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Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon (최종병기 활)

최종병기 활 (Choi-jong-byeong-gi Hwal)

Directed by Kim Han-min (김한민)

Screenplay by

Action Historical

122min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "War of The Arrows"
Synopsis
13 years after the King Injo Revolt, the Chosun Dynasty is attacked by the Chung Dynasty of China. A young man named Na-mi leaves his demolished village to find his young sister, Ja-in, and her finance Su-koon, who were to wed on the very day of the attack. While on his mission to rescue her, he is being traced by Jushinta, a fierce Chung Warrior, and his band of malicious men who are out to stop him. Na-mi has but a day to rescue his sister before she is taken away to be a slave. When Na-mi finally finds his sister, Jushinta comes between them and a fierce battle between two of the finest warriors unfolds.

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Staff
 Park Jong-chul (박종철)
 Cinematographer
 Kim Tae-hwan-I (김태환)
 Stunt/martial arts department
 Kim Yong-soo (김용수)
 Stunt/martial arts department
 Jo Joo-hyeon (조주현)
 Stunt/martial arts department
 Jeong Seong-ho (정성호)
 Stunt/martial arts department
Technics
122 min D-Cinema
Web site
www.2011hoot.co.kr...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2011/08/10
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2011.10.30 : 7,457,902 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.23 : 7,452,338 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.16 : 7,432,100 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.09 : 7,390,028 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.02 : 7,263,266 admissions (total)
As of 2011.09.25 : 7,081,212 admissions (total)
As of 2011.09.18 : 6,773,993 admissions (total)
As of 2011.09.11 : 5,685,344 admissions (total)
As of 2011.09.04 : 5,154,644 admissions (total)
As of 2011.08.28 : 4,400,181 admissions (total)
As of 2011.08.21 : 3,158,817 admissions (total)
As of 2011.08.14 : 1,421,763 admissions (total)
As of 2011.08.07 : 97,645 admissions (total)
As of 2011.07.31 : 3,657 admissions (total)

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