War Films (전쟁 영화)

Here you will find reviews of Korean war films (전쟁 영화). Please click on the picture, and you will be taken to the review.

The Front Line (고지전)

The Front Line (고지전)

The Front Line (고지전) – ★★★☆☆

“[D]espite the beautiful cinematography and powerful notions of camaraderie, The Front Line is not without faults. The crux of the story – the insanity of fighting for a hill – becomes almost redundant under the weight of other convoluted narrative threads…[Yet it] is certainly worth watching for the sumptuous art direction and heart-wrenching finale, and serves as another poignant reminder that ‘The Forgotten War’ is nothing of the sort.”

My Way (마이 웨이)

My Way (마이 웨이)

My Way (마이 웨이) – ★★★☆☆

“My Way (마이 웨이) is an incredible spectacle of a war film, with continually stunning sequences of war and featuring breathtaking cinematography in a variety of landscapes. [...] That said, the focus on visuals results in a lack of characterization making the depiction of war rather deprived of an emotional core”

 

Taegukgi (태극기 휘날리며)

Taegukgi (태극기 휘날리며)

Taegukgi [Brotherhood] (태극기 휘날리며) – ★★★★★

“[I]t’s this emotional intensity that makes Brotherhood such an incredible film. While war films traditionally tend to focus on the lack of humanity and portray ever-increasing scenes of violence – or ‘war pornography’ – Taegukgi veers away from that trend to focus on the emotional bonds between family, and emerges stronger for it.”

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