71: Into the Fire (2010)
"Pohwasogeuro" (original title)

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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Park Mu-Rang
Ku Kap-Jo
Seung-woo Kim ...
Kang Suk-Dae
Hye-seong Kim ...
Seong-hwan Koo ...
Hyun-tak Shin ...
Jae-won Moon ...
Dong-beom Kim ...
Yoon-Sung Kim ...
Tu-in Tak ...
Seung-hoon Yoon ...
Ho-won Kim ...
Han-joon Kim ...
Won-hee Cho


The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

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Release Date:

16 June 2010 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

71: Into the Fire  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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The climactic battle on screen was a part of the Battle of P'ohang-Dong, between August 5-20 of 1950.

Here, savage fighting broke out as the North Koreans attacked the UN forces, consisting of American and South Korean soldiers, in an attempt to take the town of P'ohang-Dong, on the North-East corner of the Pusan Perimeter.

Despite being pushed back initially, the UN forces regrouped and eventually defeated the North Koreans, forcing their retreat. It was a turning point in that it effectively broke the back of the North Korean offensive, which was beginning to suffer from superior UN support and a lack of manpower and supplies. See more »


The North Korean General wears a 1970s era Rolex watch. See more »

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Great Casting! Great Acting!
30 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been waiting for this movie to be released in the US ever since I saw the trailer on Youtube.com last month and read all the hype. Plus, one of my favorite Korean actors, Cha Seung Won, is one of the four leads. This guy can do it all--comedy and drama, and he does not disappoint as the North Korean commander in this movie. This is the first time I have seen him on a big movie theatre screen and the camera loves him. DVD rentals on my TV are not quite the same--too bad more Korean films don't get US theatrical releases. Also giving excellent performances were Kim Seung Woo and Choi Seung Hyun--two actors who I first saw in last year's Kdrama, "Iris". Rounding out the lead actors is Kwon Sang Woo--another good performance and my first time seeing him in a theatrical film. All the supporting roles were also very well cast. If one likes war movies, this one is not to be missed--especially since it is based on a true incident during the Korean War. Direction, sets, costumes, music--all were well done. This film merits more than one viewing at the movie theatre.

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