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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

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
Je-hoon Lee ... Shin Il-Young
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 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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Last battle of the Korean War

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

20 July 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Front Line See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,188, 20 January 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,018, 20 January 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,629,645, 31 December 2011
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TPS Company, A-Po Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The North Korean Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle seen in the film is equipped with a PU scope, but the reticle in the scope does not look like that in an actual PU. Likewise, the M84 scope on the M1D Garand sniper rifle seen in the film has crosshairs that do not match an actual M84. See more »

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A Must View
16 January 2015 | by yannickroelandsSee all my reviews

Beautiful, without an equal.

The acting, superb. The story, breathtaking. The action, astonishing. The screen writing, unparalleled.

This movie left a deep impression on me. I recommend watching it if you haven't, you'll find yourself going through a roller coaster of emotions, clinching to your chair/couch without being able to leave.

The story is not for the weak-hearted as you see war in it's most true form, the emotions from both sides as the fighting comes to a close. The relationship between enemies, comrades, friends. In the end, making men cry, young & old.

(Blue-ray is recommended if you want to truly see the most subtle touches, I could not view it any other way)


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