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Writer:
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 »
Awards:
7 wins See more »
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Strong depiction of choices between bad and worse See more (17 total) »

Cast

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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 movie is based on actual events. After North Korean commandos tried to assassinate South Korean President Park Chung Hee in 1968, the Southern Government set up a unit to kill North Korean President Kim Il Sung. The unit was made up of prisoners sentenced to death for various offenses. During their preparation, the South Koreans scrapped the idea; contrary to what is stated in the film, though, it is unknown what happened next, only that the unit eventually mutinied.See more »
Goofs:
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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Strong depiction of choices between bad and worse, 25 April 2013
Author: Bene Cumb from Estonia

From the very beginning until the very end, in this totally "male" film (women are visible for about 5 minutes) we see people of different background making choices - often neither right nor wrong, but what is necessary at the moment. However, political and military choices are often different, the latter is usually linear, without so-called second thoughts. Even if the mission is questionable, "politically incorrect". On the other hand, Korea could have been united if the Unit 684 succeeded...

Anyway, the film is evenly strong, based on true events, characters are elaborated and their developments and deeds are logical and reasoned. The cast is interesting as well, even those depicting protagonists can easily merge into team-play and joint decisions, not being stubbornly single heroes as we often see in e.g. US or Soviet war films.

Silmido is undoubtedly for you if you like powerful military dramas.

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