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 life'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. Edit Translation
Cast & Credits
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
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) 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!