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War of the Arrows (2011)
"Choi-jong-byeong-gi Hwal" (original title)

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Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian.

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Hae-il Park ...
Nam-yi
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Jyushinta
Mu-Yeol Kim ...
Seo-gun
Chae-won Moon ...
Ja-in
Han-wi Lee ...
Gap-yong
Gu-taek Kim ...
Kang-du
Kyeong-yeong Lee ...
Kim Mu-seon
Gi-woong Park ...
Prince Doreugon
Seung-joon Lee ...
Wanhan
Jae-goo Lee ...
Hu-man
No-shik Park ...
Jang-sun
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Young Nam-yi
Min-seo Jeon ...
Young Ja-in
Rye Hei Otani ...
Nogami
Hyeon-tae Kim ...
Hu Reu-gang
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Set during the second Manchu invasion of Korea, Nam Yi, the best archer in Korea, goes up against the Qing Dynasty to save his younger sister Ja In - who was dragged away by Manchurian.

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471th Review: Multiaward Winning And Well-Deserved
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War of the Arrows is not your typical set battle piece - it is a superbly realised take on the classical idea of one man, a true hero in skill and virtue, being chased by a band of elite archers.

The story of a brother looking to rescue his sister and her husband from invaders is well-handled. The last two-thirds of War of the Arrows is simply outstanding - here we have thrilling film with snipers - but snipers who use bow and arrows rather than guns - who give chase to each other - and what a chase!

In addition, above and beyond excellent production values, the acting is a class-above this genre. Even though this is clearly an action film, there is character development, virtue as well as virtuosity, and this reviewer for one was totally lost in the film in a way that no amount of special effects or set wire fights alone can produce - it is simply a thrilling film.

This is a film that does transcend its genre and is clearly one of the better films of the year, bar none.


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