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins See more »
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Directed by
Woo-Suk Kang 
 
Writing credits
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Hie-jae Kim  writer

Produced by
Woo-Suk Kang .... executive producer
Jonathan Kim .... producer
Min-ho Lee .... line producer
Thomas Leong .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Jae-kwon Han 
Ji-soo Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Sung-Bok Kim 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doo-hong Jung .... martial arts director
 
Music Department
Seung-hyun Choi .... music editor
Yeong-wook Jo .... music supervisor
 
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Simon Sansone .... local production coordinator
 

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135 min
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This film became the first movie to sell over ten million tickets nationwide in South Korea.See more »
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Continuity: At the end of the film, the photo of the soldier's mother misses a piece in the upper right corner. A few moments later we see the photo again, but this time it misses a piece in the lower left corner.See more »

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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Loyalty and KCIA, 10 April 2005
Author: Atavisten from Tellus

In the 1960s a Korea controlled by its intelligence KCIA (guess where it came from ..) after a North Korean attempt to assassinate the South Korean president Park Chung-hee. South Korea responds by making a special force to kill Kim Il-sung, commander of North Korea. This force is made up of criminals judged to death sentence who get the choice of playing hangman or be in the force.

What we see from now on is people not treated as people, but are trained as machines of war for one mission which will take their lives in the end. The fact that this is based on a true story is very depressing and even more sadly, not so surprising.

This film was far superior to the more heroism focused 'Taegukgi' but received far less acclaim in South Korea, understandably so since 'Silmido' is very critical about recent happenings and has a much smaller budget. You on the other hand if given the choice, know what to pick. ;)

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