Release date:September 3, 2004
Studio:Samuel Goldwyn Films
MPAA Rating:R (for strong graphic sequences of war violence)
Starring:Jang Dong-Kun, Won Bin, Lee Eun-ju, Kong Hyeong-jin, Lee Yeong-ran, Jo Yun-hie, Jung Doo-hong
"Taegukgi" is the story of two brothers who are unwillingly drafted into the South Korean army following the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950. The older brother (Dong-gun) strives to protect his younger brother (Bin) on the battlefield while struggling to find a way to have him discharged so he can return to their village and care for the family they left behind. However, as the war progresses, the horror and violence they witness begin to take its toll on each man and sever their bonds as brothers and soldiers. Featuring large-scale battle sequences and an intimate and complex look at the social consequences of the Korean War on its country and people, "Taegukgi" offers a unique perspective on "The Forgotten War", which permanently divided a nation and turned friends --and families-- into sworn enemies.