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Korean Film Night: Welcome to Dongmakgol

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16 July 2021 at 7:00 pm 10:00 pm

£5 per ticket

How the world has changed by the global coronavirus pandemic. But we can still travel and experience other cultures in different ways. We bring you Korean cultural film night to share with you at The Old Electric in July.

Our three week season will start screening:

2 July – “The Host” (2006) 

9 July – “Burning” (2018)

16 July – “Welcome to Dongmakgol” (2005)

Come along and enjoy a Korean cultural Friday. We look forward to watching some great films with you!

***Those who have purchased all 3 tickets will receive Korean organic wild tea from Bomi Seo’s family free. Single ticket holders would have to pay for Korean tea if they wish.

Welcome to Dongmakgol, 웰컴투 동막골 (2005)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, War

Dongmakgol (동막골) is a village tucked away on a remote mountain and untouched by the ongoing Korean War. Fate brings three fighting forces together in Dongmakgol: a U.S. fighter pilot whose plane crashed in the mountains, three retreating North Korean soldiers and two South Korean soldiers who are lost. When the North and South Korean soldiers first face-off in Dongmakgol they raise their arms, but the charming villagers soon have the soldiers agreeing to a temporary truce. After a grenade destroys the food storage, the soldiers decide to stay and help the local farmers. Meanwhile, U.S. commanders believe there is a major North Korean military presence in the area where their plane went missing and plan a devastating airstrike. In order to spare the village from complete destruction, the soldiers decide to work together to divert the attack, Possibly placing themselves directly in harm’s way.

Running time : 133 minutes

Awards

Best film, director award 26th Blue Dragon Film Awards 2005, Best director award 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards 2005, Best music 43rd Grand Bell Awards 2005.

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