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Silmido is a Korean movie. Silmido is based on a military uprising from the island of Silmido in the 1970s. On January 31, 1968, 31 commandos from North Korean Special Unit 124 infiltrated South Korea in a failed mission to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. As a means of retaliation, the South Korean military assembled a team of 31 social outcasts and death/life criminals, training them on the island of Silmido, off the coast of Incheon, in order to behead Kim Il-sung. The mission, regarded a suicide mission, was seen as the only way for these new recruits to redeem themselves and show their loyalty to their country. If they succeeded, they would win their freedom and a new life. With this goal in mind, they endured gruelling, almost inhumane training, becoming finely honed killing machines.

Directed by Kang Woo-suk
Produced by Jonathan Kim
Written by Kim Hie-jae
Release date December 24, 2003 (South Korea)
Running time 135 min.
Language Korean

Sol Kyung-gu (설경구, 薛景求)
Ahn Seong-gi (안성기, 安聖基)
Jeong Jae-yeong (정재영)

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