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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Shin Ha-Kyun, Ko Soo, Lee Je-Hoon, Ryu Seung-Soo, Ko Chang-Seok, Lee David, Ryoo Seung-Yong, Kim Ok-Vin, Cho Jin-Woong

Director: Jang Hun

Genre: War/Drama/Foreign

Year: 2012

Rating: NR

Toward the end of the Korean War, an uneasy ceasefire is ordered, but out on the Eastern front line of the Aerok Hills, in an expanse of land called the Aero.K, fierce fighting continues. A race to capture a strategic point to determine a new border between the two Koreas is the ultimate prize. At the Eastern border stands the "Alligator Company," known to be the best soliders of the front line. They are the only unit to have survived the worst battle of the war at Pohang. When a South Korean bullet is found in the dead body of a company commander, Lieutenant of Defense Security Command Kang Eun-Pyo (Shin Ha-Kyun) is ordered to investigate Alligator Company for the murder. Upon arrival, Kang Eun-Pyo is immediately shocked at the state of the soldiers, the conditions on the front, and the presence of Kim Soo-Hyuk, a former friend he believed to be dead. With a truce promised for years but no end in sight, one man struggles to make sense of a crime in the face of countless lives sacrificed for war.

There's not a lot I can or should add to what is already written above. The movie is Korean so the entire movie deals with a platoon of South Korean soldiers and their struggles. It seems that every time a new war film comes out it is judged against the American war film, "Saving Private Ryan" so let me say right away this is just as good if not better.

The film has fantastic battle scenes but it's the connection you have with it's characters that makes this film so special. As the film moves along you will feel every emotion your body can mustard up and you will be so deeply into the story you will hate to see it end. Like I already stated there's really not a lot to say about the story here but if you're a fan of war films then this is a must-see, must-own.

Available on DVD and DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, both come with Special Features that include:

Making of



Original Language: Korean

Subtitle: English

Korean cinema has really taken a stronghold on Asian cinema over the years and "The Front Line" is just another example of just how special their films are. Most movies today are only worth a rental at best and I don't do this often but I recommend buying this straight up and avoid the rental cost, you can thank me later. You can order the packaging of your choice HERE.

Released by Well Go USA

***** Out Of *****