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Hwangsanbul (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 17 October 2003 (South Korea)
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The leaders of Baekje, Silla, Tang China and Goguryeo meet to discuss why the southern kingdoms have to pay tribute to China.

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Joon-ik Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joong-Hoon Park ... Kye-baek
Jin-young Jung ... Kim Yoo-sin (as Jin-yeong Jeong)
Ji-myeong Oh Ji-myeong Oh ... Ui-ja Wang
Seon-a Kim
Mun-shik Lee
Seung-su Ryu Seung-su Ryu ... Kim In-moon
Won-jong Lee ... Yeon-kae-so-moon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tae-hun Kim Tae-hun Kim ... Himself - Baekje soldier 6
Yang-hoon Kim Yang-hoon Kim
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The leaders of Baekje, Silla, Tang China and Goguryeo meet to discuss why the southern kingdoms have to pay tribute to China.

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

17 October 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in the Battlefield See more »

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Korean version of Monty Python's Holy Grail
4 February 2004 | by stikkySee all my reviews

Avoid this movie if you prefer swording clashing action packed movie in the genre of Musa, Crouching Tiger, or Hero. Hwangsanbul is a comic satire based on actual event that took place prior to the unification of three kingdoms in Korea (ie. Shilla, Bakche, and Koguryo). Major part of the comic relief is built in around the regional dialogues between the three kingdoms (still prevalent in Korea today) -- and I can't imagine this humor being passed on by reading subtitles. There are some seriously funny scenes prior to the big battle, unfortunately, nothing ever becomes of it and the plots sizzles down.

I give first half of this movie an 8 out of 10, however, second half and the conclusion of the movie was disappointing with lack of closure and substance -- an overall 6/10


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