Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Welcome to Dongmakgol

I've strayed a little and wandered into the Korean foray.

Not that it's a bad thing, though.

One slight problem: I watched the entire movie without subtitles.

Yes, I watched it in Korean. Without a clue of what they were saying.

I enjoyed it nonetheless.

In a nutshell (without understanding any of the dialogue, save for the English bits), the story is set in wartime Korea.

A small group of North Korean and South Korean soldiers meet in the village of Dongmakgol, where time appeared to have stood still and the villagers have no inkling of the war happening outside their little village. They live simply, without machinery nor electricity. Of course, they had no idea that these soldiers they had so warmly accepted into their village were enemies.

Through days of spending time with each other and helping out with village chores, the soldiers become unlikely friends and stand together as a unit to protect the village that had temporarily shielded them from the horrors of war.

The end.

Well, not really.

There are some gaps that needed filling, but that'll give away the entire story.

I'd say watch it because it will be a pleasant experience.

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