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The Front Line (2011)
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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 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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War is Hell
23 July 2013 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

First review here on IMDb so I'll keep it short.

This movie is fresh in my mind as I can literally see the credits fading on the other portion of the screen.

This is a great, superbly acted movie about the horrors and futility of war. There really are no "villains" just different shades of grey, as both side is portrayed as just as guilty as the other.

It shows both sides of the war and how they are both fighting for control a small piece of land and at the same time continuously asking the question of "why?"

There are some moments of camaraderie between the two different sides as well, so it isn't all just blood and guts, yet it is more gruesome than Hollywood films.

In summary, if you want to see a good war film aside from the usual Hollywood remakes and rehashes then this one is a good one.


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