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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:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is based on actual events. After North Korean commandos tried to assassinate South Korean President Park Chung Hee in 1968, the Southern Government set up a unit to kill North Korean President Kim Il Sung. The unit was made up of prisoners sentenced to death for various offenses. During their preparation, the South Koreans scrapped the idea; contrary to what is stated in the film, though, it is unknown what happened next, only that the unit eventually mutinied. See more »

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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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Too pathetic...
3 February 2005 | by domasekSee all my reviews

I start to watch this movie two days after I watched Brotherhood of War. I believe that Korean movies can be very good. Silmido was a disappointment for me. My rating probably should be lower but movie defend itself by one thing. It is based on true story... Korean history even. What is interested in this movie ? Relations between soldiers and group of bandits. The way they became soldiers and patriots. And here is the weak point of the movie for me... The reason they want to realize the plan created by authorities. They don't want to free themselves they want to free all SouthKorean. So if You asked if watch or not to watch I say watch if You have enough time and did not watch Brotherhood of War :). OK,OK... There was tear in my eye during the final scene. But I m human after all.


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