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The Front Line (2011)

Go-ji-jeon (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 20 July 2011 (South Korea)
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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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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
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Lee Sang-eok
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Hyeon Jeong-yoon (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
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Cha Tae-kyeong
Yeong-seo Park ...
Hwang Seon-cheol
Seo Joon-Yeol ...
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Seung-min Woo
Min Choi ...
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Jo Min-ho ...
2P radio soldier
Rok-kyeong Kim ...
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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 first on-screen assault on Aerok hill, Soo-hyeok uses an M1 Garand rifle to launch a grenade at an enemy position. Previously, and in all other instances, he is carrying an M1D Garand sniper rifle without the grenade launcher attachment. See more »

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28 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

The war (or specific battles/events during the war) between North and South Korea has been the backbone of quite a few South Korean movies. Most of them really get something good out of this mess. And this movie is no different. Staying mostly on one side, you still get to see "the enemy" and their points of view from time to time. It is superbly cut together and acted very fine.

While I'm not sure about how accurate the movie is by presenting the events (I'm guessing it takes a few creative freedoms), it does not hold back when it comes to punches (or bullets for that matter). The lines between good and evil are really thin. You might argue there are none. The grey area is very big, that is one thing that is very true though. Not the best war movie to come out of Korea, it still is superior to a lot of other war movies.


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