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:
Chief Comrade Lee Su-Hwa
2nd Lt. Pyo Hyun-Chul
Ha-ryong Lim ...
Jang Young-hee (North)
Jae-kyeong Seo ...
Army Medic Mun Sang-sang (South)
Seo Taek-ki (North)
Steve Taschler ...
Jae-Jin Jung
Young-yi Lee
Nam-Hee Park
Deok-hyeon Jo ...
(as Duk-hyun Cho)
Seung-mok Yoo
Won-cheol Shim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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4 August 2005 (South Korea)  »

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2.35 : 1
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It was only supposed to cost around 4 billion won, as there were no big stars, mostly actors from or acquainted with Jang's Suda family through their past work. But filming and post-production CGI took much longer than expected, and the budget skyrocketed to 8 billion won, putting Jang's company in trouble: for a small production company like Film It Suda failing with this film would have been catastrophic. See more »


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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A wonderful surprise ... Very spectacular film!!!
27 August 2005 | by (Seoul, S. Korea) – See all my reviews

When I first heard about this movie, I really had no expectations. I thought it would be just another one of those films that would come and go without leaving any impression. Finally, after hours of coaxing from my sister, I finally went to see the movie. And I was surprised to find that this was one of the most wonderful films I've seen in a long time.

The one word that I can think of to describe this film is "Korean". And I don't mean that this film is like other Korean films. I mean that the whole film shows very beautifully a picture of Korean culture. You can experience Korea's culture, Korea's beauty, Korea's people, and Korea's sad past. After watching this movie, I am sure that you could get a clear idea what Korea itself is like.

This movie really is a spectacular film. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry. It will leave you awed when you leave the theater. A highly recommended film. I give it a 10 out of 10.

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