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The Battleship Island (2017)

Gunhamdo (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 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.

Director:

Seung-wan Ryoo

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Seung-wan Ryoo
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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 Tom Bauer ... Oh Jang-Woo (voice)
Greg Chun ... Lee Gang-ok (voice)
Kellen Goff
Kyung-Hyun Jo Kyung-Hyun Jo ... Digging driver 2
Kyu-Baek Kim Kyu-Baek Kim ... Joseon draftee
Ye-eun Kim Ye-eun Kim ... 'Bright Moon' Gisaeng
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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Taglines:

1945 Hashima - We called it hell on earth.

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Hashima Island is currently an abandoned island. Mitsubishi closed the island's mine in 1974, and all inhabitants were evacuated. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 »

Soundtracks

The Ecstasy of Gold
Composed by Ennio Morricone
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Pretty ok.
18 December 2017 | by kchintogtohSee all my reviews

I know the movie is emotional and all but it's too long and have so many unnecessary long scenes. A lot of Korean movies suffer from this kind of long cheesy build. They make their movies too dramatic and unnecessarily long and this title is one of them.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

26 July 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Battleship Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Cheongju, South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,344, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:

$1,104,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,183,383
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Filmmaker R&K See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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