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Taegukgi (태극기 휘날리며)

태극기 휘날리며 (Tae-geug-ki Hwi-nal-ri-myeo)

Directed by Kang Je-gyu (강제규)

Screenplay by , ,

Action Drama War

145min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "TaeGukGi: Brotherhood Of War"
Synopsis
Jin-tae shines shoes hoping to save money to send his younger brother, Jin-seok to university. Their mother runs a noodle shop wishing the best for her two sons even though things have been tough since her husband has passed away. Sending Jin-seok to university has become the shining light in their everyday. With the start of the Korean War (25th June 1950), Jin-seok is unwillingly conscripted into the war, Jin-tae joins the war to save his brother and send him back to his mother. Without money or influence, the only hope to save his brother is for Jin-tae to enlist in suicidal missions in order to earn the Medal of Honour. The medal will guarantee Jin-seok's release. Jin-seok fails to understand his brother's actions and misinterprets them as a dangerous mix of patriotism and obsession with fame and glory. It is only at he fatal end that Jin-seok realizes the truth of his brother's sacrifice.

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Review by ACDrifter.com... 2005/02/12

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Staff
 Hong Seong-beom (홍성범)
 Production department
 Cheon Se-hwan (천세환)
 Production department
 Kim Jeong-woo (김정우)
 Production department
 Kim Woo-taek (김우택)
 Production department
 Kang Je-gyu (강제규)
 Production department
 Hong Kyung-pyo (홍경표)
 Cinematographer
 Park Jeong-su (박정수)
 Production department
 Park Jeong-su (박정수)
 Script coordinator
 Song Min-gyoo (송민규)
 Assistant director
 Lee Dong-joon (이동준)
 Score composer
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Editor
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Martial arts director
 Kim Joon (김준)
 Props team
 Park Nam-hee (박남희)
 Making of
Technics
145 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2004/02/05
 Korea, South - 2004/2/5

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At first I thought it was an average north&south war movie. But when Jin-Tae has joined the North, it had became interesting and tearful :'( It is really sad to see the 38th parallel is still hot!!! and it seems like it's gonna be like this
2011-11-27 14:40:02
2009-03-01 11:36:12
WOW!!
What can I say? fantastic well done movie. one of the greatest, I think. so many moral insights u'll get esp the brotherhood between those two brothers!
2009-02-17 09:34:37
2009-01-14 02:25:39
great action-drama movie! love them both!
i highly recommend this movie; it made me cry which i didn't expect a war movie would do to me! JDG's love for his younger brother played by Won Bin is extraordinary! their acting were both topnotch no wonder both won awards!
2008-11-04 13:05:23
2008-07-20 14:03:12
The most amazing and emotional film ever made.
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