Please come to Dongmo Village

Romaine 2022-09-02 05:27:04

I was once again shocked by a Korean movie today - #Welcome to Dongmo Village#. It's the happiest war movie I've ever seen, and it's also one of the most tearful movies.
The stories that make people cry the most are often those stories with tears in their laughter, like drinking a cup of tea, the front is sweet, but the last sip makes you miserable. This kind of taste is the most profound and touching. Such as # Dream Flower Fall Knows How much#, such as #raise King Kong#, also such as #Welcome to Dongmo Village#. Tears came unexpectedly, and touching came naturally.
The director explained the clues of the story very cleanly at the beginning, and then when the camera turned, a group of soldiers in South Korean military uniforms were arguing over the issue of whether to leave the wounded. Pyongyang. However, Li Xiuhua, the leading officer, disobeyed the order and could not bear to leave the wounded. The adjutant raised his gun behind his back, and North Korean soldiers launched an ambush on them at the last minute, followed by a hail of bullets, blood and blood, a brutal war scene that didn't fit the posters that everyone laughed and such a friendly title. But it is also the connotation of this film. The relaxed rhythm hides a lot of murderous intentions, and there are all kinds of helplessness behind the cheerfulness. The director is very good at foreshadowing, and explained a lot of information in the first few minutes. Officer Li Xiuhua is fierce in appearance, but kind in heart, which explains why he did not kill North Korean soldier Captain Pyo and soldier Moon Sang-sang while they were sleeping. The young soldier Xu Zeji, who survived the ambush this time, was initially hostile to Captain Biao and Wen Shangxiang, who were both in Dongmo Village, because he witnessed the brutal scene of the other side killing his comrades in this war. Therefore, the director is very good at telling stories, hiding burdens, setting up suspense, and using a few shots and a few lines to explain the development of the complex later. Such examples abound in the film, such as the surviving South Korean army leader Li Xiuhua, the young soldier Xu Zeji, and the veteran Zhang Rongxi Valley who used light bullets to fight snakes, and then confronted Captain Biao and Wen Shang who came to Dongmo Village together. Zhong had to take out a grenade, and accidentally blew up the granary, and then stayed together to help the villagers accumulate grain. When Yuyi, a silly girl from Dongmo Village, heard the gunshots, she thought it sounded good and applauded cheerfully. This explains why the isolated villagers of Dongmo Village are so calm when holding guns and bullets on both sides. Triggered a series of laughs. At the same time, although the film does not explain the background of Dongmo Village, the audience already knows from the director's lens that the people of Dongmo Village are simple and kind and indifferent to the world.
The tense and relaxed rhythm of the film alternates with each other, coupled with Hisaishi's dreamlike music, the intensity is just right, and the viewing is very strong. The director explained the background in 20 minutes, and immediately let the audience enter the state. The laughter in it is full of warmth, very life-like, natural and simple, unlike some films that are deliberately funny for the sake of being funny. For example, at the most tense moment of the confrontation between the two sides, Captain Biao was aiming at Li Xiuhua, who had a hand grenade, and was about to shoot. Suddenly, a villager appeared to report to the village chief about the attack of the wild boar, which made the audience's just-rising adrenaline drop back to the original point. , Then, the villagers were chatting and discussing what to do. One of the villagers said that they would punch the wild boar a few times in the eye, and let it go back and tell the family that Dongmo Village is not easy to mess with, so if you are afraid, you will not dare to come again. Then I asked another villager what he would do after being punched in the eye a few times. The other person immediately said angrily that he would call his family to take revenge together, and the other person was embarrassed and said that he should stop hitting them. Such a comedic effect makes people temporarily forget the two parties who are fighting back, just like in a peaceful and peaceful place like Dongmo Village, it makes people temporarily forget the war and death outside.
Then, during the confrontation between the two sides, the grenade pull ring was accidentally pulled off, and the grenade accidentally fell to the ground. At this time, Captain Biao rushed to the grenade on the ground, trying to reduce the power of the explosion to prevent harm to innocent people (director Here is another foreshadowing, showing us the captain's self-sacrifice, which explains why he would sacrifice his life to save the enemy's Xu Zeji when the wild boar attacked). No one was blown up by the grenade, but it blew up the granary unexpectedly. The popcorn all over the sky was dreamy like a fairy tale, as beautiful and romantic as the stars and butterflies in the sky behind. It is also in stark contrast to the bloody and cruelty of war. Looking at the sky of butterflies through the broken fighter plane, the director is saying, put down the weapons, without war, we will see a world as beautiful as a dream.
Well, the clues of the story have gradually surfaced. Dongmo Village has changed due to the arrival of several soldiers. In addition to the hostile sides of South Korea and North Korea, there is also Captain Smith of the United States who had to stay in Dongmo Village after a plane crash. It began to become detached from reality. The US military aided South Korea was looking for Smith at the command post full of war, and the soldiers and Smith began to help the villagers accumulate food. The two hostile parties who were working together also let go of their hostility and even became Brother (Shang Xiang regards veteran Rongxi as his eldest brother, and the two also tease each other, sleeping together and chatting and laughing), in the process, the director has portrayed the life of Dongmo Village so perfectly, so perfect that people can't bear to wake up. Come on, but some places are so perfect that they are out of touch with reality. A wild boar that even fears three points of wolves is so easily subdued, and a slightly sharp wooden stick can pierce the bristles and hides of wild boars that are difficult to shoot through. And the hair of those soldiers hasn't grown in a few months, and the slow-motion characters in the wild boar fight are completely out of touch with the background, and they look too fake. But the flaws can't cover up the other brilliant strokes. Captain Biao and Li Xiuhua, the serious-looking officers of the two armies, were hiding in the grass together, and they looked funny when they discovered each other. When the deserter Captain Biao collapsed in the grass after letting go of his crazy "landslide" once, he recalled his contradictions and hesitations when he received an order to prevent the enemy tanks from crossing the river at the expense of a bridge of refugees' lives. The actor's performance was very infectious. Force, the switching of the camera is just right, and it also explains the reason why Captain Biao is a deserter. He is probably the same as Li Xiuhua, and he did not execute the order. And the director also interspersed the conversation and actions of the US military command post when creating a comic effect, reminding us not to indulge in this beauty, this is a cruel war film. Sure enough, when Ruyi, a fool who was always carefree, died and was snatched by the soldiers who came to look for Smith, tears broke out. Jiang Huizhen, who played Ruyi, played her daughter in #oldboy#. Boy# The scene where Jiang Huizhen and Cui Minzhi hugged in the snow in the last dress in red at the end, the picture is equally poignant, the latter's poignant beauty is hope after despair, the former's poignant beauty is despair after hope, and the poignant beauty is even more bleak.
Another thing that moved me in particular was that there was a scene where the soldiers from the three parties changed into clothes from Dongmo Village, and on the clothesline were the military uniforms of the two armies of North and South Korea. Needless to say, the symbolic meaning was just in my head at that time. Zhong worked very hard to recall whether there were similar scenes like the Kuomintang and the Communist Army in Chinese film and television works, but unfortunately, there was none. Korean movies are just about the freedom of creation, not as cliché as China is almost killed with a stick. I think Asian movies were in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, in China in the 1980s and 1990s, and in Korea after the 1900s. After the millennium, good Korean films have emerged one after another. Although there are few particularly influential works, the overall quality is enough to make domestic films ashamed. Chinese movies have no shortage of subject matter and background, but half of good movies are ruined by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, and the other half are ruined by investors who just want to make a quick buck and some unsatisfactory directors. This film was recommended by South Korea for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 2005. In contrast, what did my country recommend this year? ! ——# Wuji#, I can't help laughing.
The atmosphere of this film is relatively optimistic, and many details can be reflected. For example, when the villagers and the soldiers were forced by guns, they pretended to be husband and wife, pretending to be children and his father. Even before the bloodshed and death, the director did not forget to be humorous. . There are many people who think that in the end of the story, the three-party soldiers went to attract artillery fire for the safety of Dongmo Village, and the scenes of killing themselves and jerking off were too sensational and too fake. Indeed, the director was obsessed here, with excessive force, out of reality, and artificial obscenity. In the end, the characters were heroic and stereotyped. At the end, the three of them greeted the fireworks with a smile in the snow, like a fireworks event. The director made the dream so beautiful in front of him that the alarm clock rang and he didn’t wake up. A lot of people think that this is what ruined the film. However, in the face of cruel reality and heavy history, why can we deceive ourselves and have a happy dream?

In addition, Hisaishi's soundtrack, master-level, is really not covered.

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Welcome to Dongmakgol quotes

  • Teacher Kim: [in English] How are you?

    Smith: What?

    Teacher Kim: How are you?

    Smith: How do you think I am, huh? I mean, how do you think I am? Look at me, huh? I mean, look at me! I'm tied up with sticks here. You know, I feel like shit! Like shit!

    Village Chief: [in Korean] Not going well?

    Teacher Kim: It's strange. You can see, like it says here, sir.

    Village Chief: I can't read that.

    Teacher Kim: Yes, sir. Well, if I say

    [in English]

    Teacher Kim: 'How are you?', he should say

    [in English]

    Teacher Kim: 'Fine, and you?'. That's the right American answer, so then I can say,

    [in English]

    Teacher Kim: 'I'm fine'. Only then is this a completed thing. But he's a bit...

    Villager: Why isn't he doing as he should? Is he picking a fight?