The Showdown (2011)

  |  Action, Drama, History


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After a battle between Joseon and Qing forces in Manchuria only three soldiers from Joseon survive. They take refuge in an abandoned inn. Soon it is clear that they have as much to fear from each other as from the Qing forces.


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21 October 2019 | kosmasp
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| Threes a crowd
Or something along those lines, if I remember correctly. On the other hand it is also individuals, because everyone has their own agenda. The movie tries to give us perspective with flashbacks and reveals quite a few things about honor, loyalty and betrayal. Generally speaking this is very well made with a stunning opening battle that sets things into motion.

Choreography is good, just don't expect there to be much more of that, because it is more of a character piece (with occasional stunts/action thrown in for good measure). A really fine developed one, though I would understand if some might feel this to go on for a bit to long too, that is always in the eye of the beholder. If you like Eastern movies in general you're probably in the right place though

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Plot Summary


Genres

Action | Drama | History

Details

Release Date:

24 February 2011

Language

Korean, Mandarin


Country of Origin

South Korea

Filming Locations

South Korea

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,996

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