Welcome to Dongmakgol
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Opening in September of 1950, after U.S.-led forces had landed in Incheon, turning the tide of the Korean War, Welcome to Dongmakgol tells the (fictional) story of a remote little village where the residents have never seen guns, and are completely ignorant of the conflict going on in their country. Their simple, quiet lives are disrupted when an American pilot, Smith (Steve Taschler), crashes just outside the village. While the kindly villagers tend to Smith's injuries, a pair of North Korean soldiers, young gung-ho Seo Taek-gi (Ryu Deok-hyeon) and the older Jang Young-hee (Lim Ha-ryong),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"The film reveals the penchant of South Korea filmmakers to mix every genre imaginable into one film. This one blends goofy comedy, war drama, tragedy, action and social commentary for a highly entertaining ride."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Engaging and beautiful cinema."
‑ Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine
"Korea's answer to Shangri-la is well worth a visit."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"...offers some valuable insight into Korean culture."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"This does risk becoming a badly-dubbed episode of 'Allo 'Allo! - but after you get past the sitcom premise, you'll find an engaging and witty little war parody."
‑ Stuart McGurk, thelondonpaper
"An antiwar film dedicated to South and North Korean reconciliation."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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