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R-Point (2004)

Arpointeu (original title)
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During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point.

Director:

Su-chang Kong (as Kong Soo-chang)

Writers:

Su-chang Kong (as Kong Soo-chang), Yeong-woo Pil
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Cast

Credited cast:
Woo-seong Kam ... Lieutenant Choi Tae-in
Byung-ho Son Byung-ho Son ... Sergeant Jin Chang-rok
Sun-kyun Lee ... Sergeant Park
Won-Sang Park Won-Sang Park ... Sergeant Cook (as Won-sang Park)
Tae-kyung Oh Tae-kyung Oh ... Sergeant Jang Young-soo
Jin-ho Song Jin-ho Song ... Sergeant Oh
Yeong-dong Mun Yeong-dong Mun ... Corporal Byun Moon-sub
Kyeong-ho Jeong Kyeong-ho Jeong ... Corporal Lee Jae-pil
Byeong-cheol Kim Byeong-cheol Kim ... Corporal Joh Byung-hoon
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Captain Park
Nae-sang Ahn ... Captain Kang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Anselmo David Anselmo ... James (as David Joseph Anselmo)
James Han James Han
Dong-kyu Lee Dong-kyu Lee
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Storyline

On 07 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nah-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead. The high-command assigns the veteran and decorated Lieutenant Choi Tae-in to lead a squad with eight other soldiers and rescue the missing soldiers from the R-Point. When they arrive in the location, they have a shooting and defeat a Vietnamese woman with a machine gun in a trench. Later, they find a tombstone telling that one hundred years ago, Chinese killed Vietnamese, dropped them in a lake and built a temple over the place, being a sacred location to the Vietnamese. While chasing the missing soldiers, weird things happen with the rescue team. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He who sheds others' blood will not return ... NOT EVEN HIS SOUL ...

Genres:

Action | Horror | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

English | Korean | French | Vietnamese

Release Date:

13 August 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghosts of War See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,744,984
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CJ Entertainment, CN Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Eery and enjoyable
6 August 2006 | by jade-mailSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. Confusion and uncertainty exist in war, so I felt it gave a taste to the viewer of what the troops were going through. If anything, it added to the nightmarish quality. Strange place, scared sh*tless, etc.

Very creepy, lots of tension, great location. I agree with earlier posts, it was reminiscent of The Shining (evil location induces madness and murder).

It won't appeal to everyone (as we all have different tastes) but I find this type of thoughtful horror far more terrifying and disturbing than the usual 'obvious' Hollywood horror - mainly because it invites you to use your imagination (a scary unlimited place!) instead of spelling it all out and tying up the loose ends.


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