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The Front Line (2011)

Go-ji-jeon (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 20 July 2011 (South Korea)
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A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

Director:

Hun Jang

Writer:

Sang-yeon Park
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ha-kyun Shin ... Kang Eun-pyo
Soo Go ... Kim Soo-hyeok
Seung-su Ryu Seung-su Ryu ... Oh Gi-yeong
Chang-Seok Ko ... Yang Hyo-sam
Lee Jehoon ... Shin Il-Young (as Je-hoon Lee)
Jin-woong Cho ... (as Jin-woong Jo)
In-gi Jeong ... Lee Sang-eok
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Hyeon Jeong-yoon (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
Ok-bin Kim ... Cha Tae-kyeong
Yeong-seo Park Yeong-seo Park ... Hwang Seon-cheol
Seo Joon-Yeol Seo Joon-Yeol ... Tobacco soldier
Seung-min Woo Seung-min Woo
Min Choi ... Antiaircraft Army officer
Jo Min-ho Jo Min-ho ... 2P radio soldier
Rok-kyeong Kim Rok-kyeong Kim ... Supplemental soldier
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Towards the end of the Korean War an uneasy ceasefire is ordered, but out on the Eastern front line of the Aerok Hills fierce fighting continues. A race to capture a strategic point to determine a new border between the two Koreas is the ultimate prize. A bullet is then found in the body of dead company commander of the South Korean army. The bullet that killed the company commander belongs to the South Korean army. Lieutenant of the Defense Security Command Kang Eun-Pyo is ordered to go out into the Eastern front line and investigate the murder. When Kang Eun-Pyo arrives in the Aerok Hills he is surprised to find his old friend Kim Soo-Hyeok commanding troops in the Aerok Hills. Kang Eun-Pyo believed Kim Soo-Hyeok was dead. In their younger years, Kim Soo-Hyeok was a meek student, but he eventually became the leader of Aerok company as a lieutenant. The situation in the Aerok company raises many flags in the eyes of Kang Eun-Pyo. Soldiers wear North Korean uniforms inside due to the ... Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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Last battle of the Korean War

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

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South Korea's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Goofs

During the final battle, U.S. Air Force F-51 Mustang fighter-bombers are supposedly bombing the North Korean position. But although many explosions can be seen as the planes are flying over the position, we see no bombs dropping from them. Indeed, they do not even appear to carry any external munitions. See more »

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One of, if not the best war movie I have ever seen. Emotionally powerful & great battle scenes. A must see for sure. I say A.
28 March 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"He said our enemy wasn't commies, but the war itself." Toward the end of Korean War Lieutenant Kang Eun-Pyo is sent to investigate a murder on the front lines. He reaches the area called Aerok Hill where the fighting is most intense. Soon after the truth is reveled a cease fire is signed and the two sides rejoice. But the war is far from over. This war movie interested me more then most of the recent ones. The main reason is that my grandfather served in the Korean War and there hasn't been a lot of movies made about that war. I was interested to see the stuff he refused to tell me about. After watching this I can see why. The movie is a Korean movie so the entire movie deals with a platoon of South Korean soldiers and their struggles. I have said before that for better or worse every war movie since it's release is compared to "Saving Private Ryan", and I never thought a movie could top that one. This is as close as I've seen and in some ways may be better. This is far and away better then "Letters From Iwo Jima" but like both of those movies you are so involved with the characters it is no longer a movie of nameless faces dying but people you feel a connection with. This movie makes you feel all kinds of emotions but the last half hour will make you feel things you never knew you could. Another example of how much power a movie has when it's done right. I highly recommend this movie. Overall, one of, if not the best war movie I have ever seen. I give it an A.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

20 July 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,188, 22 January 2012

Gross USA:

$11,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,629,645
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TPS Company, A-Po Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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