Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

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"Tae Guk Gi" is a fictional story of two brothers, Jin Tae and Jin Seok, who are unwillingly drafted into the South Korean army following the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950. Young Shin, Jin Tae's fiance, makes their situation even more miserable by joining the communist party to get food for the rest of the family.
The stronger of the two brothers, shoeshine boy Jin Tae, makes it his read morelife's mission to keep his weaker younger brother Jin Seok safe from any danger. The only way to do that was to win a medal of honor. Motivated by the promise of a superior officer that if he wins the medal, his brother will be sent home, Jin Tae fights fearlessly and becomes a great warrior.

  • Native title:

    태극기 휘날리며
  • Also Known as:

    Taegukgi ; Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo

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Jun 14, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Taegukgi, as you know, is the foretelling of the korean war between the North and South. This film goes into a deep understanding between 2 brothers that have lost ties to one another due to war. However this film is very special. Special in that you are literally able to feel the emotions conveyed in this movie(props to the actors for this ^.^) You can see the passionate and tragic stories of read more not only 2 brothers but the Korean people as they were in the war. This movie will be eye watering for some and painfully sad for many.

Things that i Liked:

- The actors were able to truly convey their feelings towards the viewer/audience exceptionally well.(Especially to me T.T)

- Although the music is sad and painful it really is amazing to listen and fell how well it matches with this film.

Things that I hated:

- Being a war movie don't expect it to be all smiles and kisses. Be prepared! (I know I wasn't T.T)

Overall Taegukgi is truly amazing and it is a must watch for anyone that enjoys watching movies. This film will make you a different person. If not then you will get very emotional T^T
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Jun 17, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I don't know where to begin... so I'll start with a little heads up for you all.

This is a war movie and it involves violent scenes as well as emotional scenes, labile people (like myself) should not watch this!

The story of these two brothers is incredibly touching as well as it feels realistic to watch. I have only watched one movie with Won Bin (Jin Seok in this movie) read more before watching this and I was stunned by his performance on the screen and I can say that my admiration for him has grown to the skies. Along with Jang Dong Gun (plays his brother Jin Tae) he makes this movie insanely good.
The story, environments and the acting is all outstanding and every emotion is conveyed with precision and feeling behind it. As if all of this wasn't enough the music fits the movie perfectly and it's well timed with the scenes and creates the right mood.

I won't lie, I cried rivers. Especially at the end, but let me tell you, this entire movie is one single tragedy. But what can you expect from a war? This is the reason I had to deduct one point from the "Rewatch value", it takes to much off your heart and soul to watch this, my head aches from all the crying. I would watch it again, but I'll have to wait a while until I'm ready for it again.

Watch and enjoy!
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Both are war movies set in 1950 during korean war and both are stories about bravery and sacrifice.

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    Revalina Mariana May 22, 2017

    >>> extendedmovies.blogspot.com

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    Panda May 1, 2017

    Seriously won't be able to move from this drama ever. The setting and the actors were too real its like reading a book, the characters were so into their roles 10/10

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    Aycan Mar 11, 2017

    It was so good. I cried so much in the End. Brotherhood is a good War Movie. War is really awful. :(

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    DramaGeisha Feb 16, 2017

    second time watching this Film and each time I cry flood of river :(

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    SaraD Dec 4, 2015

    the story is soooooo great by the way !

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    SaraD Dec 4, 2015

    I'm not going 2 tell u 2 watch it, but still it's Great! 8\10

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    Bambikill Nov 5, 2015 - edited

    I love war movies and this is a really good one. IMO, not as epic as some consider it, but still very good. And one of fairly few war movies which is bound to be able to keep most viewers watching, fans of the genre, or not. I've seen it a couple of times but my rating stands - 8,5.
    Less melodrama would've ranked it higher for me.

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    LLeJiks May 13, 2015

    Most of the time that i watched war movies, i always fell asleep, but this one is DIFFERENT!!!

    it will keep your eyes open hahahaha . just AWESOME!!!

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    DragonAlien Apr 5, 2015

    The best war movie ever made. Period.

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    kit1186 Aug 31, 2014 - edited

    Second war movie by Jang Dong Gun that I have watched and his deaths are always legendary and amazing.

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      ShameOnMe2 Oct 12, 2014

      You know there is a spoiler button. You have ruined the ending for the rest of us.

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      Raza Oct 12, 2014

      Ruined the ending for more than one JDG movie lol!

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      ShameOnMe2 Oct 13, 2014

      you are right!!! :)

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    kit1186 May 11, 2014

    I mostly wanted to watch this movie fro Jang Dong Gun but now that I know Won Bin is in it it's another reason to watch. Two great actors.

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    hajiwon00 Apr 23, 2014 - edited

    great movie .
    i cried on the last part when Jin Tae died :'( .

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      kit1186 May 11, 2014

      yeah my friend was watching it in the library on Netflix and I didn't even know what was going on and still cried.

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    sixtofive Jul 22, 2013

    This film is so good and objactive .And Won Bin was great .I was so sorry for his brother .

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    shatha May 16, 2013

    I'v cried so much . Really Great movie !!!! .

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    starbuko1234 Apr 30, 2013

    someone tell me where can i watch this movie please


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Feb 6, 2004
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 20 min.


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    8.8 (scored by 1,308 users)
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