Brotherhood

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Time Out says

A blood-and-entrails fest a la Saving Private Ryan, Tae Guk Gi shows more of the horrors of the Korean War than all 11 seasons of M*A*S*H. University-bound Jin-seok Lee (Won) and his older, protective brother, Jin-tae (Jang), whose prewar lives in Seoul are a blissful time of shared ice-cream cones and fraternal nuzzling, are forced to enlist at the beginning of combat in 1950. South Korea's highest-grossing film shamelessly exploits the worst tendencies of the war epic, down to the bombastic orchestral arrangements and slow-mo flashbacks of the cone-licking days of brotherly love. But Won and Jang somehow manage to hit the grace notes in their overdetermined roles.

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Director:
Kang Je-Gyu
Screenwriter:
Kang Je-Gyu
Cast:
Won Bin
Kong Hyeong-Jin
Yeong-ran Lee
Jang Dong-Gun
Lee Eun-Joo

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