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The Battleship Island (2017)

Gunhamdo (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 26 July 2017 (South Korea)
1:16 | Trailer
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.


Seung-wan Ryoo


Seung-wan Ryoo
8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Hwang Jung-min ... Lee Gang-ok
So Ji-seob ... Choi Chil-sung
Song Joong-Ki ... Park Mu-young (as Joong-ki Song)
Lee Jung-hyun ... Mallyon
Su-an Kim ... So-hee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Allen ... Song Jong-Gu (voice)
Tom Bauer Tom Bauer ... Oh Jang-Woo (voice)
Greg Chun ... Lee Gang-ok (voice)
Kellen Goff
Lee Jeong-eun ... Chief's wife
Yang Ji-il Yang Ji-il
Kyung-Hyun Jo Kyung-Hyun Jo ... Digging driver 2
In-woo Kim In-woo Kim
Ye-eun Kim Ye-eun Kim ... 'Bright Moon' Gisaeng
Han-sol Kwon Han-sol Kwon ... Joseon girl


During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.

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1945 Hashima - We called it hell on earth.


Action | Drama | History


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Did You Know?


Hashima Island is one of 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. It is located 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the city of Nagasaki. See more »


00:16:13 - 00:16:50 -> The band members are supposed to cross from Korea to Japan in the dirty, packed hold of a cargo ship. When they emerge from the boat in Shimonoseki, one can see it is a very modern ferry, complete with fully-enclosed, bright orange modern lifeboats, streamlined design, and all-welded hull and superstructure construction, as opposed to ships of the period, which were riveted. See more »


Lee Gang-ok: I'm not going to die. Why are you crying?
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Crazy Credits

The title card is shown first in Japanese and then in Korean. See more »

Alternate Versions

The director's cut of the film is 150 minutes long in duration while the original theatrical version is about 132 minutes long. See more »


The Ecstasy of Gold
Composed by Ennio Morricone
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Epic movie!
29 April 2020 | by myartnikiSee all my reviews

The CGI was amazing!! The storyline was great. This movies too much oily and dirty, after watched this it will makes you wanna take a shower hehe

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Official Sites:

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South Korea


Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

26 July 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battleship Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Cheongju, South Korea


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,344, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmmaker R&K See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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