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The Coast Guard (해안선)

해안선 (Hae-an-seon)

Directed by Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)

Screenplay by


94min | Release date in South Korea :

One night at the military patrol zone, a drunken couple, Mee-young and Young-kil, are making love and Private KANG spots them. He becomes riddled with fear and shoots his automatic rifle in no time, and the man gets shredded into pieces by bullets and grenades. Heedless of Private KANG's trauma, he's got award of a period of leave for catching a spy. After returning to the unit, KANG's behavior becomes more and more violent, and later becomes discharged by a mental disorder. But KANG can't stay away from the unit. Meanwhile, having witnessed the gruesome death of her lover, Mee-young goes mad and mistakes any man around the base for her lover. The soldiers take advantage of her one by one, and her trauma worsens. The beautiful coastline becomes a living nightmare for everyone as Private KANG and Mee-young wreck havoc around the shores.


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  • Kim Ki-duk's Film Will Open Karlovy Film Festival
    2006/05/21, Source,
    "Time", a new film by director Kim Ki-duk, will open the 41st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival next month in the Czech Republic.

    Jiri Bartoska, president of the festival, said on its official Web site, , "It is an,...
  • 'Typhoon' Star Up to New Challenges
    2005/12/13, Source,
    Actor Jang Dong-gun Plays North Korean Pirate in New Blockbuster Movie

    By Han Eun-jung
    Staff Reporter

    Campus hunk, basketball player, fashion model, cab driver, medical doctor and soldier are just some of the roles actor,...
  • 'Typhoon' Ready to Hit Nation
    2005/12/06, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    The division between South and North Korea has been a successful formula in the local movie industry, proved in such blockbuster films as "Shiri" in 1998, ",...
  • World Cinema as 'Cultural Hand Grenade'
    2005/09/22, Source,
    Tartan Films' Tony Borg says Korean films should remain true to themselves despite U.S. success

    Jason Hahn (woowhee)

    Tartan Films is a U.K. based film distributor to both theaters and home video. Its U.S. branch was launched in 2004 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Tartan seeks to,...
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 Produced by
 Kim Dong-joo (김동주)
 Lee Seung-jae (이승재)
LJ Film (LJ 필름)
Korea Pictures (Korea Pictures)
International sales
CineClickAsia (CineClickAsia)
 Lee Byung-hoon (이병훈)
 Kim Sun-min (김선민)
 Jang Cheol-soo (장철수)
 Directing department
 Kang Jina (강진아)
 Art direction department
94 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85) Dolby SRD
Web site
On the set video
US $ 1 million
Festival(s) & award(s)
 -  - (2002)
 - Helsinki Int'l Film Festival - (2003)
 -  - (2003)
 -  - (2003)
 -  - (2003)
 - Umea Int'l Film Festival - (2003)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Release date in South Korea : 2002/11/22
 Korea, South - 2002/11/22

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