Joint Security Area

   21 August 2005, early evening

Joint Security Area is a Korean film set in the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea. I had expected the movie to be an action film, but it is infact a bit of a mystery. A South Korean soldier escapes from the North Korean side of the demilitarized zone, killing two soldiers and wounding a third in the process. At the start we don’t know why he was there, or what the true circumstances of the situation are. The film is quite good; I liked it a lot. The very last shot is excellent. Overall the film is a bit melancholy. I think it is well worth watching.

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