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Battle Ground 625 (2005)
"Welkkeom tu Dongmakgol" (original title)

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Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

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Credited cast:
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Chief Comrade Lee Su-Hwa
Ha-kyun Shin ...
2nd Lt. Pyo Hyun-Chul
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Yeo-il
Ha-ryong Lim ...
Jang Young-hee (North)
Jae-kyeong Seo ...
Army Medic Mun Sang-sang (South)
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Seo Taek-ki (North)
Steve Taschler ...
Smith
Jae-Jin Jung
Young-yi Lee
Nam-Hee Park
Deok-hyeon Jo ...
(as Duk-hyun Cho)
Seung-mok Yoo
Won-cheol Shim
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Special Forces Commander (as David Joseph Anselmo)
Michael Arnold ...
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Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

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It has been assumed there is no village in either of the Koreas with the name "Dongmakgol". However, there is a small village near Jecheon, South Korea that is named Dongmakgol. See more »

Quotes

Teacher Kim: [in English] How are you?
Smith: What?
Teacher Kim: How are you?
Smith: How do you think I am, huh? I mean, how do you think I am? Look at me, huh? I mean, look at me! I'm tied up with sticks here. You know, I feel like shit! Like shit!
Village Chief: [in Korean] Not going well?
Teacher Kim: It's strange. You can see, like it says here, sir.
Village Chief: I can't read that.
Teacher Kim: Yes, sir. Well, if I say
[in English]
Teacher Kim: 'How are you?', he should say
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Enemy? What enemy?
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The tragedy of this film is that it's not playing in every theatre in the U.S. so it can be seen by the people who most need to see it. Thank you, Korean American friend of a friend who shared it with us.

See this film if you or someone care about is thinking about signing up to go into the military. See it if have been, or if you've ever known anyone who was, in a war. See it if you have ever seen a peace march - live or on television - and asked,"What's it all about?" See it if you love life.

Don't worry; it's not propaganda or any kind. It just takes us to the scene of the action, sets us down, then lets us get to know some very real people and watch what happens.

Carolfrances


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