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R-Point (2004)
"Arpointeu" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Horror  |  13 August 2004 (South Korea)
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During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point.

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Credited cast:
Woo-seong Kam ...
Lieutenant Choi Tae-in
Byung-ho Son ...
Sergeant Jin Chang-rok
Tae-kyung Oh ...
Sergeant Jang Young-soo
Won-sang Park ...
Sergeant Cook
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Sergeant Park (as Seon-gyun Lee)
Jin-ho Song ...
Sergeant Oh
Byeong-cheol Kim ...
Corporal Joh Byung-hoon
Kyeong-ho Jeong ...
Corporal Lee Jae-pil
Yeong-dong Mun ...
Corporal Byun
Ju-bong Gi ...
Captain Park
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Nae-sang Ahn
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James (as David Joseph Anselmo)
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On 07 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nah-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead. The high-command assigns the veteran and decorated Lieutenant Choi Tae-in to lead a squad with eight other soldiers and rescue the missing soldiers from the R-Point. When they arrive in the location, they have a shooting and defeat a Vietnamese woman with a machine gun in a trench. Later, they find a tombstone telling that one hundred years ago, Chinese killed Vietnamese, dropped them in a lake and built a temple over the place, being a sacred location to the Vietnamese. While chasing the missing soldiers, weird things happen with the rescue team. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He who sheds others' blood will not return ... NOT EVEN HIS SOUL ...


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Frighteningly effective psychological Korean horror tale set in Vietnam War
26 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

War films are usually ten a penny, with similar plots or ideas, but R-Point bucks the trend. The film centres round a mission by a Korean unit during the Vietnam who find themselves haunted by forces they don't know, and progressively end up going mad and self-destructing.

The film blends together what the many things that have been great about Korean cinema. Sharp intelligent written story, beautiful settings and perfect acting are the crux of the movie. The setting could hardly have been any better done, whilst the tone of the movie is well paced to avoid this following into the same trap that many a horror film follow. An original film in many ways, but really it is taking various genres and blending them in them together finely.

I don't want to say too much else I will give too much away, but this is a film to watch, and is the best horror movie I have seen for a while. Shows again why Korean cinema is the best anywhere in the world at the moment. Top notch!


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