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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

Director:

John H. Lee

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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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Action | Drama | War

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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 American troops seen in the film are from the 25th Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning." This is evidenced by the distinctive unit insignia worn on the soldiers' left shoulders, in that of a strawberry-like taro leaf with a bolt of lightning in the center. See more »

Goofs

A Vietnam War-era M151 MUTT jeep is seen as Capt. Kang's mount as he returns to the school with help. A GMC M35 6x6 truck also appears a few times in the film. Although the M35 truck was employed during the Korean War, the vast majority of the trucks used by the U.N. forces would be older, World War II-era GMC CCKWs. 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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