I see to do a lot of advertising for movies in my diary... so what's just one more
on your list to see?
This one is called 71 - Into The Fire, and it is a Korean War film. It's based
around the events of 11th August 1950, when 71 student soldiers held off the advances
of a whole battalion of North Koreans troops for 11 hours, whilst waiting for the
help of the allied forces.
I do like my war films, don't get me wrong, but there was a bigger reason that I
asked for this film, besides wanting to revise my history. And what is that, I hear
you ask? Well...
This is T.O.P, one of my absolute favourite rapper/singers at the moment - he's from
the South Korean band BIGBANG, but he's branched out into acting now~ He plays to
reluctantly appointed Captain of the 71 students, and by jove, he does an amazing
job. In fact, he won a lot of "Best New Actor" awards for this film. Besides
following the story of this particular event in the war, the film also studies
T.O.P's character as he grows from a boy to a man and fulfills his role as Captain
when the enemies attack~ The final fight scene is immense, and I think I can put it
on par with some scenes from Saving Private Ryan - noteably in the last leg, when
Jeung-bom and Gap-jo are the only two left and are fighting for their lives on the
... and I also cried at the end. TT____________________TT
Here's the official trailer, so please check it out:
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