Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Operation Chromite showing with English subtitles in Korea this week

"Operation Chromite" will show this week in Korea with English subtitles:
  • Tues 08/09 7:50pm CGV SincheonArtreon
  • Wed 08/10 7:50pm CGV Yeouido
  • Thurs 08/11 7:50pm CGV Yongsan
Sadly I won't be able to attend any of these screenings, so I hope more are released. Check the KoBiz page here for updates to showtimes (and for all other English subtitled screenings) and follow "All in Korean" on Facebook to get notified. They are how I found out about this, and do a good job of keeping an eye on the KoBiz page (which disappointingly, like most Korean sites, doesn't offer a subscription feed). 

US Ambassador to Korea, Mark Lippert, visited the set of the movie during filming and had this to say about it:

What I find particularly interesting about this film, though, is that the exclusive focus is not on General MacArthur, played by Liam Neeson, but instead on a group of brave Korean heroes who participated in Operation X-Ray, the intelligence-gathering operation that made the landing of U.S. forces possible.  For South Koreans, I imagine this movie will instill pride, and it will remind moviegoers – both in this country and my own – just how well our two great nations work together, no matter how harsh the conditions or difficult the mission. [The Lipperts in Korea: On the Set of Operation Chromite]

Here's the trailer for the film:

And finally, if you're interested about the real historical Operation Chromite and the Incheon Landings, check out ROK Drop's informative post here:

The film will also be released August 12 in the USA in select theaters. If you get a chance to see it, let me know how you liked it. So far friends have said it's predicable but still very enjoyable. 

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