Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry (2008)

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1953, the Korean war has ended, but the fight for survival has just begun. Two 18 year old boys, Tae-ho and Jong-du, live in a camp for orphaned boys, which is more of a concentration camp where everyone suffers from hunger, inhumane treatment and unbearable work conditions. But these two have a dream of a better tomorrow. Tae-ho is the one with wits and brains and Jong-du is the tough street fighter. read moreTogether they scheme to steal US Army supplies and recruit other boys to grow their business. But when they start to take business away from the local gangsters, their fight fur survival turns into a war...


  • Native title:

    소년은 울지 않는다
  • Also Known as:

    Once Upon a Time in Seoul

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Jan 25, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
The story takes place shortly after the Korean War. It depicts very graphically how difficult survival is for young people left without family or support. The friendship shown here and their devotion to each other is very stirring. There is a lot of good action which keeps up the interest throughout, as well as the uplifting moments where the "kids" help the younger children. This is definitely one of the better Korean read more movies out there if you are looking for something deeper than a simple rom com.
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    Giving it a 7.5 - My actual rating is a 7.8 - 7.9 but since that isn't an option... lol - It was good, but nothing spectacular, just a peek into what it was like after the war - kids going hungry, gangsters running the town, a fight for survival, kids stealing, trying to start their own business but things get messed up when the gangsters find out... :/ It's a decent watch if you're bored, but it isn't going to thrill you. I loved Lee Wan in this however <3 He's the one I would have my eyes on ^_^ It was a good bromance though :)

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    4444 Nov 2, 2015 - edited

    where can I watch it?

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      kyuubi Nov 14, 2015

      Its on Amazon Prime listed as its alternate title, Once Upon A Time in Seoul.

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    greyhippo Dec 4, 2012

    It's a nice movie. If your bored and want something to watch then this is worth your time.


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Nov 6, 2008
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 38 min.


  • Score:

    7.1 (scored by 87 users)
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