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Korea

Program Title: The Unforgiven
EASC Code: KU-02
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Region/Country: Korea
Language: Korean
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Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Jong-bin Yun
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Release Date: 2005
Running Time: 121 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract:. The plot is set amongst young Korean men carrying out their compulsory military service, and follows Seung-young (Seo Jang-won), a new recruit who finds that his commanding officer, Sergeant Tae-jeong (Ha Jeong-woo, “She’s On Duty”) is an old school friend. Tae-jeong looks after Seung-young, and tries to help the stubborn and contrary youngster adjust to the strict hierarchies and harshness of military life. As time passes, Seung-young’s resistance wears down, and he finds himself understanding, and even becoming more like the superior officers he previously struggled against. Matters come to a head when he is given command of Ji-hoon (played by the director himself), a slovenly newcomer whose constant incompetence tests Seung-young’s patience, and eventually forces him to act.
Data Entry Date: 1/11/2008