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In Love and War (2011)
"Jeok-gwa-eui dong-chim" (original title)

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Seol-Hee's South Korean village is forced to serve the occupying North Korean regiment during the Korean War. The story focuses on the complex relationship between Seol-Hee and the North Korean Lieutenant, Kim Jeong-woong.

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Young Park Seol-Hee is eagerly planning her wedding to a young anti-Communist activist when the North Koreans invade. Her fiancé is forced to flee, leaving her behind with her family in their tiny, rural South Korean village. Rather than resist the North Korean regiment that comes to occupy the area, the townspeople (to Seol-Hee's dismay) decide to cooperate with them in order to ensure their own survival. The North Koreans, however, turn out not to be all that Seol-Hee expected. She soon realizes that there is a history between her family and that of the regiment's leader, Lieutenant Kim Jeong-woong. In between the hilarious day to day antics of Seol-Hee's eccentric family and the hard realities of war, the attachment between Seol-Hee and Jeong-woong grows. As the occupation continues, Jeong-woong becomes torn between trying to follow the increasingly harsh orders from his general and protecting the people that he has come to love and care for so much. Written by Alison

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Great movie
9 October 2011 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie. I made this IMDb page for it just because I wanted more people to see it. It's a beautiful blend of comedy and tragedy, and the characters and the acting are great. The director and story writers did a superb job of showing the complexities of war and the complexities of human nature, and the film delivers gives a biting commentary on the fruits of war. The quiet, tender scenes in this film are just as great as the dramatic ones.

I also loved the fact that I really did not know how it was going to end. There were moments where it was hilarious and and moments where it was serious, but up till almost the very end I wasn't sure whether the characters would get their happy ending or not. Watch the movie and find out for yourself. I highly recommend it.


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