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.
Did You Know?
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
References The Deer Hunter