By Ssang-Woo LEE

M-LINE DISTRIBUTION - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2009

The untold tragedy from the forgotten war

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ssang-Woo LEE
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • To ten year old Jjang and his friends, the upcoming singing contest is more important than news
      of war. It is July, 1950, a month into the Korean War, but life for Jjang and his fellow residents of
      this small Southern Korean village remains simple: survive the heat and manage the little village
      War arrives abruptly when U.S. soldiers drive in and order all the villagers to leave, warning of
      incoming fighting. With children on their backs and carts laden with belongings, the villagers first
      head to the hills but are told to go south by U.S. soldiers who promise trucks to transport them.
      The villagers find no trucks and continue south on foot but are forced off the road. They spend
      the night on a river bank. The next day they continue south but are again forced off the road onto
      railroad tracks.
      War is not going well for the U.S. The U.S. army is making a disorganized retreat South and word is
      circulating that North Korean soldiers may be hiding among the South Korean refugees.
      As the villagers walk along the railroad, American planes swoop in without warning and strafe and
      bomb the civilians, killing many. The survivors seek shelter under a railroad bridge culvert. Then U.S.
      soldiers receive orders to fire on the villagers...