71: Into the Fire

2010

Action / Drama / War

69
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 5

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Seung-Won Cha as Park Mu-Rang
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1.08 GB
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Korean 2.0
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23.976 fps
120 min
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120 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 7 / 10 / 10

Heartfelt Korean War epic

A heartfelt and passionate Korean War epic, 71 – INTO THE FIRE marks the epitome of self-sacrifice, brotherly love, and gung-ho soldierly bravery. It's a simple enough tale which, crucially, really happened: 71 schoolboys were tasked with holding back a North Korean division single-handedly during the Korean War in 1950. What follows – their holding-out against impossible odds - sounds too good to be true, but yes, it really happened, and it makes for great movie-making. The only South Korean war movie I'd seen previously was the superlative BROTHERHOOD, so I had no idea what to expect from this production. I got it all: thoroughly engaging characters, an interesting storyline and typically stylish direction. Yes, it's a slow builder of a movie: it takes an hour and a half before things really get going, but then the climax hits and you've rarely seen anything so intense and devastating in equal measure. Solid performances throughout contribute to the overall feel that this is a great movie.

Reviewed by phd_travel 9 / 10 / 10

Good but not as good as the others

Compared to the other Korean made war movies it isn't one of the best. Not as good as Brotherhood or The Front Line or Battle at Jangsari. Something feels theatrical especially the characters are contrived compared to the other movies. The ending has a cliched feel. Still the tragic story is interesting and well told in many parts and the battle scenes are exciting. Maybe the last stand story just feels a bit depressing for a movie.

Reviewed by wolverine34 9 / 10 / 10

Awards

I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I do enjoy watching war films, especially true stories, as they generally depict the horrors of war. Right from the start I was hooked, and was not disappointed. It is a pity films from Korea, Japan, China, and other oriental countries are not included in the Oscars or bafta awards, but then America and Britain wouldn't have so many winners. This film is typical of this as it has some great acting and is filmed extremely well. It also shows you don't need a budget like that of some Hollywood movies. The biggest thing for me is that it is a true story and is dramatised well. Without being too political, with the ongoing problems in Korea, they could have made the North out to be animals, but they don't. For a film that probably wont be mentioned at the big ceremonies, it is a loss for film-making. I would highly recommend this film if you haven't seen it yet. Would love to see Britain make films as good as this, but I haven't seen many, recently, that comes close. That is just my opinion though. As with all films though, don't go by opinion, watch it and decide by yourself, but I think you will enjoy the movie.

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