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71: Into the Fire (2010)

Pohwasogeuro (original title)
The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

Director:

John H. Lee

Writers:

Man-Hee Lee (screenplay), Dong-Woo Kim (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seung-Won Cha ... Park Mu-Rang
Sang-Woo Kwon ... Ku Kap-Jo
Seung-Hyun Choi ... Oh Jung-Bum
Seung-woo Kim ... Kang Suk-Dae
Hye-seong Kim Hye-seong Kim ... Yong-Man
Seong-hwan Koo Seong-hwan Koo ... Nam-Sik
Hyun-tak Shin Hyun-tak Shin ... Dal-Young
Jae-won Moon Jae-won Moon ... Yong-Bae
Dong-beom Kim Dong-beom Kim ... Jae-Seon
Yoon-Seong Kim Yoon-Seong Kim ... Poong-Chun (as Yoon-sung Kim)
Tu-in Tak Tu-in Tak ... Wang-Pyo
Seung-Hoon Yoon Seung-Hoon Yoon ... Chang-Woo
Howon Kim Howon Kim ... Byung-Tae (as Ho-won Kim)
Han-joon Kim Han-joon Kim ... Gwang-Il
Won-hee Cho Won-hee Cho
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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The climactic battle in the movie was a part of the Battle of P'ohang-Dong, from August 5-20, 1950. Savage fighting broke out as the North Koreans attacked the U.N. forces, consisting of American and South Korean soldiers, in an attempt to take the town of P'ohang-Dong on the northeast corner of the Pusan perimeter. Despite being pushed back initially, the U.N. forces regrouped and eventually defeated the North Koreans, forcing their retreat. It was a turning point in that it effectively broke the back of the North Korean offensive, which was beginning to suffer from superior U.N. support and a lack of manpower and supplies. See more »

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In the actual battle American air strikes and artillery barrages were utilized. In this film there are none to be seen. See more »

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2 January 2011 | by wolverine34See all my reviews

I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I do enjoy watching war films, especially true stories, as they generally depict the horrors of war. Right from the start I was hooked, and was not disappointed.

It is a pity films from Korea, Japan, China, and other oriental countries are not included in the Oscars or bafta awards, but then America and Britain wouldn't have so many winners.

This film is typical of this as it has some great acting and is filmed extremely well. It also shows you don't need a budget like that of some Hollywood movies. The biggest thing for me is that it is a true story and is dramatised well. Without being too political, with the ongoing problems in Korea, they could have made the North out to be animals, but they don't.

For a film that probably wont be mentioned at the big ceremonies, it is a loss for film-making. I would highly recommend this film if you haven't seen it yet. Would love to see Britain make films as good as this, but I haven't seen many, recently, that comes close. That is just my opinion though.

As with all films though, don't go by opinion, watch it and decide by yourself, but I think you will enjoy the movie.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

16 June 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,161, 1 August 2010

Gross USA:

$176,638

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,967,660
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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