Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

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Overview

Korea's leading filmmaker, Kang Je-gyu, directed this epic-scale drama focusing on two brothers caught up in the madness of the war that tore their nation apart in the early '50s. Jin-seok Lee Weon Bin is a bright and well-educated young man whose older and more physically imposing brother Jin-tae Lee Jang Dong-gun believes he represents the best hope for his family's future. When both Jin-seok and Jin-tae are called up to fight in the South Korean army following the advance of Communist forces, a wary Jin-tae ...
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Overview

Korea's leading filmmaker, Kang Je-gyu, directed this epic-scale drama focusing on two brothers caught up in the madness of the war that tore their nation apart in the early '50s. Jin-seok Lee Weon Bin is a bright and well-educated young man whose older and more physically imposing brother Jin-tae Lee Jang Dong-gun believes he represents the best hope for his family's future. When both Jin-seok and Jin-tae are called up to fight in the South Korean army following the advance of Communist forces, a wary Jin-tae cuts a deal with his commanding officer -- if he racks up an impressive enough record on the battlefield, the army will give Jin-seok an early release. Jin-tae proves to be a fearless soldier, and is soon recognized as a war hero, but as the conflict wears on, he develops an unhealthy enthusiasm for the violence of the battlefield, and Jin-seok finds himself questioning his big brother's actions, both as a soldier and as a member of his family. The title Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War refers to the Korean name for the South Korean flag, originally designed in 1876 but outlawed during Japanese rule of the nation, and restored to use in 1948.
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Special Features

6.25 and Us; Creation; War Project; Preparing for Ta Guk Gi; Making History; People Behind the Camera; Multi-angle storyboard comparisons; Production stills
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2005
  • UPC: 043396090064
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,192

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jang Dong-gun Jin-tae,
Weon Bin Jin-seok,
Lee Eun-ju
Gong Hyeong-jin
Choi Min-Sik
Lee Eun-su
Kim Su-ro
Technical Credits
Kang Je Gyu Director, Screenwriter
Shin Bo-Kyung Production Designer
Jeong Do-ahn Special Effects
Lee Dong-jun Score Composer
Jeong Du-hong Art Director
Park Gok-ji Editor
Hong Gyeong-pyo Cinematographer
Shin Jae-ho Makeup
Han Ji-hun Screenwriter
Kim Min-sun Art Director
Kim Sang-don Screenwriter
Kim Seok-weon Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Tae-kyu Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
1. Start [:21]
2. The Brothers [4:31]
3. The Good Life [5:40]
4. Evacuation [4:15]
5. Drafted [5:49]
6. The War [5:30]
7. Brotherly Love [3:23]
8. Fighting To Live [6:21]
9. Going Awol [4:28]
10. Impossible Mission [5:14]
11. Body Count [5:42]
12. Medal of Honor [3:53]
13. Celebration [4:50]
14. The Captain [5:03]
15. Escaping [4:18]
16. The Communists [6:05]
17. Traitor [4:17]
18. Fight 'Til Death [5:43]
19. Victory! [3:36]
20. Retreat [6:20]
21. Under Investigation [3:07]
22. Signing Up For Food [:36]
23. Prisoner of War [5:36]
24. Turning Red [5:40]
25. Going Back To War [5:39]
26. Captured [3:31]
27. Sibling Rivalry [5:03]
28. The Shoes [6:08]
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    Super FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!The BEST MOVIE EVER!!!

    I watched this movie with my family. Although we have little understanding about the Korean War, this movie touches our feeling to be part of the characters in the movie to feel the sorrow of the War. Highly recommend this movie!! If you are history person, then this will be your first choice!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    I have rented this movie and watched it more than 7 times. I still love the acting and story line.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Tae Guk Gi a movie depicting the war between North and South Korea is a melancholy tale pertaining to the lives of two brothers who are accidentally drafted to fight in the South Korean Army thus separating them from their family and loved ones. In the face of war a brotherhood is always formed. This movie which combines both a sad heart wrenching account and action packed sequences is a must see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ambitious but doesn't live upto it.

    The story, the historical setting, cinematography, director and the cast of this movie are all in order. Even the story is quite good but the movie ends to becoming a ordinary fare. I realize and notice the efforts of the makers but the movie lacks a crucial component to make it good which is soul. It doesn't engage me or make me sympathetic to the characters and that makes it a ordinary movie or above average.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tae Guk Gi: The Greatest Film that is from Korea

    Tae Guk Gi is a film that is like Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. It is a mix of action, suspense, and the horror of the reality of the Korean War. The movie portrys only the Korean contributions to the war. The story is about two brothers from a small, somewhat poor family. Jin-Tae is a shoe maker who is trying to make money for his little brother, Jin-Seok, to go to college. But the war breaks out and both are somehow drafted into the army. Jin-Tae tries evrything he can to be awarded the Medal of Honor so he can send his little brother home. But Jin-Tae gets addicted to the suicidal missions and the thrill of the battles. His little brother finds out what Jin-Tae is trying to do so Jin-Seok tries to stop Jin-Tae. But an accident happens and Jin-Tae believes that Jin-Seok is dead and joins the North Korean Army. He finds out Jin-Seok is alive after a fight with his own brother and he sacrifices his life to save Jin-Seok's life. It is a very sad ending

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