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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"
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.


Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon | Cast

  • Park Hae-il (박해일)
    Park Hae-il (박해일)
    Nam-i (남이)
  • Ryu Seung-ryong (류승룡)
    Ryu Seung-ryong (류승룡)
    Jyu Sinta (쥬신타)
  • Kim Moo-yul (김무열)
    Kim Moo-yul (김무열)
    Seo Goon (서군)
  • Moon Chae-won (문채원)
    Moon Chae-won (문채원)
    Ja-in (자인)
  • Lee Han-wi (이한위)
    Lee Han-wi (이한위)
    Gap-yong (갑용)
  • Kim Ku-taek (김구택)
    Kim Ku-taek (김구택)
    Kang-doo (강두)
  • Park Ki-woong (박기웅)
    Park Ki-woong (박기웅)
    Do Reu-gon (도르곤)
  • Lee Kyung-young (이경영)
    Lee Kyung-young (이경영)
    Kim Moo-seon (김무선)
  • Lee Seung-joon (이승준)
    Lee Seung-joon (이승준)
    Wan-han (완한)
  • Lee Jae-gu (이재구)
    Lee Jae-gu (이재구)
    Hoo-man (후만)
  • Park No-shik (박노식)
    Park No-shik (박노식)
    Jang-soon (장순)
  • Lee David (이다윗)
    Lee David (이다윗)
    Childhood Nam-i (남이 아역)
  • Jeon Min-seo (전민서)
    Jeon Min-seo (전민서)
    Childhood Ja-in (자인 아역)
  • Ryohei Otani (大谷亮平)
    Ryohei Otani (大谷亮平)
    Nogami (노가미)
  • Kim Hyun-tae (김현태)
    Kim Hyun-tae (김현태)
    Hoo Reu-gang (후르강)
  • Kang Tae-young (강태영)
    Kang Tae-young (강태영)
    Hoo Ra-hoo (후라후)
  • Moon Young-dong (문영동)
    Moon Young-dong (문영동)
    Woo Ring-ga (우링가)
  • Jo Ha-suk (조하석)
    Jo Ha-suk (조하석)
    Yan Boo-reu (얀부르)
  • Kim Gil-dong (김길동)
    Kim Gil-dong (김길동)
    Pen-don (펜돈)
  • Jung Je-woo (정제우)
    Jung Je-woo (정제우)
    Gyo Chin-ka (교친카)
    Seo Dong-goo (서동구)
    Child (아다이)
    Ji Geon-woo (지건우)
    Naigada (나이가다)
    Kim Moon-jong (김문종)
    Qing Officer (청장교)
    Kim Hong-soo (김홍수)
    Escort Officer (호위장교)
  • Jo Woo-jin (조우진)
    Jo Woo-jin (조우진)
    Qing Messenger (청 전령장교)
  • Kang Eun-jin (강은진)
    Kang Eun-jin (강은진)
    Eun-i (은이)
  • Yoo Soon-woong (유순웅)
    Yoo Soon-woong (유순웅)
    Pilgrim (집례자)
  • Lee Sang-hong (이상홍)
    Lee Sang-hong (이상홍)
    Joseon Border Guard (조선 국경장교)
    Kim Sang-yong (김상용)
    Child (아이다)
    Lee Hang-joo (이항주)
    Qing Officer 1 (청장교1)
    Kang Gyoo-yeong (강규영)
    Qing Officer 2 (청장교2)
  • Choi Tae-hwan-I (최태환)
    Choi Tae-hwan-I (최태환)
    Qing Officer 3 (청장교3)
    Jang Jae-ook (장재욱)
    Qing Officer 4 (청장교4)
    Goo Bon-jin (구본진)
    Qing Officer 5 (청장교5)
    No Sang-min (노상민)
    Escort/Guard 1 (호위병1)
  • Kang Shin-chul (강신철)
    Kang Shin-chul (강신철)
    Escort/Guard 2 (호위병2)
  • Jang Da-kyung (장다경)
    Jang Da-kyung (장다경)
    Gisaeng 1 (기생1)
  • Lee Mi-so-I (이미소)
    Lee Mi-so-I (이미소)
    Gisaeng 2 (기생2)
  • Lee Ji-hyun-IX (이지현)
    Lee Ji-hyun-IX (이지현)
    Gisaeng 3 (기생3)
    Oh Jae-sang (오재상)
    Childhood Seo Gun (서군 아역)
    Park Sang-hee (박상희)
    Beggar (거지)
    Jeon Jae-seong (전재성)
    Agitating Captive (선동 포로)
    Na Joo-ho (나주호)
    Palace Guard Officer (금군 장교)
    Kwak Seung-won (곽승원)
    Cheering Captive (만세 포로)
    Choi Seon-mi (최선미)
    Joseon Women (조선 아낙)
    Jang Soon-yeong (장순영)
    Joseon Captive (조선 포로)
    Kang Sin-ha (강신하)
    Soldier Playing the Taepyeongso (태평소 병사)
    Lee Sang-do (이상도)
    Palace Guard Chief 1 (금군 대장1)
    Palace Guard Chief 2 (금군 대장2)
    Dong Yoon-seok (동윤석)
    Palace Guard Chief 3 (금군 대장3)
    Seol Joo-yeong (설주영)
    Hoo-man's Daughter (후만 진상녀)
  • Choi Yoo-ra (최유라)
    Choi Yoo-ra (최유라)
    Dorgon's Daughter 1 (도르곤 진상녀1)
    Park Jeong-hee (박정희)
    Dorgon's Daughter 2 (도르곤 진상녀2)
    Lee Go-eun (이고은)
    Dorgon's Daughter 3 (도르곤 진상녀3)
    Lee Dong-hoon (이동훈)
    Urinating Qing Troop 2 (오줌싸는 청병1)
    Kim Nam-soo (김남수)
    Urinating Qing Troop 1 (오줌싸는 청병2)
    Bang Yoon-cheol (방윤철)
    Horseshoe Maker (말 발굽 남)
    Park Yeong-man (박영만)
    Court Musician (악공들)
    Jeon Hee-ryeon (전희련)
    Court Musician (악공들)
    Park Jin-joo (박진주)
    Court Musician (악공들)
    Yang Han-na (양한나)
    Court Musician (악공들)
    Park Yeon-ha (박연하)
    Pungmul Band, Small Gong (풍물패, 꽹과리)
    Lee Il-gyoo (이일규)
    Pungmul Band, Gong (풍물패, 징)
    Hwang Ae-kyeong (황애경)
    Pungmul Band, Hourglass Drum (풍물패, 장고)
    Ho Jeong-soo (호정수)
    Pungmul Band, Drum, Taepyeongso (풍물패, 북, 태평소)
    Park Chang-bae (박창배)
    Pungmul Band, Drum (풍물패, 북)
    Lee Gi-cheol (이기철)
    Extra (고정출연)
    Han Seong-min (한성민)
    Extra (고정출연)
    Kim Kyeong-ro (김경로)
    Extra (고정출연)
    Lee Yoo-bi (이유비)
    Extra (고정출연)
  • Kim Lee-woo (김리우)
    Kim Lee-woo (김리우)
    Extra (고정출연)
    Kim Ki-deok (김기덕)
    Extra (고정출연)
    Kim Nam-ryoon (김남륜)
    Extra (고정출연)
    Lee Gyoo-seop (이규섭)
    Extra (고정출연)
    Im Mi-joo (임미주)
    Extra (고정출연)
  • Yoon Dong-hwan (윤동환)
    Yoon Dong-hwan (윤동환)
    Choi Pyeong-ryang (최평량) - Special appearance
    Kim Moo-seon's Wife (김무선 처) - Special appearance
    Yoo Seon-hoo (유선후)
    Sword Dance Gisaeng (칼춤 기녀) - Special appearance
  • Park Myung-shin (박명신)
    Park Myung-shin (박명신)
    Kim Moo-seon's Wife - Special appearance (김무선 처)

Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame] "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon"

    In the Spotlight this Week: "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" by Kim Han-min Finding historical shards embedded in modern myths makes for compelling cinema, those nuggety kernels of truth that somehow make the illusion of the dream that much more Real. In "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon", director Kim Han-min's fourth world in his filmic multiverse, we are teleported back to a troubled time in Korea's history; specifically, the Second Manchu Invasion (1636 – 1637) where the Kingdom of Joseon was under heavy military and political pressures from their tiresome Qing neighbours. Many period yarns are prone to taking liberties (creative archeologically shortcuts) when conceptualising and producing stories attempting to navigate historical truths; comparatively, however, "Arrow" is the most popular recent addition to the genre that was able to successfully conceptualise the era without changing the course of history. Historically accurate or not, one piece of archival evidence that will be clear to future gravediggers is that this unearthed gem was a massive success (7.4 million admissions) that became the highest grossing Korean film of 2011 AD. And would have been top overall if it wasn't for Bay's epic third instalment (7.7 million) in the "Transformer" series,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon"

    Kim Han-min's "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" quickly became Korea's most successful film of 2011, marching up the ranks to eventually bank 7,459,974 admissions. Since its release in September, Kim's historical action flick has been showered with local awards spanning all major categories. However once you get some of the stardust and glare out of your eyes, the film's success can be pinned down to its ability to be, quite simply, great entertainment,...More

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 Yoo Young-chae-I (유영채)
 Production department
 Park Jong-chul (박종철)
 Jeong Se-gyo (정세교)
 Assistant director
 Cheon Rae-hoon (천래훈)
 Special effets team
 Kim Tae-seong (김태성)
 Score composer
 Jung Do-an (정도안)
 Special effects
 Choi Tae-hwan-I (최태환)
 Martial arts
 Choi Tae-hwan-I (최태환)
 Kim Tae-hwan-I (김태환)
 Stunt/martial arts department
 Jo Myung-haeng (조명행)
 Stunt/martial arts department
 Kim Yong-soo (김용수)
 Stunt/martial arts department
 Jo Joo-hyun (조주현)
 Stunt/martial arts department
 Jung Sung-ho-I (정성호)
 Stunt/martial arts department
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Airing dates : 2011/08/10
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
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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