The Battleship Island — Trailer


added: Tue, Jul 4th '17

Check out the U.S. trailer for "The Battleship Island," a new action-driven epic from South Korean director RYOO Seung-wan, whose credits include the hit Korean films "Veteran," "The Berlin File," "The City of Violence," and "Arahan."

The cast features Korean stars HWANG Jung-min (Ode to My Father), SO Ji-sub (A Company Man), SONG Joong-ki (A Werewolf Boy), LEE Jung-hyun (The Admiral), and KIM Su-an (Train to Busan).

The 1940s-set historical thriller tells a fictional story, yet details are drawn from real life.

During the end of WWII, approximately 400-700 Korean civilians were forced to work as coal miners under Japan's colonial rule. These forced laborers were sent to Japan to live under the harsh and brutal conditions of Hashima Island, a remote 16-acre coal-mining isle located off the coast of Nagasaki.

The battleship-shaped island would eventually become a symbol of the rapid post-war industrialization of Japan. But to many Koreans -- especially those who were fortunate enough to escape -- will always remember it as the "Island of Hell."

"The Battleship Island" is scheduled to open in select U.S. cities on August 4th.

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ('Hashima Island') to mine for coal, attempt to escape.


directed by   RYOO Seung-wan

starring   HWANG Jung-min, SO Ji-sub, SONG Joong-ki, LEE Jung-hyun, KIM Su-an

release date   August 4, 2017 (in select U.S. cities)

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