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

R  |   |  Action, History  |  10 August 2011 (South Korea)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hae-il Park ...
Nam-yi
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Jyushinta (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
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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Two children Nam-yi and Ja-in are being chased by King Injo's guards and saved by their father Choi Pyeong-ryung, an officer of King Gwanghae and a skilled archer. He sends his own children to find a place of refuge with his best friend Kim Mu-seon. As they escape crying, Ja-in begs her brother to go back to their father but their father is killed in front of Nam-yi. Nam-yi, though bitten by the guard dogs, kills them and escapes with Ja-in. Nam-yi becomes the only family Ja-in has. 13 years later Nam-yi is now a skilled archer and hunter. He learns from Mu-seon's son Seo-goon that he and Ja-in plan to get married, with the approval of Mu-seon who is also Ja-in's godfather. During the wedding, Nam-yi is up in the mountains hunting deer. He hears the rumble of the invading forces. When Nam-yi makes it back to the village, he finds his step-father slaughtered and his sister taken away. Nam-yi then sets out to find the Qing army and take out their army with his bow. Written by Raja Bhattacharya

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Actors who played Manchu characters in the film actually learned to say their lines in Manchu, a language that almost came to the brink of extinction in the early 21st century. See more »

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For someone who is not a big fan of this genre this was excellent. Best movie like this since Hero. A must see. I say A.
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"You're now Ja-in's father, you must take care of your sister until you die." After getting into an argument with his sisters fiancé Nam-Yi leaves his village before her wedding. When he returns he is told of the attack and kidnapping of his sister and sets out with his bow to get her back and exact revenge. As many of you may know I have never really been a big fan of these epic martial arts type movies. There have been a few I liked but not many. This one may be the best one I have seen since "Hero". This movie grabs you from the opening scene and is action packed and keeps you interested the entire time. The story and action are very well done and there is not a dull moment in this at all. There are some very brutal scenes in this but it's not over the top at all and it helps the story. For fans of this genre this is a must see. For those like me who can go either way this is still a movie that is very much worth watching. Overall, one of the best of this genre I have seen. I give it an A.


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