J.S.A.: Joint Security Area ( Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 4114

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 24

Theatrical Release Date: 09/09/2000

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Chan-wook Park

Actors: Yeong-ae Lee, Byung-hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Tae-woo Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Christoph Hofrichter

Plot: When two North Korean soldiers are found dead in the Joint Security Area -- a border region guarded by both North and South Korea -- the incident sparks a political firestorm that threatens to turn into an all-out war.

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Rod - wrote on 05/06/2019

It's their natural tendencies to become friends that made them enemies. :(

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/08/2011

It was like watching a real bad live action anime movie

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GGauthier - wrote on 09/06/2007

The movie speaks about friendship, and it's builded on a very complicated today's conflict. Plot is fantastic, the dialogues are fun and smart and the acting is great too. Park's aesthetic is well portrayed too. It's quite a simple story, but it means o lot me for the message of being available of making friends, not matter where are we from.

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"Joint Security Area" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/07/2012

When two North Korean soldiers are killed in a shooting incident in the demilitarized zone of the border between the North and South, an independent investigator is called in to prevent it from becoming a full-blown international incident. Without wanting to give too much away, Chan Wook Park's story of unofficial detente is a classy "hands across the border" tale which shows how it is lot harder to make enemies of people than just drawing a line on a map. The politics of the situation almost come in for some ridicule in this warm-hearted but tragic tale that shows how mutual distrust and hate-breeding propaganda can lead to nothing but death and misery for all involved. The investigation itself is actually the least interesting part of the film, coming across as a little dry and …

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