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THE FRONT LINE

Wed, Feb 22, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE FRONT LINE

DIRECTOR: Jang Hun - SOUTH KOREA

The Front Line offers a classically hellish picture of frontline warfare but turns several of the clichés of war movies inside out. Most of the film is set on one (fictional) hill which has been captured and recaptured by both sides during the Korean War, with considerable loss of life each time. A young officer sent to investigate a possible spy and what looks like a sinister case of ‘friendly fire’ has surprises awaiting him, including a reunion with an old friend believed to be dead, run-ins with a crack North Korean sniper, rife indiscipline and insubordination, and a surprising kind of fraternization between the two sides. Aided by a fine cast and superb period production design, Jang Hun hits the premier rank of Korean directors.”—Vancouver Film Festival (133 mins.)

Filmography: Rough Cut (08), Secret Reunion (10).

This year’s Korean submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Sponsored by the Oregon Korea Foundation.

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Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, History.

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