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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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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 (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
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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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29 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't even come up with how to define this movie, and I've watched a lot of war films, but I think this one just has to be the best I've seen that is as serious as it comes to the consequences of war. Besides just the horrific scenes as in any war movie, it has touched and got through to the emotions multiple times in what seems like a never ending battle. The acting is beyond incredible, especially the brothers, and doesn't show that their enemies are the most evil in the planet but that war itself and who leads them are what makes this conflict. They gone as far as showing scenes that you never or rarely expect to see, and it's remarkable because you'll remember this film for it. A great movie.


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