Division Films

Division Films

Darcy Paquet’s compilation (http://koreanfilm.org/warfilms.html)

Chilsu and Mansu (chilsu wa mans), Berlin Report, Spy Li Cheol-jin (ganchop Li Chol-jin), Double Agent (“ejung-ganchop”), Welcome to Dongmakgol, Repatriation (“songhwan”), Love of South and North (mamnam buknyeo, Jong Cho-shin, 2003), Typoon (taepung, Kwak Kyong-taek, 2005), The Border City (“kyonggae-dosi”), Coast Line (“hae-an-son”), Secret Reunion (“ui-hyong-jae”), 71-Into the Fire (“pohwasokuro”), Our School (urihakkyo), Poongsan (poongsan-gae, Jon Jae-hong, 2011), Ryang-gang-do, Merry Christmas, North! (Ryang-gang-do aidul, Kim Song-hoon, 2011),

TAEGUKGI (2004) [“Tae-geuk-gi”] dir. Kang Je-gyu. Starring Jang Dong-gun, Won Bin, Lee Eun-ju, Jo Yoon-hee, Gong Hyung-jin, Lee Young-ran. 140 min. World distribution: US, Japan, France, Germany, UK, etc. Available on DVD with English subtitles.

SILMIDO (2003) [“Silmido”] dir. Kang Woo-suk. Starring Sol Kyung-gu, Ahn Sung-ki, Jeong Jae-young, Im Won-hee, Heo Jun-ho, Kang Shin-il, Kang Sung-jin. 135 min. World distribution: Japan, Hong Kong, etc. Available on DVD with English subtitles.

ADDRESS UNKNOWN (2001) [“Su-chui-in-bul-myung”] dir. Kim Ki-duk. Starring Yang Dong-keun, Ban Min-jung, Kim Young-min, Jo Je-hyun and Pang Eun-jin. 117 min. World distribution: France, etc. Available on DVD with English subtitles.

JOINT SECURITY AREA (2000) [“Kong-dong-gyung-bi-gu-yeok JSA”] dir. Park Chan-wook. Starring Lee Young-ae, Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Shin Ha-kyun. 107 min. Awards: Best Film, Best Actor, and Audience Prize, 2001 Deauville Asian Film Festival; 1st Runner Up for Best Film at the 2001 Seattle International Film Festival. World distribution: Japan (2001), US (2005). Available on DVD with English subtitles.

SHIRI (1999) [“Shi-ri”] dir. Kang Jae-gyu. Starring Han Suk-kyu, Choi Min-shik, Kim Yoon-jin, and Song Kang-ho. 124 min. World distribution: U.S. (2001), Hong Kong (1999), Japan (2000), Spain (2000), etc. Available on DVD with English subtitles.

SPRING IN MY HOMETOWN (1998) [“A-reum-da-un Shi-jeol”] dir. Lee Kwangmo. Starring Ahn Sung-ki, Lee In, Bae Yoo-jung, Yoo Oh-sung. 113 min. Awards: Gold Prize, 11th Tokyo Film Festival; Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography at 36th Grand Bell Awards. Available on DVD with English subtitles.

THE TAEBAEK MOUNTAINS (1994) [“T’ae-baek-san-maek”] dir. Im Kwon-taek. Starring Ahn Sung-ki, Kim Myung-gon, Kim Kap-soo, Shin Hyun-june, Oh Jung-hye, Bang Eun-jin. 168 min. Awards: Special Jury Prize, Best Actor (Kim Kap-soo) at 33rd Grand Bell Awards.

TWO FLAGS (MANMUBANG) (1994) [“Man-mu-bang”] dir. Aum Jong Sun. Starring Chang Dong-hwi, Yoon Jung-hee, Kim Hyung-il. 101 min. Awards: Best Actress (Yoon Jung-hee), Editing at 32nd Grand Bell Awards; Best Film, Miami Film Festival.

TO THE STARRY ISLAND (1993) [“Keu Som-ae Ka-go-ship-ta”] dir. Park Kwang-soo. Starring Moon Sung-keun, Ahn Sung-ki, Shim Hye-jin. 101 min.

SILVER STALLION (1991) [“Eun-ma-neun O-ji An-neun-da”] dir. Jang Kil-soo. Starring Lee Hye-sook, Kim Bo-yeon, Jun Mu-song, Son Chang-min. 123 min. Awards: Best Actress, Best Screenplay at 15th Montreal Film Festival; Presented at 44th Cannes Film Festival.

PARTISANS OF SOUTH KOREA (1990) [“Nam-bu-gun”] dir. Chung Ji-young. Alternative title: North Korea’s Southern Army. Starring Ahn Sung-ki, Choi Min-soo, Choi Jin-shil, Lee Hye-young. 157 min. Awards: Best Director, Best Actor (Ahn Sung-ki) and Best Supporting Actor (Choi Min-soo) at 11th Blue Dragon (Chungryong) Awards.Available on DVD with English subtitles.

THE MAN WITH THREE COFFINS (1987) [“Na-geu-ne-neun Kil-e-seo-do Sui-ji An-neun-da”] dir. Lee Jang-ho. Literal title: “Travelers Don’t Rest, Even on the Road.” Starring Kim Myong-gon, Lee Bo-hee. 104 min. World distribution: Japan (1988). Presented at 38th Berlin International Film Festival and 2nd Tokyo International Film Festival.

GILSOTTOM (1986) [“Gil-so-tteum”] dir. Im Kwon-taek. Starring Kim Ji-mi, Shin Sung-il, Han So-ryong, Choi Bul-am. 105 min. World distribution: West Germany (1986), U.S. (1987), Japan (1991). Presented at 36th Berlin Film Festival. Awards: Best Film, Best Actress (Kim Ji-mi) at 24th Grand Bell Awards.

WARM WINTER WAS GONE (1984) [“Keu Hae Kyeo-ur-eun Dda-ddeut-haet-ne”] dir. Bae Chang-ho. Literal title: “That Year’s Winter was Warm.” Starring Ahn Sung-ki, Lee Mi-sook, Yoo Ji-in, Han Jin-hee. 120 min. Awards: Special Prize at 6th Three Continents Film Festival; Best Actress (Lee Mi-sook) at 23rd Grand Bell Awards.

NORTH AND SOUTH (1984) [“Nam-gwa Buk”] dir. Kim Gi. Starring Yoo Young-guk, Kim Man, Won Mi-kyung. 110 min.

RAINY DAYS (1979) [“Jang-ma”] dir. Yu Hyun-mok. Starring Lee Dae-geun, Hwang Jung-soon, Kim Seok-hoon, Kim Shin-jae. 114 min. World distribution: Japan (1991). Presented at 4th Sao Paulo International Film Festival.

JUN-WOO’S LAST WORDS (1979) [“Jonu-ga Nam-gin Han-madi”] dir. Lee Won-se. Starring Jin Bong-jin, Jang Hyuk, Jun Young-sun. 105 min. World distribution: Asia, Africa (1980).

LAST DAY AT MT. DOSOL (1977) [“Dosolsan Ch’oe-hu-ui Nal”] dir. Sol Tae-ho. Starring Hwang Hae, Jang Hyuk, Jin Bong-jin. 118 min. World distribution: Various countries (1979).

13-YEAR OLD BOY (1974) [“Ship-sam-sae So-nyun”] dir. Shin Sang-ok. Starring Shin Sung-il, Kim Jung-hoon, Na Ha-young. 85 min.

TESTIMONY (1973) [“Jeung On”] dir. Im Kwon-taek. Starring Shin Il-ryung, Kim Chang-sook, Kim Hee-ra. 125 min. World distribution: Hong Kong (1987). Awards: Best Actress (Kim Chang-sook) at the 20th Asian Film Festival.

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS KIM (1969) [“Yuk-gun Kim-il-byung”] dir. Shin Sang-ok. Starring Shin Young-kyun, Choi Eun-hee, Nam Jung-im. Awarded the Editing prize at the 15th Asia-Pacific Film Festival.

MOUNTAIN FIRE (1967) [“San-bul”] dir. Kim Su-yong. Starring Shin Young-kyun, Do Geum-bong. 80 min. Presented at the 17th Berlin Film Festival.

MAJOR KANG JAE-GU (1966) [“So-ryung Kang Jae-gu”] dir. Go Yong-nam. Starring Shin Sung-il, Ko Eun-ah. 111 min. World distribution: U.S. (1967). Presented at 5th San Francisco Film Festival.

A BRAVE SOLDIER WITHOUT SERIAL NUMBER (1966) [“Kun-bon-eom-neun Yong-sa”] dir. Lee Man-hee. Starring Shin Sung-il, Moon Jeong-suk. 121 min. World distribution: Japan (1967). Winner of Anti-communism Award at 5th Grand Bell Awards, and the Freedom Award at the 13th Asia-Pacific Film Festival.

A SOLDIER SPEAKS AFTER DEATH (1966) [“Byung-sa-neun Juk-eo-seo Mal-han-da”] dir. Kim Ki-young. Starring Shin Young-kyun. World distribution: Vietnam (1966).

WAR AND THE WOMAN TEACHER (1966) [“Jeon-jeng-gwa Yeo-gyo-sa”] dir. Im Kwon-taek. Starring Kim Jin-kyu, Eom Aeng-ran. 100 min. World distribution: Southeast Asia (1967).

8240 KLO (1966) [“P’al-yi-sa-gong K.L.O”] dir. Chong Jin-woo. Starring Park Am, Nam Gung-won. 113 min. World distribution: Southeast Asia (1966). Awarded Anti-Communism Prize at the 5th Grand Bell Awards.

MARTYR (1965) [“Sun-gyo-ja”] dir. Yu Hyun-mok. Starring Kim Jin-gyu, Nam Gung-won, Chang Dong-hee.

SEVEN WOMEN PRISONERS (1965) [“Ch’il-in-ui Yeo-p’o-ro”] dir. Lee Man-hee. Alternate title: “The Returned Woman Soldier.” Starring Moon Jung-sook, Ryu Kyu-sun, Lee Min-ja. After shooting this film, director Lee Man-hee was arrested and his film was banned for portraying Communists in a too-positive light.

INCHON LANDING OPERATION (1965) [“In-ch’on-sang-ryuk-jak-jun”] dir. Cho Gung-ha. Starring Shin Young-kyun, Kim Hye-jung, Yoon Il-bong. World distribution: Southeast Asia (1967).

WHEN THAT DAY COMES (1965) [“Eon-je-na Keu-nal-i-myun”] dir. Cho Gung-ha. Starring Kim Hye-jung, Park Am. 100 min. World distribution: Japan, U.S. (1967).

NORTH AND SOUTH (1965) [“Nam-gwa Buk”] dir. Kim Ki-duk. Starring Shin Young-kyun, Choi Moo-ryong, Eom Aeng-ran. 114 min. World distribution: Southeast Asia (1965). Awards: Best Tragedy at 12th Asia-Pacific Film Festival. Screened at the 26th Venice Film Festival and the 9th San Francisco Film Festival.

DEMILITARIZED ZONE (1965) [“Bi-mu-jang-ji-dae”] dir. Park Sang-ho. Starring Cho Mi-ryung, Nam Gung-won. World distribution: Hong Kong, India, USA (1970). Awards: Best film, 13th Asia-Pacific Film Festival.

RED MUFFLER (1964) [“Bbal-gan Ma-hu-ra”] dir. Shin Sang-ok. Starring Shin Young-kyun, Choi Eun-hee, Choi Mu-ryong. 100 min. World distribution: various countries (1964). Awards: Best Actor (Shin Young-kyun), Best Director, and Best Editing at the 11th Asia-Pacific Film Festival.

THE MARINES WHO NEVER RETURNED (1963) [“Tor-a-o-ji An-neun Hae-byung”] dir. Lee Man-hee. Starring Jang Dong-hee, Choi Mu-ryung, Koo Bong-suh, Lee Dae-yeop. 110 min. World distribution: Malaysia, Taipei, USA (1964). Available on DVD with English subtitles.

FIVE MARINES (1961) [“O-in-ui Hae-byung”] dir. Kim Ki-duk. Starring Choi Mu-ryung, Shin Young-kyun, Hwang Hae. 118 min. World distribution: Taiwan (1962).

The DefeatTHE DEFEAT (1956) [“Gyuk-t’oe”] dir. Lee Kang-cheon. Starring Hwang Nam, Choi Bong. 80 min.

PIAGOL (1955) [“Pi-a-gol”] dir. Lee Kang-cheon. Starring Kim Jin-gyu, No Kyung-hee. 110 min.

THE ATTACK ORDER (1954) [“Ch’ul-gyuk-myung-ryung”] dir. Hong Song-ki. Starring Yeom Mae-ri, Lee Jib-kil, Kim Il-hae. (no longer exists in complete form)

ARIRANG (1954) [“A-ri-rang”] dir. Lee Gang-chon. Starring Heo Jang Kang, Kim Jae Seon. World distribution: Hong Kong (1957). (no longer exists in complete form)

THE SONG OF MY HOMETOWN (1954) [“Ko-hyang-ui No-rae”] dir. Yun Bong-chun. Starring Lee Sun-kyung, Kim Shin-jae. Awards: recipient of 4th Seoul City Cultural Award. (no longer exists in complete form)

GBUL TEMPLE (1952) [“Song-bul-sa”] dir. Yun Bong-chun. Starring Yoon Sang-hwa and Lee Bin-hwa in her debut role. (no longer exists in complete form)

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