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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 ... 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

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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, 31 December 2004
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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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The Next Big Hollywood Remake
5 July 2005 | by joe-barnesSee all my reviews

Low on gore, few special effects and not a single large breasted girl running through a forest. Like many of the best horrors the fear in R-Point comes from what you don't see.

It's a simple premise for a film: a ghostly horror set in the dying days of the Vietnam War. It twists and pant-filling turns are so effective you think surely Hollywood couldn't resist remaking it with a giant budget. And of course they couldn't. Zhang Yimou the director of Hero is already in the process of making an English language version.

A Korean platoon are dispatched to a remote island to investigate the disappearance of nine soldiers, who despite being presumed dead have begun radioing back blood curdling messages to HQ. As usual with these type of things it's not long before a spooky girl with long dark hair turns up on the scene.

Think Blair Witch put in a blender with The Ring and Full Metal Jacket.


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