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The Great Battle (2018)

Ansisung (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 21 September 2018 (USA)
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A historical film about the siege of Ansi Fortress and the epic eighty-eight day battle that Yang Man-chun and his Goguryeo troops fought against 500,000 invading Tang dynasty men to defend it.

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Kwang-shik Kim
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Credited cast:
Joo-Hyuk Nam ... Sa Mool
In-Sung Jo ... Yang Man Chun (as In-seong Jo)
Dong-il Sung ... Woo Dae
Sung-woong Park ... Li Shi Min
Seol-Hyun Kim ... Baek Ha
Eun-chae Jung ... Shi Mi
Sung-Woo Bae ... Choo Soo Ji
Oh-seong Yu
Nazeeh Tarsha ... General Yeon (voice)
Byeong-eun Park Byeong-eun Park ... Poong
Tae-goo Eom Tae-goo Eom ... Pa So
Dae-hwan Oh Dae-hwan Oh ... Hwal Bo
Myung-Joon Kim Myung-Joon Kim ... Tang Dynasty Soldier
Suk-Tae Joo Suk-Tae Joo ... Go Hye-Jin
Jung Taek-Hyun Jung Taek-Hyun
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645 AD. Emperor Taizong invades Goguryeo with his massive Tang army. His initial target is the fortress at Ansi. After defeating a major attack by the Goguryeon army he besieges Ansi. The odds are massively stacked in Taizong's favour: opposing his 200,000-strong army is a mere 5,000 force at Ansi. It is lead by Yang Manchun, a man regarded as a traitor by the Goguryeon leader. Written by grantss

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Taglines:

Fight to the Death

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Occupy
29 July 2020 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

A movie that claims or has the title (at least internationally) of "Great Battle", does have quite something to prove. And while it starts off with a battle scene, that is not the one that is meant in the title. I reckon there are more than one battle scenes anyway.

The fighting choreography and the framing/camera work are beautiful! More than that some might argue actually. Story is quite easy to follow. A friend of mine compared it to Musa, which I think does a disservice to this rather than helping it. That's a bar and a comparison you don't need to make, just enjoy this for what it is. Characters are nicely drawn, even if the whole thing is more or less predictable. Visually stunning is enough for some, not even close to enough for others of course


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Budget:

KRW15,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,983, 23 September 2018

Gross USA:

$472,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,509,280
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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