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Swing Kids (2018)

Seuwingkizeu (original title)
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The story of Ro Gi Soo, a tap dancing North Korean soldier who was held captive in the Geoje prison camp during the Korean War.

Director:

Hyeong-Cheol Kang

Writers:

Woo-Sung Jang (musical), Hyeong-Cheol Kang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyung-soo Do ... Roh Gi-soo
Hye-soo Park Hye-soo Park ... Yang Pan-rae
Jared Grimes ... Jackson
Jeong-se Oh Jeong-se Oh ... Kang Byung-sam (as Oh Jung-Se)
Kim Min-ho Kim Min-ho ... Xiao Fang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mathew Darcy ... Jamie's Goon
Ross Kettle ... Brigadier General Roberts
Se-Jung Oh Se-Jung Oh
Jin-joo Park
Darin Shaw Darin Shaw ... Robert Striker
A.J. Simmons ... Jamie
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Storyline

In this swinging musical drama set during the Korean War, the soldiers at a POW camp plan a tap show to distract both themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of war. Led by a former Broadway dancer and a rebellious North Korean soldier, the band of prisoners find a new sense of freedom in dancing. Written by Well Go USA Entertainment

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English | Mandarin | Japanese

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,952, 23 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$222,001, 27 January 2019
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Good Enough
11 February 2019 | by pennyelenabooksSee all my reviews

Major warning: Do not take the tragedy element too lightly. This story is so strong, packed with emotions and dancing, relaying the message of freedom and breaking down the barriers that are set for you by society. Each character of the swing team was unique, fighting their own demons and trying to survive through impossible situations. The plot was original, yet it followed lightly the pattern of a war drama movie, with the ending devestating, breaking down the "the hero's passion can do anything" protocol that other war movies follow. The performances were splending as well. The actors and actresses displayed great emotions and painted the drama beautifully. Another note is that their dancing skills were realistic, as they didn't display extrordinary, out of the blue, talent. Rather, they seemed to enjoy themselves and improve their skills under the circumstances that they were under. Also, the soundtrack was to the point! My only concern about this movie was the presentation of the events when it came to the pace. Other than that, this one is a really powerfull movie.


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