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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 »
Awards:
7 wins See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Woo-Suk Kang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
 
Other crew
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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1 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
full metal jacket with more drama, 21 October 2011
Author: yeodawg from United States

They gang rape nurse and there are several "GAUNTLET" style shoot-outs. All of that would make for an exciting movie you'd think. This movie tells the story of North Korean shock troops that launched a botched mission to kill the South Korean President. It starts off with the soldiers being recruited from death row (a la Dirty Dozen). They then run them through a series of obstacles, but the real obstacles are the ones in their hearts and minds. Now I tried to power through one of these films before "JSA", it gets all muddled down in political and societal dialog. Now "OLDBOY, I COME WITH THE RAIN" I my favorite movies (behind "THE PRINCESS BRIDE" of course). But I don't understand Korean society or politics, all I know there is no witty repertoire or a since of comedy. Nor is there any on my sign unleash hell, or _You NEED me on that WALL, you WANT me on that WALL!" Just reading the subtitles my eyes roll to the back of my head and the next thing I know the soldiers is in a running gun-battle with the trainers.

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