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In 2029, after the governments of North and South Korea announce a 5-year plan to reunify the country, strong sanctions by the world's powerful nations cripple the economy and lead to a hellish period of chaos. With the appearance of an armed anti-government terrorist group called The Sect which opposes reunification, the President creates a new police division called the Special Unit which amasses significant political power. However, the intelligence service Public Security, which sees its own influence drop, hatches a plot to annihilate the Special Unit. Amidst this bloody struggle between two ultra-powerful institutions, rumors emerge of a secret "Wolf Brigade" being formed within the Special Unit. The human weapons who are called wolves, "Illang" (The Wolf Brigade). (Source: KoBiz) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 2,889 users)
  • Ranked: #7094
  • Popularity: #2555
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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13 people found this review helpful
Oct 22, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This film surprised me a lot. It wasn't perfect but it was very entertaining and beautiful. If you have an open mind and can appreciate a beautifully shot movie with a lot of action...You will like this.

Story: What I liked about this story/plot is that you could strip the countries and government names from the story and replace it others and it would still make sense. I think that is what compelling and relatable about this movie. The story could happen in any time period, country or reality but still be found realistic and relatable to the audience in some way. Yes, there were definitely plot holes in the story and the plot can get a little confusing in the middle but it is still an entertaining story, worth watching. One common theme throughout the movie, whether it be within the story or costume choice, is the story of Red Riding Hood...that was pretty interesting to figure out what that story meant to the plot or how it is used as a metaphor throughout the movie. The red riding hood theme helps the plot keep you guessing because you don't really know who the "Wolf" is...

Acting/Cast: The acting was good...not great but not bad either. I found some of the actors to be very emotionless or wooden in some scenes...granted maybe that is what the director wanted for that scene. Other scenes, the actors did a wonderful job...The acting just wasn't consistent throughout the movie but it FOR SURE wasn't bad acting either.

Music: The music was good! It added to the action and suspense and also added emotion to the sad/downtime parts. I think the music supported the story very well...especially when the soldiers were going into a fight. You always need good music with a fight scene.

Rewatch Value: OH I will for sure rewatch this movie. It was very entertaining.

Overall: What I loved the most about this movie was the cinematography. It was just a beautifully shot movie! The fight scenes are some of the best shot scenes and are beautifully choregraphed. If you are looking for an entertaining and action packed movie, you should try this one out. Yes, as I said earlier, it has some faults but overall it is a beautiful movie that will definitely hold you in suspense and actually bring up some powerful questions in the end.

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7 people found this review helpful
Jul 31, 2020
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
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Watch the movie. Watch the anime.

So many spoilers coming your way, so I will get this off my chest. I enjoyed this movie and I am sure I will the original Japanese anime version too.

Cool? Cool.

The opening exposition gave away too much. If you are watching it on Netflix, read the short description and then watch the movie 2-3 minutes (or was it 4-5 minutes). Anyway.... Just skip the intro, it would have been better to figure everything out while watching. I still enjoyed it, though.

During the first half an hour, you do not know what to expect. Once our main characters have it all out in the open, you can (kind of) guess what is coming next. A few surprises are still in store for you (especially those who have already seen the anime movie).

I believe the screenplay, casting, direction and music was brilliant.

Definitely worthwhile.


These were my thoughts throughout the movie (I have to get this out):
• Opening exposition peaked my interest.
• Oh, no. She is a double crosser, but I knew that 'friend' was dogde as hell.
• I did not see that slap coming. I reacted and rubbed my own cheek.
• I have gotten use to sweet, happy ,fluffy dramas and movies .... That all of this action seems so foreign to me. I love it.
• He is part of the wolf brigade..... Why is she surprised? I thought we all knew this going in? That opening exposition gave away the plot twist.
• I swear, if he risks it all to save Yun-hee, I'm gon' be pissed! Stick. To. The. PlaN!
• When I heard his Jeep, I thought he was gonna drive through the walls to get to her...
• Mistake no. 1: They gave him a gun.
• Mistake no. 2: The conversation they're having while he is holding that gun.
• I'm back to him just following orders. Risk NOTHING.
• Wait, wait, wait.... He should risk it all.
• I feel fuzzy inside.

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  • Movie: Illang: The Wolf Brigade
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older


  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 2,889 users)
  • Ranked: #7094
  • Popularity: #2555
  • Watchers: 5,588

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