Welcome to Dongmakgol (웰컴투 동막골) is a 2005 South Korean movie set during the Korean War. Soldiers from both the North and South, as well as an American pilot find themselves in a secluded and naïvely idealistic village, its residents unaware of the outside circumstances, including the war. A U.S. Navy pilot, Neil Smith, is caught in a mysterious storm of butterflies while flying over a remote part of Korea. He is found by local villagers who nurse him back to health. Time stands still in this village called Dongmakgol. They have no knowledge of modern technology, such as guns and grenades, and no one has any idea of the conflict raging in the outside world.
Directed by Park Kwang-hyun
Written by Park Heung-shik, Song Hye-jin
Music by Joe Hisaishi
Release date 2005 (South Korea)
Running time 133 min.