Distributor: Well Go USA
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Director: Kang Hyoung-Chul
Presented by: Korean Cultural Center DC
2018, South Korea, 133 minutes, Digital, NR
Language: Korean, English, Mandarin, and Japanese with English subtitles
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In this swinging musical drama set during the Korean War, the soldiers at a POW camp plan a tap show to distract both themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of war. Led by a former Broadway dancer and a rebellious North Korean soldier, the band of prisoners find a new sense of freedom in dancing.
“Fancifully snappy dance numbers vie with grisly bullet ballet for top set piece honors: Kang stages both with aplomb, leaving audiences caught between crying and cheering.”
— Guy Lodge, Variety
“Tells an engaging, enjoyable story, peppered with impressive dance numbers.”
— Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times