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Battle Ground 625 (2005)

Welkkeom tu Dongmakgol (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, War | 4 August 2005 (South Korea)
Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

Director:

Kwang-Hyun Park

Writers:

Jin Jang (play), Joong Kim | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Chief Comrade Lee Su-Hwa
Shin Ha-kyun ... 2nd Lt. Pyo Hyun-Chul
Kang Hye-jeong ... Yeo-il
Ha-ryong Lim Ha-ryong Lim ... Jang Young-hee (North)
Jae-kyeong Seo Jae-kyeong Seo ... Army Medic Mun Sang-sang (South)
Deok-Hwan Ryu ... Seo Taek-ki (North)
Steve Taschler Steve Taschler ... Smith
Jae-Jin Jung Jae-Jin Jung ... Mayor
Young-yi Lee Young-yi Lee
Nam-Hee Park Nam-Hee Park
Deok-hyeon Jo Deok-hyeon Jo ... Teacher Kim (as Duk-hyun Cho)
Seung-mok Yoo Seung-mok Yoo ... Soo
Won-cheol Shim Won-cheol Shim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Anselmo ... Special Forces Commander (as David Joseph Anselmo)
Michael Arnold Michael Arnold ... Attack Pilot Last Scene
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Storyline

Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film was released in the United Kingdom under the alternate title Battle Ground 625. See more »

Quotes

Teacher Kim: [in English] How are you?
Smith: What?
Teacher Kim: How are you?
Smith: How do you think I am, huh? I mean, how do you think I am? Look at me, huh? I mean, look at me! I'm tied up with sticks here. You know, I feel like shit! Like shit!
Village Chief: [in Korean] Not going well?
Teacher Kim: It's strange. You can see, like it says here, sir.
Village Chief: I can't read that.
Teacher Kim: Yes, sir. Well, if I say
[in English]
Teacher Kim: 'How are you?', he should say
[...]
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Quirky and Fantastical Movie
15 June 2011 | by princebansal1982See all my reviews

"Welcome to Dongmakgol" is a quirky and fantasy like tale about a bunch of soldiers who happen on a remote village during Korean war. A village where nobody knows anything about the war and nobody has even seen a gun. The basic premise is a little ridiculous and over the top. But if you are willing to believe it, then the movie is very rewarding.

It has some excellent cinematography. A few scenes are exaggerated but that is for the comic effect. The village and the villagers maybe silly but other characters are still believable which is necessary for the film to maintain its grip on reality.

Many reviewers have complained about the politics of the film. But the movie is not about politics. Just like that village it exists in its own world and is not aware of the reasons of war. It just know instinctively that violence is bad.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

4 August 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Dongmakgol See more »

Filming Locations:

Korea See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,065,527
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Film It Suda See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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