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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.07.17] Republic of Korea thriller history

South Korean giant CJ Entertainment has released a stunning new official trailer for Battleship Island, a war film directed by Ryoo Seung-wan.

Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1944, the film is about Koreans who were forced into slave labor mining coal on an island known as "Battleship Island".

Official Synopsis:
1944, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, conscripted civilians head out to the Hashima island. Nicknamed 'The Battleship Island' after its resemblance to a war vessel, some are lured by false promises of high wages.

Lee, a bandmaster of a jazz bigband and his only daughter, Choi, a thug, and Mallyeon are among the workers. But upon arrival, they found that the island turns out to be an isolated hell where the workers are forced into slave labor. As the Pacific War nears its end, Park, a Korean independence activist assigned on a mission to rescue a Korea's spiritual leader from the island.

The film stars Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki and Lee Jung-hyun.

Recommended Release: Train to Busan

Via: First Showing

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