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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
Ho-won Kim Ho-won Kim ... Byung-Tae
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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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

16 June 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

71: Into the Fire See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

The North Korean tank loses one of its tracks after a student soldier suicide-bombs it, but the track is shown intact several scenes later when the tank itself is knocked out. See more »

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Great Casting! Great Acting!
30 July 2010 | by jrweyrichSee all my reviews

I have been waiting for this movie to be released in the US ever since I saw the trailer on Youtube.com last month and read all the hype. Plus, one of my favorite Korean actors, Cha Seung Won, is one of the four leads. This guy can do it all--comedy and drama, and he does not disappoint as the North Korean commander in this movie. This is the first time I have seen him on a big movie theatre screen and the camera loves him. DVD rentals on my TV are not quite the same--too bad more Korean films don't get US theatrical releases. Also giving excellent performances were Kim Seung Woo and Choi Seung Hyun--two actors who I first saw in last year's Kdrama, "Iris". Rounding out the lead actors is Kwon Sang Woo--another good performance and my first time seeing him in a theatrical film. All the supporting roles were also very well cast. If one likes war movies, this one is not to be missed--especially since it is based on a true incident during the Korean War. Direction, sets, costumes, music--all were well done. This film merits more than one viewing at the movie theatre.


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