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White Badge (1992)

Hayan chonjaeng (original title)
Not Rated | | War | 1992 (Japan)
South Korea, 1979. Han Kiju is an alcoholic novelist who has never recovered from his year long tour as a volunteer soldier in Vietnam. When he's asked to write a book about the Korean ... See full summary »

Director:

Ji-yeong Jeong

Writers:

Junghyo Ahn (novel), Su Young Gong | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Sung-Ki Ahn ... Kiju Han (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Chinsu Pyon
Hye-jin Shim ... Yongok Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Do-hun Ahn Do-hun Ahn
Young Jae Dok-Go ... Munki Kim (as Yongjae Tokko)
Seok-yeon Hong Seok-yeon Hong
Joon-ho Huh ... Bangjang Hong (as Ho Junho)
Bo-sung Kim Bo-sung Kim ... (as Seok Heo)
Se Jun Kim Se Jun Kim ... Hisik Chon
Eun-suk Lee Eun-suk Lee
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South Korea, 1979. Han Kiju is an alcoholic novelist who has never recovered from his year long tour as a volunteer soldier in Vietnam. When he's asked to write a book about the Korean soldiers who fought in Vietnam he's battered by flashbacks that remind him of the brutality and lies that destroyed his innocence. The serialized novel brings him back in contact with a former soldier who served under him, PFC Pyon Chinsu, the one-time company clown driven mad by the violence of the war and who now looks to Han for some sort of emotional rescue. Written by Seanax

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Trivia

As Ji-yeong Jeong had heard, that 17 helicopters were used in Apocalypse Now (1979), he wanted to have at least 17, too. He only got two - and they weren't in the best shape, because the UN had moved all available helicopters to Cambodia. See more »

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References The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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compelling, dark, masterful
28 October 2001 | by eholSee all my reviews

I almost didn't see this one...I was on a film festival pass, and was trying to bounce back from a weekend of three movies a day. But it was Monday and I went, and I was treated to a gripping psychological drama. Not a dull second in this one, and a darker, grimmer war movie is hard to imagine.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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