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R-Point (2004)
"Arpointeu" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Horror  |  13 August 2004 (South Korea)
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During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point.

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Credited cast:
Woo-seong Kam ...
Lieutenant Choi Tae-in
Byung-ho Son ...
Sergeant Jin Chang-rok
Tae-kyung Oh ...
Sergeant Jang Young-soo
Won-sang Park ...
Sergeant Cook
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Sergeant Park (as Seon-gyun Lee)
Jin-ho Song ...
Sergeant Oh
Byeong-cheol Kim ...
Corporal Joh Byung-hoon
Kyeong-ho Jeong ...
Corporal Lee Jae-pil
Yeong-dong Mun ...
Corporal Byun
Ju-bong Gi ...
Captain Park
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Nae-sang Ahn
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James (as David Joseph Anselmo)
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On 07 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nah-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead. The high-command assigns the veteran and decorated Lieutenant Choi Tae-in to lead a squad with eight other soldiers and rescue the missing soldiers from the R-Point. When they arrive in the location, they have a shooting and defeat a Vietnamese woman with a machine gun in a trench. Later, they find a tombstone telling that one hundred years ago, Chinese killed Vietnamese, dropped them in a lake and built a temple over the place, being a sacred location to the Vietnamese. While chasing the missing soldiers, weird things happen with the rescue team. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He who sheds others' blood will not return ... NOT EVEN HIS SOUL ...


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Had me talking to the TV, trying to interact.
3 May 2010 | by (Oosterscheldekering) – See all my reviews

This is what Saving Private Ryan should have been- realistic and brutal. No need to make "anti-war statements"- all you need to do is show the truth about war and the story line will do the rest. As a Retired Army Officer with combat experience, I can assure you that this movie tells it like it is- nobody wins and everybody loses. Also, the "Good versus Bad" mentality goes out the window as Men fight to help and save each other and NOT their Country's ideology. Very few technical errors combined with a focused stroy make for historically accurate and intense entertainment. WARNING: this is not a "relaxing" movie.


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