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 - Silmido
- Genre Action
- Director Kang Woo-seok
- Cast Ahn Sung-ki, Sul Kyung-gu
- Certification Recommended for ages 15 years and up.
- Production Date 2003
- Runtime 135 minutes
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Based on real events that occurred during Park Chung-hee’s presidential term, ‘Silmido’ is set in the political turmoil of the late 1960s. In 1968, North Korea sent a group of assassins to South Korea. Their mission was to kill President Park Chung-hee. The failed mission was detected by the South Korean government who subsequently set up there own secret mission to kill Kim Il-sung, the leader of North Korea. ‘Unit 684’ consisted of 31 social outcasts and criminals who had supposedly been sentenced to death. They were put through torturous training conditions on the island of Silmido. If they were to succeed in their mission, not only would they become national heroes but they would also be freed from their sentences. On the other hand, if they were to fail, all of the special forces would have to commit suicide. After four months of hellish training, the group gets its orders to begin their mission. Suddenly, the mission is cancelled after relations between the two countries seem to be improving. ‘Unit 684’ is ordered to abort. Filled with anger and resentment the group heads towards the Blue House (South Korean presidential residence).
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