Brotherhood [taegukgi]

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Seán
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Brotherhood [taegukgi]

Post by Seán » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:44 pm

Just thought that I might recommend this very violent war movie to you.
The story is of two brothers and their involvement in the Korean civil war in 1950-1953. The performances of the two central characters is riveting. The battle scenes are numerous and spectacular. It is a powerful anti-war film, it has won several awards, it's well worth watching.

Oh and yes, don't confuse it with The Brotherhood which is apparently a "homoerotic horror movie". :wink:

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Re: Brotherhood [taegukgi]

Post by IcedNote » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:42 pm

I saw that several months ago. Pretty good flick...quite sad, though.

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Re: Brotherhood [taegukgi]

Post by Ralph » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:53 am

Sean,

I have to disagree with you. The Korean War was not a "civil war" despite the fact that at one time Korea was not divided. The invasion of South Korea in June 1950 by North Korea was a violation of national sovereignty by a rump state largely supported by both Stalin and the People's Republic of China. Over 50,000 Americans died fighting to liberate South Korea as did very many soldiers from allied nations.

If you visit New York, I'll take you to the Korean War memorial in Battery Park that lists the dead from all the allied nations.
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Re: Brotherhood [taegukgi]

Post by Seán » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:34 pm

Ralph,

I used the term civil war as it was a war between people of the same nation - Korea - which efffectively turned brother against brother and father against son. I was not trying to make a political point by extolling the virtues of the film I wanted to draw people's attention to this film. The story is about two Korean brothers and their part in the war and the effect that it had on them.

I know that the war was not fought exclusively by Koreans's and that on one side we had the U.N. and on the other the North Korean's driven on by the greatest mass murderer in history, Mao Tse Tung.

If I do get the chance to visit New York - and I sincerely hope that I do - I would be delighted to meet you and to vist the War Memorial, thank you.
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