71-Into the Fire
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United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C : it WILL NOT play on regular DVD player. You need Blu-Ray DVD player to view this Blu-Ray DVD: LANGUAGES: Korean ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Korean ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Korean ( DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Posters, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Experience a masterpiece of World Cinema with incredible hyper-realistic full-scale battle sequences to rival 'The Pacific' and 'Saving Private Ryan'. On August 11th, 1950, 71 boy soldiers of the South Korean army singlehandedly held back the elite North Korean 766 Commando Brigade for a full 11 hours. Most were still in their school uniforms and had only fired a single bullet in training! Their astonishing bravery under fire enabled allied forces to hold a strategic bridgehead at the Nakdong River and gain a tactical advantage that would help turn the tide of the entire war. Nothing less than the freedom of their nation was at stake. Their ingenuity, tenacity and brotherhood helped them to achieve the impossible. This is their remarkable true story... Now, discover one of the greatest events in modern military history and re-live the day when courage came of age. ...71: Into the Fire ( Pohwasogeuro ) ( Seventy One: Into the Fire )
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The movie was made as part of the 60th anniversary commemorations of the Korean War and meant capturing the story for its Korean audience, as very few who could tell the story were still alive to do so.
For Western audiences, this movie offers a Korean perspective of the war, one unfamiliar to most of us. From the very beginning, where the sounds of battle are disorienting for the audience, it is clear that the story will be approached differently from what we, as Western viewers, might expect.
For me, the storytelling approach spends the first 1/4 of the film, perhaps, packing a snowball, a snowball that begins to roll--picking up more snow and a lot of speed--until suddenly it rolls off the cliff. I was exhausted after watching this film, and starting crying with about 1/3 to go all the way to the end.
A beautiful movie. Highly recommended.