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The Front Line -- A drama centered on the Korean War’s final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

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Release Date:
20 July 2011 (South Korea) See more »
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Last battle of the Korean War
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A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ha-kyun Shin ... Kang Eun-pyo

Soo Go ... 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 ... Lee Sang-eok

Seung-ryong Ryu ... Hyeon Jeong-yoon (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)

Ok-bin Kim ... Cha Tae-kyeong
Yeong-seo Park ... Hwang Seon-cheol
Seo Joon-Yeol ... Tobacco soldier
Seung-min Woo
Min Choi ... Antiaircraft Army officer
Jo Min-ho ... 2P radio soldier
Rok-kyeong Kim ... Supplemental soldier
Han Seong-Yong ... Squad Leader
Jang In-ho
Su-ho Ha ... 3rd Platoon
Seong-cheol Ha

Da-wit Lee ... Nam Seong-sik
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min Su Yoon ... Alligator Company staff sergeant

Directed by
Hun Jang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sang-yeon Park 

Produced by
Won-chan Jeong .... line producer
Hyun-chol Kim .... producer
Dae-hui Lee .... line producer
Robert Lee .... producer
Jeong-hun You .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dalpalan  (as Dalparan)
Young-gyu Jang  (as Yeong-gyu Jang)
 
Cinematography by
Woo-hyung Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Jae-beom Kim 
Sang-beom Kim 
 
Production Design by
Seong-hie Ryu 
 
Art Direction by
Seong-hie Ryu 
 
Costume Design by
Sang-gyeong Jo  (as Sang-kyung Cho)
 
Makeup Department
Su-kyung Kwon .... makeup artist
Jae-ho Shin .... special makeup effects artist
 
Sound Department
Chang-sub Kim .... sound
Suk-won Kim .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Do-ahn Jung .... special effects
Tae-eui Kim .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Young-woo Han .... visual effects supervisor: vfx supervisor
Kumsoon Hwang .... digital matte painter: DIGITALIDEA
Seung Ryong Jeon .... compositor
Kiyoung Jung .... pipeline technical director
Sang Hyun Jung .... digital compositor (2011)
Seong-jin Jung .... visual effects
Minwon Lee .... lead look development/lighting artist
So Young Lee .... compositor
Il Hwan Na .... concept supervisor
Il Hwan Na .... matte painting supervisor
Geuk Tae Noh .... lead lighting artist
Min Jung Shin .... digital compositor
P. Sriram .... visual effects artist
S. Surag .... roto artist
Junshik-Raul Yun .... visual effects associate supervisor: Digital Idea Supervisor Dept
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Min Jae Kim .... lighting technician
Jae-Hyeok Lee .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eunjin Lee .... assistant costume designer
 
Music Department
Minwhee Lee .... composer: additional music: additional music
 

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Also Known As:
"Go-ji-jeon" - South Korea (original title)
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133 min
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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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Plot holes: For some reason, 'Alligator' Company seems to be lacking in automatic weapons, by then an essential part of land warfare. There are very few, if any, instances where fully-automatic weapons were fired.See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Typically gutsy Korean war outing, 21 June 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

THE FRONT LINE is a typical addition to the recent wave of South Korean war movies that strive to explore new avenues on a very famous theatre of war. The last two I saw were WELCOME TO DONGMAKGOL and 71 INTO THE FIRE; the former was a politically intriguing exploration of the nature of conflict itself, while the latter was a flag-waving crowd-pleaser.

THE FRONT LINE falls somewhere between the two, refusing to demonise opponents while at the same time providing plenty of gritty war action. The earth-flying battle sequences are by far the highlight of this film as the screen is transformed into a nightmarish and barren landscape of blown-up hillsides, dingy trenches and muddy holes in the ground. This is real warfare, post-SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, throwing you into the thick of realistic action and making you feel like you're fighting at the side of the protagonists.

It's a pleasure to report that the non-battle storyline is every bit as watchable as the scenes taking place on the battlefield. As in the earlier BROTHERHOOD, much of the plot revolves around the developing relationship between two characters whom the war transforms in different ways: one becomes battle-weary and resigned, the other slightly unhinged and with a real killer instinct. It's a poignant, carefully-drawn relationship and one that sustains the running time admirably. Okay, so some of the sub-plots openly copy those of earlier movies (the whole sniper thing in particular) but that doesn't detract from what is a very good recent war movie.

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