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Welkkeom tu Dongmakgol (2005)

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

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Chief Comrade Lee Su-Hwa
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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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Comedy | Drama | War

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Also Known As:

Battle Ground 625  »

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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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Gorgeous and well told tale of war...
22 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Upon approaching this flick i was a tad sceptical - i knew with the cast, director and musical score covered nicely - there was no reason for it to be a let down, but i always find myself slightly dubious of war films. JSA was fantastic though so i gritted my teeth, held my breath and hoped for the best. Absolutely F'in glad i did, its such a well shot beautiful tale, the cinematography is highly original for the premise of a war film, the colours and dialogue were spot on and the actors all came correct. I found myself wishing that i could just F it all and go live in that cool village with that crazy girl for the rest of my days, ha ha. Thats not to say this film is completely void of any gritty (and sometimes gory) realism on the 'war' front but it just doesn't focus so much on the agony, more so on the individual and the reasons behind such atrocities. Its not a short film, but i found myself not wanting it to end. Some scenes in particular bring light relief and patch the whole thing up into a marvellous little epic. I highly highly recommend it to fans of beautiful cinema.


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