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  • Movie: May 18
  • Country: South Korea
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 455 users)
  • Ranked: #581
  • Popularity: #1586
  • Members: 1,376

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Ratings: 8.1/10 from 455 users
# of Members: 1,376
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Ranked #581
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Having lost his parents at a young age, Min Woo takes care of his younger brother Jin Woo much like a father would. He harbors a secret crush on Shin Ae, a nurse he meets at a church gathering, and persuades her to go on a date with him to the movies. But not long after the film begins, they hear the sound of sirens and are rushed out of the theater.Outside they find chaos in the streets, Tear gas dances wildly and soldiers mobilized for crowd control have taken to violent beatings. Bewildered and enraged, the citizens form a militia, determined to protect the ones they love - and Min Woo finds himself in the middle of it all.~~ This Movie is based on the 1980 Gwangju uprising.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2007
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 455 users)
  • Ranked: #581
  • Popularity: #1586
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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LeejLicious
12 people found this review helpful
Aug 27, 2013
Overall 9.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is an amazing movie.
The acting is superb. I believed everyone, and how they reacted to the situations where so real. Sometimes in movie you'll think 'Hell no, nobody would respond like that'. Well in this movie they will show you how you really would respond in such situation.
You are going to feel with the characters. You will sometimes smile (tiny funny parts in the movie, but they are really acceptable) and in others you will hold in your breath.

The story is sad, really, really sad because this is a movie based on a real event. And when you didn't know about this (me from the EU) you'll get interested in the movie and will do some investigations, at least I did.
But in the movie, I'd loved some more background information, maybe that would have made the movie better.

Anyway this is a really good movie, you won't regret watching this!

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NewKDramaAddict
10 people found this review helpful
Apr 15, 2013
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
I'm still crying as I watch the credits that show a blend of stills from the movies as well as actual pictures from the event itself. This movie definitely is not for everyone because it is depicting, to me, one of South Korea's dark moments. As I watched this, I felt the emotions that I felt seeing clips and reading articles about the Civil Rights movement in the USA. The depiction of dogs and tear gas was one thing; but for innocent, unarmed people to be literally mowed down with machine guns, it is unheard of!

As you can see, this is a movie about the Gwangju massacre that took place between May 15-27, 1980. The reason behind the killings is senseless to me! I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that someone in the military gave the order and I hope they enjoy their stay in HELL!!!

Excellent movie for those interested in historical events! Not for kids! And I don't think you will want to see this again.

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