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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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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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Riveting account of Korean govt doublecross 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 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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21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Riveting account of Korean govt doublecross, 30 December 2004
Author: Dan Starkey from Belfast, NI

Korean film is blossoming, from the action thriller "Shiri" to the delightful romantic "My Sassy Girl." "Silmido" takes this ability to make excellent films in a political direction. "Silmido" is to South Korea as Costa-Gavras' "Z" was to Greece: truth-telling about terrible government misdeeds. Unlike "Z," however, "Silmido" is not only shown at home, but is hugely successful, demonstrating the increasing strength of Korean democracy. One hopes that films like "Silmido" are a sign of increasing openness, and better times ahead for the Korean people.

As was the case with "Z," the excellence of the film guarantees an international audience for the story, and the widespread attention may well lead to additional revelations. Although the details of the government plot are sordid, the film romanticizes the actions of death-row convicts, and one suspects that the filmmakers took some liberties in portraying some of their noble and comradely behavior. Nevertheless, an first-rate movie and highly recommended.

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