Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War - (Region 1 Import DVD)
Starring Dong-Kun Jang et al
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Neil, Goodwood. 16 February 2006
Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War is the Korean movie dealing with the war from the Korean's perspective. The Korean war is also sometimes referred to as the Forgotten War. There has also been fairly few movies made about the Korean War compared World War II and Vietnam.
The movies starts in 1950 with two brothers. The older brother is a shoeshine boy and the younger brother is a student, on whom the future hopes of the whole family rests.
Before long their idyllic world is shattered when North Korea begins to invade the South. Fleeing from the fighting as refugees, the two brothers get separated from their mother and other family members, when they are involuntarily drafted into the South Korean army.
Most of the movie deals with how the older brother tries to safeguard his younger sibling, by taking on reckless missions. The movies also shows the loss of innocence's and how the reluctant soldiers become totally ruthless killers with no regard to the lives of any of those they see as being of the enemy.
The movie is very violent, gory and quite disturbing in places as the radically different political views tears a country apart. There are also some epic fighting sequences in the movie to rival any big-time Hollywood production. The Sabers acting North Korean trenches in particular stand out as well as the attack on the City to capture a North Koran Captain.
Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War is really good movie about family, and what people will do for the loved ones. Expect to have a tear in the eye at the end.
Region 1 - United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories.