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Gun-ham-do (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 26 July 2017 (South Korea)
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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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Credited cast:
... Lee Gang-ok
... Choi Chil-sung (as Ji-sub So)
... Park Mu-young (as Joong-ki Song)
... Mallyon
... So-hee (as Soo-an Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Oh Jang-Woo (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
Bill Rogers ... Ko Choong-Ho (voice)
Seung-hwan Shin ... Ko Choong-Ho
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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.

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Action | Drama | War

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Battleship Island  »

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On July 28, a special screen was held for UNESCO officials and diplomats in Paris at the headquarters of Metropolitan Filmexport. The aim was to raise awareness of the hidden history of the Hashima Island and how the Koreans were forced into harsh labour at an underground coal mining factory on the island during Japan's rule of Korea. See more »

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Lee Gang-ok: I'm not going to die. Why are you crying?
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The title card is shown first in Japanese and then in Korean. See more »

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The Ecstasy of Gold
Composed by Ennio Morricone
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Too much humor for such a dramatic film.
28 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

I can't decide whether this was intended to be a drama or comedy, as it has equal parts of both (in the beginning), although the drama is more dramatic than the humor is funny. I also can't understand why a girl was cast as a boy who dresses like a girl (the role of Lee So-hee), unless she was just passed off as a boy in the film, but still looked more like a girl than a boy. Confusing! The characters' intentions are also somewhat unclear at times. Having said this, it was still a good, enjoyable film though.

Some great photography and action scenes. The final battle scene during the escape is awesome!!


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