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Discover the magic of Dongmakgol! Filmmaker Park Kwang Hyeon makes a stunning directorial debut with Welcome To Dongmakgol, a touching tale of war and peace. Gang Hye Jung won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 43rd Daejong Awards for 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 (Ryoo 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!

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    Product Title: Welcome to Dongmakgol (DVD) (Korea Version) Welcome to Dongmakgol (韓國版) Welcome to Dongmakgol (韩国版) トンマッコルへようこそ (韓国版) 웰컴 투 동막골
    Artist Name(s): Shin Ha Kyun | Jung Jae Young | Kang Hye Jung | Park kwang Hyun 申河均 | 鄭在詠 | 姜 惠姃 | Park kwang Hyun 申河均 | 郑在咏 | 姜 惠姃 | Park kwang Hyun シン・ハギュン | チョン・ジェヨン | カン・へジョン | Park kwang Hyun 신 하균 | 정재영 | 강 혜정 | 박광현
    Release Date: 2005-12-24
    Language: Korean
    Subtitles: English, Korean
    Country of Origin: South Korea
    Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
    Disc Format(s): DVD
    Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
    Duration: 133 (mins)
    Publisher: KD MEDIA
    Other Information: 2 DVDs
    Package Weight: 130 (g)
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004084086

    Product Information

    * Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen
    * Sound Mix : Dolby 5.1 & 2.0
    * DVD Type : DVD - 9
    * Extras :
    - 메이킹 필름 : 동막골 제작기
    - 동막골 이야기
    - 타이틀 만들기
    - 서재경 뮤직비디오
    - 최종 헌팅 장면보기
    - CG 보기
    - 콘티북
    - OST
    - 뮤직비디오
    - 예고편
    - 포스터 촬영 현장
    - 사진첩 : 스틸사진 모음

    * Director : 박광현

    세상에 모든 이들의 마음 속 휴식처!
    세상 하나뿐인 기적의 마을 '동막골'

    우리 민족의 지울 수 없는 아픔 6.25. 하지만 장장 3년 1개월에 걸쳐 일어난 전쟁의 포화를 비껴나 있었던 사람과 마을이 있었으니 그 마을이 바로 동막골이다. 내린천 골짜기 살둔 마을이 그랬고, 철갑령과 복룡산에 에워 싸인 가마소라 불리던 부연이 그랬고, 남해 바다 언저리 외딴 섬이 그랬듯이 동막골도 이런 마을 중의 하나였다.

    실제로 전쟁이 터진 줄도 모르고 갑자기 들른 외지인을 반갑게 대접해 보냈던, 가난하지만 착한 심성을 가진 사람들이 한국전쟁의 그 속에 있었다. 아니면 그런 순수하고 맑은 마을을 위해 마을 사람들도 모르고 역사도 모르게 조용히 지켜준 사람들이 있었는지도 모른다.

    영화 <웰컴 투 동막골>은 전쟁의 불길 속에서도 반드시 지키고자 했던 사람들의 순수함과 따뜻함을 이야기 하고 있다. 함께 밭을 갈고 함께 음식을 나눠먹고 옆집 아이 내 아이를 가리지 않고 함께 거두어 키우며 소박하고 따듯하게 삶을 지속해 가는 사람들. 그저 사람이라는 믿음 하나로 낯선 이도 경계하지 않고, 배고픈 사람에겐 음식을 나눠주고, 추운 사람에겐 옷을 나눠주는 것이 당연한 사람들의 마을이 바로 동막골이다. 그리고 동막골이라는 마을이 담고 있는 행복과 감동이 바로 영화 <웰컴 투 동막골>의 백미라 할 수 있는 마지막 10분의 전투씬을 탄생시킨 원천일 것이다.

    영화 <웰컴 투 동막골> 속의 또 다른 주인공 동막골은 우리가 살고 싶은 현실을 그대로 반영하고 있다. 화를 내고 소리를 질러도, '어째서 화가 그리 났을까?'라고 걱정해주고, 그 원인을 해결해 주기 위해 해맑은 미소로 고개를 갸웃거리는 사람들이 어울려 사는 곳.

    전쟁을 겪으며 극도로 피폐해진 군인들의 공포로 가득 찬 마음을 가슴 뜨거운 눈물과 헌신으로 변화시킨 동막골의 가치야 말로 모든 사람들의 마음 속에 숨어 있는 인간애와 선한 마음이 아닐까 한다. 그래서 우리 모두는 순수함을 간직한 마을 동막골을 그리워하는 것인지도 모르겠다.

    완전무장!
    1950년 치열했던 한국전쟁의 한 가운데…
    섞일 수 없는 그들이 만났다!

    1950년, 한국 전쟁이 한창이던 그 때… 상상도 못한 만남이 시작된다.
    동막골에 느닷없이 추락한 연합군 병사 스미스(스티브 테슐러 분), 낙오한 인민군 중대장 리수화(정재영 분)일행, 자군 병력에서 탈영한 국군 표현철(신하균 분)일행이 공교롭게도 동막골에서 마주친 것이다. 결코 섞일 수 없는 그들이 한곳에 모이게 되면서 평화롭던 동막골엔 팽팽한 긴장감이 극에 달한다. 과연 전쟁의 포화가 동막골을 초토화 시킬 것인가?

    무장해제!
    1950년, 전쟁이 일어난 줄도 모르던 무(無)적의 마을…
    그곳에 믿지 못할 연합작전이 있었다

    전쟁조차 몰랐던 강원도 첩첩 산중의 마을 동막골.
    그곳에 모인 3군 일행은 서로를 경계하고 마을 사람들까지 위협해 보지만, 총을 들이대고 수류탄을 뽑아 들어도 무서워하지 않는 여일(강혜정 분)과 마을 사람들의 순박함과 천진함에 머쓱하고 민망해지기 일수다. 결국 행복하고 따듯한 동막골 사람들에게 점점 동화되어 가는 군인들은 초긴장 상태이던 처음과는 달리 함께 밭을 갈고, 멧돼지도 잡고, 강냉이도 튀겨 먹고, 풀썰매도 타면서 점점 서로에게 마음을 열어간다.

    그러나 마음을 송두리째 사로잡은 평화와 즐거움도 잠시, 전쟁의 긴장은 동막골 까지 덮치고, 위기에 빠진 동막골을 위한 사상 초유의 연합작전이 시작되는데…
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    Professional Review of "Welcome to Dongmakgol (DVD) (Korea Version)"

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    February 17, 2009

    This professional review refers to Welcome to Dongmakgol Limited Edition
    Welcome To Dongmakgol is a nice film. An extremely nice film. It couldn't possibly be nicer even if you put the whole crew on morphine for the duration. And unlike so many of its genre colleagues, it's a very well-made nice movie.

    The odd thing is, though, that it's a nice movie about the insanity of war. Let me clarify what I mean here. It's not a movie about the pain and suffering of war, and how it traumatizes people, as is, for example, Taegukgi (a.k.a. Brotherhood of War). Nor is it about the brutality that must be enacted on people to allow them to kill easily, as is Silmido. It's a movie about the simple fact that war is a really stupid thing to do.

    How, you may well ask, does it manage to contain both a lot of niceness and an anti-war message? Very skillfully, and in a very entertaining package. It's funny, in a warm, we're-all-human, sort of way. The message about the dumbness of war is subtle and never hammered: you never feel that you're being preached at, or that the entertainment value is being sacrificed on the altar of politics. It's done by setting a simple story in a war context, and populating it with engaging characters.

    The setup is about as simple as it gets, and it's been used before: soldiers from opposing sides meet up in a remote village. The war in this case is the Korean War, and the village is high in the mountains. So high, and so remote, that the villagers don't know there's a war on. They don’t even know what guns are.

    This invariably leads to confusion and a humorous standoff. There's a noticeable contrast between the villagers, friendly but innocent, and the soldiers, whose sole job is to kill anyone wearing the wrong uniform. The villagers are understandably more concerned about the fact that wild boars are ripping up their fields than about the fact that some men are shouting a lot and pointing sticks and potatoes (as they see guns and grenades) at each other. And while at first we laugh at what we see as the naivete of the villagers, as the film progresses we begin to realize that it's the soldiers who are acting strangely.

    While it's clear that skillful scripting and light-handed direction make this a polished product, what really lifts the film are the performances. Shin Ha-Kyun, an enormously talented actor who's given dazzling performances in Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, JSA, and Save The Green Planet, provides a solid center for the film in his role as Lieutenant Pyo. I can't rave about this man enough: the character that could have sunk the film like a lead weight, when animated by Shin becomes the very heart of the film.

    Jung Jae-Young, as Commander Lee of the North, performs a similar miracle. In the wrong hands, Lee could have become either a two-dimensional action hero or a shallow loser, but Jung fleshes out his character in unexpected ways. And, of course, there's the luminously goofy Kang Hye-Jung, last seen in Old Boy, who turns her crazy girl role into a combination of Puckish sprite and ethereal butterfly.

    There's some fine visual work, too. The wild boar scene is a wonderful piece of semi-fantasy that teeters on the edge of parody but never quite drops over. The whole scene is conducted entirely in slow motion, alternating shots of the enormous CGI animal pursuing various soldiers, with shots of villagers looking frightened, or amazed, or giving directions ("take it that way").

    I could continue enthusing indefinitely, but I shan't. I shall only say that Welcome To Dongmakgol was hugely successful in Korea for a reason. See it, and you'll understand what I'm talking about. It's funny, it's sad, it's warm and fuzzy, it's a gem of Cinema polished to a brilliant shine.

    10 unexpected caches of weapons out of 10

    by Alison Jobling - heroic-cinema.com

    May 6, 2008

    Korean cinema gets a much-needed shot in the arm with Welcome To Dongmakgol, an exhilarating, transcendent anti-war film that marks the impressive directorial debut of filmmaker Park Kwang Hyeon. Set amidst the backdrop of the Korean War, this box office and critical smash explores the converging paths of a group of bitter enemies, who find more than they bargained for in the peaceful mountain village of Dongmakgol.

    This accidental "gathering" begins when a U.S. pilot named Smith (Steve Taschler) crash lands on the outskirts of Dongmakgol, and is taken in by the locals, who despite some hilarious language difficulties, try their best to make the American feel right at home. Smith is soon joined by the last surviving members of a doomed platoon of North Korean soldiers - Commander Lee Su Hwa (Jung Jae Young), Private Jang (Im Ha Ryong), and patriotic teen soldier Taek Ki (Ryoo Deok-Hwan), all of whom end up following a spaced out villager named Yeo Il (Kang Hye Jung) back to the village. Of course, the North Koreans get a little hot under the collar when two South Korean soldiers – Lieutenant Pyo Hyun Chul (Shin Ha Kyun) and the comical medic Moon (Seo Jae Gyung) – show up at the peaceful hamlet as well. The villagers, who don't have a clue that war is ravaging the country, are left wondering just what all the fuss is about.

    After an intense standoff involving the soldiers that quickly turns hilarious thanks to the bewildered, matter-of-fact reactions of the villagers, a stray hand grenade ends up destroying the village's food stores in a popcorn-infused blaze of glory. Realizing the severity of their actions, the two sides form a tentative truce, agreeing to help the villagers restock the warehouse. Although puzzled by the villagers' way of life, the soldiers soon understand that they have found a kind of utopia, where ideology means nothing and the sins of the past can be left far, far behind. But just as they start to settle into this peaceful new world, outside forces threaten to destroy Dongmakgol. Yet even if the soldiers can join forces to protect their new friends, will they survive? Will Dongmakgol?

    Based on the play by Jang Jin and featuring a score by Joe Hisaishi, Welcome To Dongmakgol is a total film experience – you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll definitely be engaged, that's for sure. It's the kind of anti-war film that feels neither heavy-handed nor facile. Despite its Korean setting, it's not so much a movie about Korean reunification, but instead focuses on the idea of peace in general, using the North and South conflict as a way to point out the absurdity of war. But again, it does so without preaching.

    What is perhaps most striking about Welcome To Dongmakgol is its ample use of humor and magical realism to weave its charming little tale. Although "serious" in its message, the film balances its more sober aspects with a healthy dose of comedy. In some ways, the film feels like a successful gag-a-minute comedy, whose jokes are too numerous to mention here, but never seem to fall flat. One standout sequence in the film is the impromptu slow-motion boar hunt, which left this viewer and perhaps the entire theater as well, laughing for the entirety of its duration. Again, it's something that has to be seen to be believed, and it's a credit to the filmmakers (and the actors as well) that they would include such an over-the-top CGI-laden interlude (one that wouldn't look out of place in Kung Fu Hustle), yet still retain the overall realist bent. Part of the reason for this has to be because the scene serves a purpose beyond eliciting chuckles – it marks the beginning of true camaraderie between the rival soldiers. And besides, by that point, Welcome To Dongmakgol can do no wrong.

    The performances are pitch-perfect, from the leads down to the supporting cast, with Jung Jae Young's conflicted North Korean commander and Kang Hye Jung as the childlike Yeo Il being the standouts. And while Americans are usually given the short shrift, even Steve Taschler's Smith (or "Su Mi Su" as the villagers call him) figures heavily into the narrative, becoming an active participant in the plot even though his character has no idea what anyone is saying. Within the time allotted, the filmmakers do their best to make the characters well-rounded, particularly the soldiers.

    Although Park Kwang Hyeon cites Miyazaki as an influence (a visible one in the film, to be sure), there's another Japanese filmmaker that he echoes, particularly in the rousing finale. When the men end up strapping on their weapons and fighting the good fight for the sake of the village, the sequence calls to mind Seven Samurai. But rather than feel perfunctory or contrived, there's a sense of true fellowship that comes right off the screen thanks not only to the performances of the actors involved, but all that has come before. It's a triumphant conclusion, even in its inevitably tragic outcome.

    Ultimately, watching Welcome To Dongmakgol is an experience that mirrors the feelings of the characters it depicts. Like the soldiers in the film, the audience will likely find that they don't want their time in Dongmakgol to end. I certainly didn't, and am eagerly awaiting the next film from its talented young director. If it's even half as good as Welcome To Dongmakgol, then it'll be worth the wait.

    By Calvin McMillin

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    Customer Review of "Welcome to Dongmakgol (DVD) (Korea Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (12)
    Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (14)

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    August 9, 2006

    This customer review refers to Welcome to Dongmakgol Limited Edition
    Well done! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    I finally got around to seeing this movie, and I went in without any real expectations (good or bad) and overall, I enjoyed it. The production values were great! Lots of good special effect jobs and plenty of beautiful scenery/scenes... I didn't even care that lots of it was compltely unrealistic. The action was suspensful, but at times it might seem a bit long depending on what mood you are in, but I think that the movie flows well enough that you aren't worried about other events that could be happening and all you want to do is focus on whats on the screen. I only have a few complaints... one, of course, being the low quality of the english-speaking characters. I didn't mind Smith so much (minus a few VERY poorly pulled off lines) as I was bothered by the incredibly cheezy military banter. Another very minor comparison I must make is that I thought that JSA did a better job at developing the relationship between the two different sides, but you still might shed a tear near the end.

    Bottom line: A well directed action/comedy/drama with some good acting (and some bad acting), beautiful scenery, and well included special effects. It's a movie that will remind you how innocent life can be and how cold the world can seem.
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    May 28, 2006

    Refreshing!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    This film has a very charming and refreshing feel to it. At first I was kinda skepticle but then the flow of the action to calm and the great music too. Includes some laughs like that boar! Though it also offers some tears. Great movie!!
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    Tenette
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    May 23, 2006

    great movie Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    Great movie between north korean, south korean, and american friends...everything pretty much flowed well. Didn't really like any of the american actors, but other than that great story superb acting.
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    March 27, 2006

    Magnificent hymn to peace Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    This film is about peace, loyalty, fraternity and friendship. All these values are the basis of humanity. The environment and cinematography have made possible to create a fairy and idyllic dreamland, where the human beings could live in peace, and that will be broken only by the reality of a meaningless war. It's easy to recognize, and it's actually declared by the author, an inspiration from the Miyazaki Hayao's themes. There is no a real antiamericanism, but a sincere antiwar feeling (that comes a bit from the division of the two Koreas, a problem always vivid for the Korean people). This film is deep and touching, it makes you laugh (it's also very funny), it makes you cry, and, most important, it makes you think to the useless of the bloody conflicts between human beings. Great! Wonderful! Deserving (for me too) the Academy Award
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    March 25, 2006

    1 people found this review helpful

    Welcome to the OSCAR Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    This movie really DESERVES the academy award! Eventhough I didn't know which movie from what country got the academy award for foreign language movie, but... I DO think this the juror made a correct rating if they would think this one it was.
    There are laughters, tensions and tears that wrap this movie. The story itself is quite simple, about a war between South and North Korea and the allied army, a village that was isolated from the outside world and the life of six people from three different countries that influenced by its villagers. Later on, friendship that started out from curiosity become strong bonds to guard the village from the war casualty. Kwan hyun, Park...U did a good work! Good acting supported with nice shoots. BRAVO!!!
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