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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
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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Taglines:

Last battle of the Korean War

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

During the first on-screen assault on Aerok hill, Lt. Soo-hyeok apparently uses his unscoped M1D Garand sniper rifle to launch a grenade at an enemy position. However, previously, and in all other instances, his M1D is fitted not with the grenade launcher attachment but a flash suppressor. See more »

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Best KR war movie
10 September 2017 | by regreg-25683See all my reviews

THE best KR war movie I have seen. Unlike other KR war movies, like the "71 into the fire", just simple war actions, good guys kill bad guys, silly. This movie really has a very profound theme, yet its war action scenes are stunning, but it didn't show off those stunning big battle scenes, it used that to well tell the story and the main message of KR war... a political proxy war... no good or bad sides, solders at front only fight for survival. A war fighting against foreign intruders, is a war worthy fighting for. But Civil war, just a pure tragedy of the nation.


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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, 22 January 2012

Gross USA:

$11,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,629,645
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TPS Company, A-Po Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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