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  • Movie: Blue Swallow
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Dec 29, 2005
  • Duration: 2 hr. 12 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Popularity: #99999
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Blue Swallow
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Based on the true story Park Kyung-Won, one of the first Korean female pilots.
Park Kyung-Won (Jang Jin-Young) dreamed of flying since she was a little kid. To achieve her dream of becoming a pilot, Kyung-Won, at the age of 26, travelled to Japan and enrolled in an aviation school. While studying at the aviation school, she supported herself by driving a taxi. One day, Kyung-Won picks up a male passenger, who turns out to be a Korean exchange student Ji-Hyeok (Kim Ju-Hyeok). Ji-Hyeok is attracted to her and what she was trying to accomplish. Although he begins to court Kyung-Won, Ji-Hyeok leaves to enlist in the army.
A few years later, Kyung-Won flies her first flight and becomes a pilot. Her accomplishment is well received Korea. Meanwhile, Kyung-Won takes under her wings, fellow female Korean aviation student Jung-Hee (Han Ji-Min), who wants to follow in Kyung-Won's footsteps. Also, Ji-Hyuk is discharged from the army and is commissioned as a officer in a aviation school. Ji-Hyuk and Kyung-Won meet again and soon realize their feelings are as strong as ever.
Eventually Kyung-Won hopes to take part in a long-distance flight to her home country of South Korea ...

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 29, 2005
  • Duration: 2 hr. 12 min.
  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 36 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Fraxer
1 people found this review helpful
Aug 6, 2015
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
This review may contain spoilers
That was.. unexpected! After reading the synopsis (I hadn't read the true story of Park Kyung-won by then), I expected the heroic saga of a woman triumphing in a male-dominated society. Perhaps she did, but not in the way I was looking forward to.

Story: It is based on the true story of the first Korean female civilian pilot Park Kyung-won. To achieve her dream of becoming a pilot, she travels to Japan and enrolls in an aviation school there. "At 10:35 AM on of 7 August 1933, she took off in her Salmson 2A2 biplane, named the Blue Swallow, from Tokyo's Haneda Airport on one such flight to Manchuria; she crashed 42 minutes later near Hakone, Kanagawa and died." - Wikipedia

Now for what the directors/writers did. They push in a melo romantic thread in the form of a Korean exchange student in Japan, later an officer in the met department. If I say anymore, I'll be dishing out spoilers - so watch the conclusion yourself. Apart from this, the story kinda follows the facts.

Acting/Cast: Not a fan of any of the actors here, but I think they did a decent job. Frankly, I expected more glamour from the Koreans - but well, maybe this was for the best.

Music: Nothing much to say about - just a few background scores.

Rewatch: Don't think I'm going to, but you never know.

Concluding Thoughts: Go with no expectations and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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