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Reviewed by josephcalingasa PH / Joined josephcalingasa 2016
Welcome to Dongmakgol
Welcome to Dongmakgol
Welcome to Dongmakgol
South Korea, 2005, 133 minutes, SD Comedy, History, Asian
I give this a 4 star rating for the truly impressive cinematography and the great story.  As much as it portrays the effects of war on North and South Korean soldiers, the village of Dongmakgol which they accidentally found themselves in, becomes a point of balance and provided the needed neutrality. The innocent village people welcomed them warmly and treated them well and soon they forgot the tension between them, which just shows that there need not be a bloody end if only the humaneness prevailed.  The acting portrayals are impressive most especially by the crazy woman, played by Hye Jeong Kang. She won Best Supporting Actress award for this film from the Blue Dragon Awards and Grand Bell Awards. Totally impressive and a charming film that shows the power of good rather than being/ remaining bad and in the purity of people's hearts as embodied by the villagers. Worth checking out!
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