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Product Title: Daikanminkoku1 Daikanminkoku1 Daikanminkoku1 大韓民国1% 海兵隊特殊捜索隊 海兵隊特殊捜索隊 Daikanminkoku1
Artist Name(s): Kim Min Ki | Son Byung Ho | Lee Ah Lee 金 民基 | 孫秉浩 | Lee Ah Lee 金 民基 | 孙秉浩 | Lee Ah Lee キム・ミンギ | ソン・ビョンホ | イ・アイ | イム・ウォンヒ 김 민기 | 손병호 | 이아이
Release Date: 2011-08-26
Publisher Product Code: JDXB-26980
Place of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Other Information: DVD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024512752

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タイトル:大韓民国1%: 海兵隊特殊捜索隊
出演:イ・アイ/ソン・ビョンホ/イム・ウォンヒ/キム・ミンギ
監督:チョ・ミョンナム(監督)/チョ・マンベ(脚本)/ユン・ホンギ(脚本)/ジョン・デソン(脚本)

入隊率わずか1%の海兵隊特殊捜索隊 父への秘めた想いを胸に、イ・ユミの挑戦がはじまる—
男でもほとんど耐えられないという海兵隊訓練過程を、1位で通過した女副士官イ・ユミ。彼女の夢である、海兵隊特殊捜索隊に志願し、念願の入隊を果たす。意気揚々と日々を過ごすイ・ユミだったが、女だからと好奇の目で見られ、チーム内の階級下の兵士からは上官扱いされず、散々な目に遭う。特に別のチーム長であるワン・ジョンパル下士からは、アプローチを拒み続けたことで恨みを買い、徹底的に目の敵にされる。だが、どんな逆境にも耐え、諦めないイ・ユミ。彼女にはどうしても海兵隊特殊捜索隊の中で認められなければいけない、ある理由があったのだ。そして、2ヶ月が経ち、ついに第3チームのチーム長を任されることになる。
ひたむきに頑張るイ・ユミの姿に感化され、最初は反発していた同僚たちも協力し合い、軍事訓練において万年最下位のチームだった第3チームは力を発揮していく。しかし、師団級訓練の過程で、次第にまわりから認められていくイ・ユミを面白く思わないワン・ジョンパル下士の卑劣な妨害工作にあい、彼らは思わぬところに不時着してしまう。彼らが不時着した場所は、北朝鮮の領土だった…。

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言語/音声:韓国語:DD

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製作年:2010
備考:1枚組
日本小売価格:¥3800

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September 25, 2010

This professional review refers to Republic of Korea 1% (DVD) (Korea Version)
Serving up a Korean take on G.I. Jane is Republic of Korea 1%, a comedy following a young woman's efforts to break into the country's elite Special Forces. Actress Lee Ah Lee (The Legend) is the petty officer in question stepping up to this considerable challenge, with director Jo Myung Nam (A Bold Family) attempting to play the scenario for a mixture of laughs, thrills and gender role commentary. With Lee as the only female soldier, the film also offers up a strong supporting cast of male rivals that includes comedian Lim Won Hee (recently in Dachimawa Lee and Son Byung Ho (Running Wild). The film's title refers to the fact that only 1% of officers manage to make the Special Forces grade and become the best of the country's best. Lee Ah Lee plays petty officer Lee Yu Mi, an attractive, driven young woman who is determined to beat the odds and overcome male chauvinism to take her place amongst the top dogs. Standing in her way is institutional prejudice, not to mention a number of guys who are willing to do anything to jump ahead of her in the race. The worst of these is a particularly nasty specimen called Jong Pal (Lim Won Hee), who reverts to all manner of cheap tricks to try and undermine her. Things seem to be going bad for Lee when she is assigned to lead the worst team in the company, forcing her to double her efforts in her fight to win respect.

It doesn't take long to realise that despite the potentially searching subject matter, Republic of Korea 1% is not a film which takes itself too seriously, starting off in wacky Police Academy style with lots of leering close-ups of certain parts of Lee Ah Lee's anatomy. Certainly, it's hard to take most of the men seriously as would be special forces, given that the bulk of them are dropouts and clowns, and by grouping Lee in with them the film quickly becomes an underdog story rather than a confrontational piece about gender politics. Indeed, apart from a few vague dents to the collective male pride, it's really neither here nor there that she is female, especially since Jong Pal is such a heel that he would clearly be scheming against anyone who got in his way. Similarly, despite the 99% male cast, most of whom are frequently shirtless and conspicuously drenched in sweat or oiled up, there really isn't much testosterone in the air.

This doesn't matter too much, as she makes for a likeable protagonist who is easy to root for, thanks to a charismatic performance from Lee, as well as the fact that she is the only properly fleshed out character in the cast. Although it does dip into a little soul searching and redemption story territory during the middle, the film is largely driven by her admirable refusal to give up, and this gives it a suitably rousing feel, making for some definite crowd pleasing moments as lessons are learned all round. More importantly, whilst the film could be seen as missed opportunity to tackle an important issue, on the other hand it also avoids the need to make a pretty obvious point, as there hopefully aren't likely to be too many audience members hoping that Lee will fail just to teach the women of Korea their place.

Jo's direction is impressively cinematic, with lots of swooping panoramic shots, and the film has a Hollywood, Michael Bay-lite feel, complete with an occasionally soaring soundtrack. This allows for the gags to sit quite comfortably alongside the action, and the film is funny in a way which never really undermines its attempts to thrill. This becomes increasingly important, as Jo introduces some real threat during the third act as the final training test goes badly wrong. This is probably just as well, since the lack of any conflict had previously left the viewer wondering how it would test its characters or provide any kind of catharsis. Although driven by coincidence this sudden injection of danger works well, bringing in some action and picking up the pace. This also pulls the film to a satisfying conclusion, not only in narrative terms but also its characters, with a few emotional, though suitable developments.

Like Republic of Korea 1% as a whole, the ending doesn't really say anything unexpected, though it certainly doesn't fail to entertain. With the cast on good form and with Jo's direction fittingly bombastic when it needs to be, the film stands as a solid, enjoyable piece of commercial cinema.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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