Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

2004 [KOREAN]

Action / Drama / War

22
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 93%
IMDb Rating 8 10 38783

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Dong-gun Jang as Jin-tae Lee
Bin Won as Jin-seok Lee
Min-sik Choi as North Korean Captain
D.C. Douglas as Additional Voices
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1.33 GB
1280*558
Korean 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 28 min
P/S 0 / 11
2.73 GB
1872*816
Korean 5.1
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 28 min
P/S 5 / 22

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chris_santner 10 / 10

Better than any Hollywood production

I have watched Taegukgi for the first time just yesterday, so my impressions of the movie are still fresh. I have not known much about the Korean War that took place at the beginning of the 1950's, but that was a history lesson I will not easily forget. Taegukgi is really the best (anti-)war movie I have ever seen. And believe me, I have seen a lot. But no movie ever before has impressed me so much. In most Hollywood productions there is only one perspective, the winners view. Many directors tried to make a movie that shows both sides of the conflict, but all of them failed. Until now: Taegugki is showing the situation mostly from the south korean view too, but it is the first movie which shows also the "other side". I was very surprised, that the director showed also the crime that his own government committed to their own people at this time. That movie is the first war movie that is not glorifying war - it's horrifying, terrifying, scary - like in reality.

Reviewed by MR_Heraclius 10 / 10

Great

Let's be real; Saving Private Ryan is a better movie then Tae Guk Gi. This is movie tries too hard to be exactly like Saving Private Ryan- the action, the cinematography, the camera work... But behind all the technicalities comes a very moving and powerful character-driven story that is more riveting then Saving Private Ryan. In comparison to the incredibly gritty "Saving Private Ryan", Tae Guk Gi is more of a blockbuster movie that has more stylized action and drama. Still, this is a must watch.

Reviewed by poptartsgurl 9 / 10

Wonderful

This 2.5 hour long movie was wonderful! As a Korean, this movie was very emotionally moving and touching. Some people (mainly Westerners) think this movie was "over-dramatic", but it's actually a part of korean custom, culture and history. If you do not speak or understand Korean, a lot of the "meaning" is lost and cannot be portrayed in subtitles. That is a true shame. The story-line between the two brothers was heart-felt and emotional. Korea has remained divided for decades since and is subject to the possibility of a new war at any time. It was considered one of the most destructive and bloodiest wars of the 20th century with over 4 million koreans dead (2/3 of them were civilian). The Korean War will always be remembered as the "Forgotten War" since it came on the heels of World War II and was overshadowed by the Vietnam War.

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