War of the Arrows

Han-min Kim, 2011, South Korea, 122 min

Saskatchewan Theatrical Premiere, One Screening Only
Sunday, May 6 2012, 3:30pm, The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 18)
Film contains sequences of Bloody Violence and Historic Battles
Official Site: http://wellgousa.com/war-of-the-arrows

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Synopsis

13 years after the King Injo Revolt, the Chosun Dynasty is attacked by the Chung Dynasty of China. A young man named Na-mi leaves his demolished village to find his young sister, Ja-in, and her finance Su-koon, who were to wed on the very day of the attack. While on his mission to rescue her, he is being traced by Jushinta, a fierce Chung Warrior, and his band of malicious men who are out to stop him. Na-mi has but a day to rescue his sister before she is taken away to be a slave. When Na-mi finally finds his sister, Jushinta comes between them and a fierce battle between two of the finest warriors unfolds.

Buzz

“Kim Han-min’s anything-but-dull drama set in the 17th century is, for all its fancy robes and bedazzled leather, a heart-stopping action pic with an extended chase scene in which bows and arrows prove every bit as thrilling as martial arts or souped-up weaponry ever did” – Korean Grindhouse

“The action comes hard and heavy, and if a war of arrows doesn’t sound incredibly engaging to you, trust me, this is one time you’re wrong. The film manages to make the battle sequences remarkably thrilling and heavy hitting. Even though there is very little hand to hand combat, the long distance fighting via bow & arrow, spear, and any other throwing implement you can think of is riveting” – Twitchfilm

Programmer’s Opinion

WAR OF THE ARROWS was the highest grossing Korean film in 2011, second highest overall only to that third Bayformers flick. It seems no one in the world is safe from Michael. I digress; back to War of the Arrows. Koreans loooved this movie in 2011. They went to see it 7.46 million times! Considering they bought only a few hundred thousand more tickets that year for Bay’s crapfest those are exceptional numbers. What I am trying to say is that Koreans cannot be wrong all the time. When they see a good homegrown movie they like they wholly embrace it like an Olympic champion, who saved a school bus full of nuns and school children from an ambush of tigers on their way to a local strip mall opening, and they will watch the heck out of it. War of the Arrows struck that chord with the viewing public. There is a lot going for it; thrilling adventure, lots of awesome arrow action and Korean pride to boot!

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