Friday, September 24, 2004

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

Has anyone watched Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War? I saw the movie and found it to be very gory and intense but do recommend anyone interested in the Korean War to watch it. While the movie focuses on the familial bond of two brothers suddenly drafted into the army, there are several important issues that are raised. The division between North Korea and South Korea, China’s entry into the war and its impact, and the persecution of “communists” in Korea are just a few of the significant ideas and events that are addressed in the movie.

What I find most effective in the movie is the director’s ability to essentially draw the audience into experiencing the Korean War. Historical facts alone at times fail to do so, but Tae Guk Gi effectively emphasized the gravity and dire consequences of a war.

Should anyone be interested in watching Tae Guk Gi, you can visit the official website of the movie and take a look at the some clips.


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