Taegukgi: the Brotherhood of War
Posted 1/21/08

Taegukgi: the Brotherhood of War

In 1950, in South Korea, the shoe-shiner Jin-tae Lee and his eighteen years old student brother Jin-seok Lee form a poor but happy family with their mother, Jin-tae's fiancé Young-shin Kim and her young sisters. Jin-tae and his mother are tough workers, who sacrifice themselves to send Jin-seok to the university. When North Korea invades the South, the family escapes to a relative's house in the country, but along their journey, Jin-seok is forced to join the army to fight in the front, and Jin-tae enlists too to protect his young brother. The commander promises Jin-tae that if he gets a medal he would release his brother, and Jin-tae becomes the braver soldier in the company. Along the bloody war between brothers, the relationship of Jin-seok with his older brother deteriorates leading to a dramatic and tragic end.

This movie made me change my mind about asian movies. I used to be all hellbent on avoiding all asian movies excluding China made ones, after watching Taegukgi, I have seen that China isn't the only one making outstanding movies

If anybody else has seen this movie, what do you personally think of it?
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Posted 1/24/08
This is my favorite Asian film! Amazing story, amazing cast (Jang Dong Gun, Won Bin & Lee Eun Ju) and especially touching for myself who has family that went through similar ordeals and pains of separation during the Korean War.

The only other thing I can say is R.I.P Lee Eun Ju. We miss you.
Posted 1/25/08

di_jb wrote:

This is my favorite Asian film! Amazing story, amazing cast (Jang Dong Gun, Won Bin & Lee Eun Ju) and especially touching for myself who has family that went through similar ordeals and pains of separation during the Korean War.

The only other thing I can say is R.I.P Lee Eun Ju. We miss you.


The ending made me cry like a baby
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Posted 1/25/08
great film ..a little like saving private ryan
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Posted 4/20/08
ah...this movie juz broke my heart into pieces.. too sad.. such a saaaaaaaad ending
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Posted 1/21/09
really great movie..i was surprised by JANG DONG GUNs acting..
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Posted 1/21/09 , edited 1/21/09
The ending was so sad T___T
I cried so muuuch. D;

Good film though (:
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Posted 1/22/09 , edited 1/22/09
at first i thought that the movie Taegukgi was going to be boring since my dad kept falling asleep while watching the movie so i thought that it was going to be one of those boring war story. One day i decided to give this movie a try and see if it is good or not. Surprisingly, this was a very good/sad movie. it was very touching how the older brother did all of that sucide mission so his younger brother can get out of the war since he had some health problem. but the younger brother mistaken that he only did that was because of the medal.
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