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Swing Kids (2018)

Seuwingkizeu (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | 21 December 2018 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Ross Kettle ... Brigadier General Roberts
Jin-joo Park
Kyung-soo Do ... Roh Gi-soo
Jeong-se Oh Jeong-se Oh ... Kang Byung-sam (as Oh Jung-Se)
Hye-soo Park Hye-soo Park ... Yang Pan-rae
Jared Grimes ... Jackson
Kyu-Sung Lee Kyu-Sung Lee ... Man-cheol
A.J. Simmons ... Jamie
Dong-yong Lee ... Black marketeer
Mathew Darcy ... Jamie's Goon
Kyung-Hwa Oh Kyung-Hwa Oh ... Julia
Seung-joon Park ... Little kid
Darin Shaw Darin Shaw ... Robert Striker
Ryan Maurer Ryan Maurer ... Jaime's Goon
Kyu-Baek Kim Kyu-Baek Kim ... Volleyball prisoner
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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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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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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

Gross USA:

$222,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,397,408
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Annapurna Pictures See more »
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