The Great Battle: Korea’s first action blockbuster that depicts Goguryeo Dynasty!

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Korean action blockbuster movie The Great Battle portrays one of the fiercest battles in East Asia that took place over 88 days, starring actors Jo In SungNam Joo HyukPark Sung Woong and joined by other supporting cast members like AOA’s Kim SeolhyunSung Dong Il and Bae Seong Woo.

The film kicks off with an epic battle of Mt. Jupil, and goes on to portray 2 separate siege battles and climaxing with battle for a giant dirt mountain. In order to realistically convey all characters involved, director Kim Kwang Sik referenced over 100 books. 

“Not only battles in Ansi, Goguryeo in general lacks historical records, so writing the script was no easy feat. Using what’s left to us, we went with story beats that felt 100% realistic. Other narrative elements were infused with cinematic liberties.” 

Director Kim Kwang Sik
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Lead actor Jo In Sung has become a young and sexy leader as the commander of Ansi Fortress, Yang Manchun“I started with what kind of leader Ansi needed. I worked hard to create a leader who is humble and worked tirelessly for his people,” said Jo In Sung about his character.
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After facing defeat from the battle at Mt. Jupil, Samul (Nam Joo Hyuk) is given a covert assassination mission by General Yeon and returns to Ansi Fortress. “I was completely stunned at the fact that a story this delightfully gratifying exists,” said actor Nam Joo Hyuk. This movie also marks his spectacular big screen debut.
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Having never lost a battle, Emperor Taizong (Bae Sung Woong) is often called the ‘God of War’. Director Kim said “His overwhelming presence alone was enough to cast him as the menacing Taizong.” Wanting to create the fiercest character of his career, Park Sung Woong said “It’ll be possible to show history’s thrilling and moving moments in The Great Battle.” 

Catch the trailer for The Great Battle:

In 645AD, the Tang Dynasty’s emperor Li starts his invasion into Goguryeo, one of the ancient kingdoms of Korea. One victory after another, the Tang army marches into Ansi, protected by General Yang, the lord of the fortress. Abandoned by his country and outnumbered by thousands, the brave general gathers his men and women to face the Tang army on his own.

The Great Battle (rated NC16 violence) opens in Singapore cinemas on 18 October 2018. Stay tuned as we’ll be giving out tickets to the preview screening happening on 17 October!

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