Discover the magic of Dongmakgol! Filmmaker Park Kwang Hyun makes a stunning directorial debut with Welcome To Dongmakgol
, a touching tale of war and peace. Kang Hye Jung won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 43rd Daejong Awards for her performance in Welcome to Dongmakgol
During the Korean War, a platoon of North Korean soldiers are attacked with only Commander Lee (Jung Jae Young, from Someone Special), Private Jang (Im Ha Ryong, Arahan) and kid soldier Taek Ki (Ryu Deok Hwan) surviving the carnage. After meeting a beautiful young girl named Yeo Il (Kang Hye Jung, from Old Boy), the soldiers follow her back to her village, an Eden-like place known as Dongmakgol.
In this town that time forgot, the locals carry on with their lives, completely oblivious to the fact that the Korean War has been raging on for the last couple of years. Due to their ignorance of the political situation, the villagers see nothing wrong with welcoming two South Korean soldiers, Lieutenant Pyo (Shin Ha Kyun, from Save the Green Planet) and a cowardly medic (Seo Jae Gyung, from Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring). Adding an international flavor to the mix is Captain Smith (Steve Taschler), an American pilot forced to make an emergency landing in the mythical Dongmakgol. After an intense confrontation that causes the destruction of the village's prized warehouse, the bitter rivals decide to put their differences aside for the time being, until they can help make up for the loss.
Although initially confused by the villagers attitudes toward life, the soldiers soon realize that they have found a paradise, a safe haven from the world of guns, bombs, and tanks. By interacting with these plain-spoken rural folks, the soldiers' ideas of patriotism and war suddenly get subverted, as they embrace the more peaceful outlook demonstrated by the inhabitants of Dongmakgol. But with the death and destruction of the outside world soon encroaching on the peaceful village of Dongmakgol, can these bitter enemies band together to protect the people that have given them a second chance at life? Based on the play by Jang Jin and featuring a wonderful score by Joe Hisaishi, Welcome To Dongmakgol is a heartwarming, deeply moving motion picture, full of unforgettable imagery and heartfelt sentiment!
This edition comes with the following special features:Audio Commentaries by Director Park Kwang Hyeon, Shin Ha Kyun, Gang Hye Jung, Jung Jae Young Audio Commentaries by Director of Photography Choi Sang Ho, Producer Lee Eun Ha, Visual Supervisor Kim Joong Making Of Journey to Dongmakgol Computer Graphics Deleted Scenes Poster Shooting Theatrical Trailer Music Video Photo Gallery