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The Front Line

The Front LineSouth Korea's official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film is set in the early 1950s, toward the end of the Korean War, on the eastern front,...The Front LinePT133MRSouth Korea's official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film is set in the early 1950s, toward the end of the Korean War, on the eastern front,...2012-01-20
THE FRONT LINE

THE FRONT LINE

B+

The Front Line

Release Date Limited: 01/20/2012; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 133; MPAA Rating: R

South Korea’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film is set in the early 1950s, toward the end of the Korean War, on the eastern front, where fighting continues despite a shaky cease-fire. This strong, assured Band of Brothers-style drama from director Jang Hun makes universal points about bonding, misery, loyalty, and the senselessness of war through a portfolio of soldiers. For them, north and south are porous concepts: The men share rice wine, cigarettes, and even a sentimental song. B+

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