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Silmido (2003)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 24 December 2003 (South Korea)
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Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. 31 criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the ... See full summary »

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Woo-Suk Kang

Writer:

Hie-jae Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sung-Ki Ahn ... Commandant (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Kyung-gu Sol ... Kang In-chan
Jun-ho Heo ... Sergeant Jo
Jae-yeong Jeong
Seong-jin Kang Seong-jin Kang
Won-hui Lim Won-hui Lim
Shin-il Kang
Jeong-heon Lee Jeong-heon Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tae-woong Eom ... Won-Sang
Won-hee Im
Gi-seong Jeong Gi-seong Jeong
Yu-mi Jeong Yu-mi Jeong
Yu-mi Jung
Kang-woo Kim
Woong-jae Won Woong-jae Won ... Sang-min
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Storyline

Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. 31 criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the island of Silmi; for two years they are subjected to maximum mental and physical abuse before the mission is cancelled and the unit terminated. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 December 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

684 - Eine Einheit kämpft um ihr Leben See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$298,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,855,181
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film became the first movie to sell over ten million tickets nationwide in South Korea. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, the photo of the soldier's mother misses a piece in the upper right corner. A few moments later we see the photo again, but this time it misses a piece in the lower left corner. See more »

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Referenced in You've Fallen for Me: Fly High (2011) See more »

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Better to watch before "call of duty"
21 October 2008 | by silversurfer_umitSee all my reviews

Firstly I must say that nearly there is no woman in the movie. Thats make this movie more strict and harsh. As you know the story, this is a hard movie also. You must have nerves like steel to watch this movie without getting upset. I get some stress while watching the movie and after watching it. Because everybody shouting each other and beating each other realistically and periodically.

This is a good movie. A good story. You cannot guess the end of the movie that has a surprising ending. Most of the emotions in the movie is at the tops. Acting is very very good. Effects are also okey,not the best but very good for a foreign movie.

Finally I think,war movie lovers must see this movie.Others with strong nerves also will like this movie. Better to watch before "call of duty".


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