War is hell. Civil War may be worst than hell and much more ‘hellish’ than one realizes. At least, that is what director Jang Hoon may be trying to communicate with his Korean war epic “The Front Line”. Set towards the end of the Korean war, this film takes the viewer into the mind of the soldier; their thoughts, their fears and even their fragility are all on display. War is hell and truly in war, no one truly wins. During the time when an uneasy … more
Koreans know a thing or two about war. While the Korean War lasted from 1950 – 1953, the nation remains divided into the Republic of Korea and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea even today, a source of constant tension between the two peoples. It’s hard to imagine the stress and discord created between families broken apart due to living on opposing sides of the 38th Parallel, but films like THE FRONT LINE can offer citizens of the world a look … more
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