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Gun-ham-do (2017)

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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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Seung-wan Ryoo

Writer:

Seung-wan Ryoo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-min Hwang ... Lee Gang-ok
Ji-seob So ... Choi Chil-sung (as Ji-sub So)
Joong-Ki Song ... Park Mu-young (as Joong-ki Song)
Jung-hyun Lee ... Mallyon
Su-an Kim ... So-hee (as Soo-an Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Allen ... Song Jong-Gu (voice)
Tom Bauer ... Oh Jang-Woo (voice)
Kellen Goff
Jordan Reynolds ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bill Rogers ... Ko Choong-Ho (voice)
Seung-hwan Shin 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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Plot Keywords:

island | forced labour | mine | fight | gun | See All (84) »

Taglines:

1945 Hashima - We called it hell on earth.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

26 July 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Battleship Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Cheongju, South Korea

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Production Co:

Filmmaker R&K See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While Hashima Island is a real place and forced labor of Korean and Chinese nationals did take place there, the characters, plot and specific events described in the film are fictional. See more »

Quotes

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 paulclaassenSee 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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