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The Front Line (2011)
"Go-ji-jeon" (original title)

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A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ha-kyun Shin ...
Kang Eun-pyo
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Kim Soo-hyeok
Seung-su Ryu ...
Oh Gi-yeong
Chang-Seok Ko ...
Yang Hyo-sam
Je-hoon Lee ...
Shin Il-Young
Jin-woong Jo
In-gi Jeong
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Hyeon Jeong-yoon
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Cha Tae-kyeong
Yeong-seo Park
Seo Joon-Yeol ...
Tobacco soldier
Seung-min Woo
Min Choi ...
Antiaircraft Army officer
Jo Min-ho ...
2P radio soldier
Rok-kyeong Kim ...
Supplemental soldier
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Towards the end of the Korean War an uneasy ceasefire is ordered, but out on the Eastern front line of the Aerok Hills fierce fighting continues. A race to capture a strategic point to determine a new border between the two Koreas is the ultimate prize. A bullet is then found in the body of dead company commander of the South Korean army. The bullet that killed the company commander belongs to the South Korean army. Lieutenant of the Defense Security Command Kang Eun-Pyo is ordered to go out into the Eastern front line and investigate the murder. When Kang Eun-Pyo arrives in the Aerok Hills he is surprised to find his old friend Kim Soo-Hyeok commanding troops in the Aerok Hills. Kang Eun-Pyo believed Kim Soo-Hyeok was dead. In their younger years, Kim Soo-Hyeok was a meek student, but he eventually became the leader of Aerok company as a lieutenant. The situation in the Aerok company raises many flags in the eyes of Kang Eun-Pyo. Soldiers wear North Korean uniforms inside due to the ... Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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Last battle of the Korean War

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South Korea's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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During the final battle, U.S. Air Force fighter-bombers (probably F-51's) are supposedly bombing the North Korean position. But although many explosions can be seen as the planes are flying over the position, we see no bombs dropping from them. See more »

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Wow, what a great movie!!!!
17 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

an epic movie about the korean war. same people in the same origin, same ancestor, just because the ideological manipulation by the soviet and Chinese communists, a nation on the peninsula turned into a purgatory during the early 1950s. all the critical important ingredients/elements making a film this great were well provided: great screenplay full of atrocity of killings, sacrifices, ridiculousness of war and battles, stupid ideology, the greatness and the smallness of human natures, great directing, casting, cinematography, locations, stunts, graphic design, editing, sound effects, background music arrangement....and most memorable acting/performance, all well combined and turned this movie into a great viewing experience.

the most important message of this film: the ridiculousness of the war, the stupidity of battling with a non-exist but well manipulated cause. the blindness of human nature, the helpless of being a soldier, an expendable pawn by higher ranking officers and their nations' political and military leaders, the foreign countries' ideology manipulations. all the human lives consumed in wars and battles are just meaningless and forgettable. they are just statistic numbers in history books.

this ridiculously sad war movie only sent you a strong message: for what and what for?


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