Release date in South Korea : 2000/09/09
Genre : Action-War-Mystery
Duration : 108min
Director : Park Chan-wook
Cast : Lee Young-ae, Lee Byeong-Heon, Song Kang-ho, Kim Tae-woo, Sin Ha-gyoon, Lee Han-wi.
Brief Synopsis :
A firefight occurs at the "Bridge of No Return" in the DMZ (De-Militarized Zone), and two North Korean soldiers are killed. The North claims that the incident was a flagrant attack by the South Koreans, while the South claims that one of their soldiers was kidnapped. In order to solve the dispute, the NNSC (Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission) dispatches half-Korean half-Swiss Army Intelligence Bureau officer, Major Sophie E. Jean. With no cooperation from either side, the case appears to be unsolvable.
However, Major Jean discovers that the number of bullets fired from the pistols and the number found at the scene differ by one, and she begins to dig deeper into the backgrounds of the soldiers involved. Subsequently she finds out about an encounter previous to the firefight when North Korean soldiers saved a South Korean soldier from a mine. The story unravels to reveal a friendship developing among the soldiers. on the night of the firefight.
International Film Festivals 2005 Cinemanila International Film Festival , KOREAN FOCUS . 2006 Paris Cinema , New Korean Cinemas 2004 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria International film festival, 2002 Newport Beach Film Festival, 2001 Berlin International Film Festival, 2001 Moscow International Film Festival, 2001 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2001 Deauville Pan Asian Film Festival, 2001 Udine Far East Film Festival, 2001 Seattle International Film Festival, 2001 Fantasia Film Festival, 2001 Melbourne International Film Festival, 2001 Durban International Film Festival, 2001 Stockhom International Film Festival.