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Ashfall (2019)

Baekdusan (original title)
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Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 2,744 m, a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.
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Credited cast:
Lee Byung-Hun ... Lee Joon-Pyeong
Jung-woo Ha ... Jo In-Chang
Hye-jin Jeon ... Jeon Yoo-Kyung
Dong-seok Ma ... Kang Bong-Rae
Bae Suzy ... Choi Ji-Young
Robert Curtis Brown ... Ambassador Wilson
Ja-Yeon Ok Ja-Yeon Ok ... Sergeant Min
Sin-cheol Kang Sin-cheol Kang ... First Lieutenant Han
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... General Choi
Jo Han-Chul ... Colonel
Kwang-il Choi Kwang-il Choi ... President
Do-yeon Jeon ... Sun-hwa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Joey Albright ... Bocheon US Army Special Ops Solider
Amy Aleha ... Officer Amy / News Anchor
Yang Dae-Hyeok Yang Dae-Hyeok ... Situation Agent Room 2


Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 2,744 m, a volcano erupts on Baekdu Mountain located on the Chinese-North Korean border. Armed with the threat of imminent eruptions, a team of uniquely trained professionals from South and North Korea unite. Together, they must join forces and attempt to prevent a catastrophic disaster threatening the Korean Peninsula. Written by Stanton

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No option for failure


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Good but Does Not Make Sense
30 July 2020 | by donkrishna-dkSee all my reviews

It is a good movie. Korean movie is good in combining humanity, friendship and thrills of action. This movie feels alive. Although the script feels like Armageddon. It is funny to see a person as big as Ma Dong-seok becoming a scientist who can not even kick properly. Also the movie show some confusing happen when an EOD squad must face combat situation since the attack squad banished when their plane crash due to engine failure. They don't have any combat experience so that their attack plan must be intervene by Ri Jun-pyong (Lee Byung-hun) to ensure successful of the mission. The bonding between all the players are good. But there are somethings are don't make sense: 1. A single nuclear war head is already extremely heavy and they bring six of them. They use different transports to move the war heads from APC (it is Barracuda I guess) and then move to a bus and the last one is a small taxi sedan. Now, How can such a small sedan strong enough to carry four grown ups and six nuclear war heads????!!!!! 2. After the nuclear bomb detonated, there is a scene when the taxi sedan driven by Cho Inchang (Ha Jung-woo) hit by explosion wave caused by the nuclear explosion but the car is still running well. How can it be? Nuclear explosion is always followed by strong electromagnetic pulse. So the car should be stopped when the explosion occur.

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South Korea


Korean | English | Chinese

Release Date:

19 December 2019 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

South Korea


Box Office


$17,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,201, 22 December 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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