Butterflies are still flying, Dongmo will be beautiful

Fern 2022-09-10 16:14:52

After watching the movie, I felt like I had a dream at first, and then I woke up. Movies are like a fairy tale, and fairy tales also have an end, and dreams will eventually wake up.
The feeling from beginning to end is that the soundtrack of the movie is really divine. It was the first time that the three North Korean militiamen saw Yuyi's soundtrack, the soundtrack of Popcorn Rain, and the soundtrack of flying butterflies in the sky, all of which were deeply moving. Later, I learned that the soundtrack for the film was the famous Joe Hisaishi. My first acquaintance with Hisaishi started from Hayao Miyazaki's anime, "Nausicaa", "Castle in the Sky", "Listening to the Side Ear", "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Away", etc. Every time the picture and music are perfect The combination can make me immersive, and my heart seems to be able to dance with the music. His collaborations with Takeshi Kitano's "That Summer, Tranquil Sea", "Sonata", "Kiujiro's Summer" and "Fireworks" will immerse the audience again and again.
The best thing in this film is "Welcome to DongMakGol", listening to the pure humming melody like a choir, what I see in my heart is the beautiful starry sky and the bright Milky Way. "To the Village" is light yet witty and moving tones. "Paradise" seems to be in the same tune as the theme tune, but the prelude of the latter is played with an orchestral instrument, which is another feeling. Although lonely and desolate and independent, it is beautiful and full of hope, just like Dongmo. The soundtrack of "Death of Yeoil" fell like raindrops at the beginning, to the sadness in the middle, and the tactful aftertaste at the end, just like Yuyi's short and beautiful appearance and ending in the film.
It has to be said that this time, Hisaishi has let the guest take the lead again!

Is this a war movie, a comedy, or an art movie? Later, I thought for a long time, maybe the director is just telling a story about life, about war, about human nature. It's a movie with a strong anti-war theme, and it's also a movie full of romanticism, but I don't think that's what really moves people's hearts. It is something that exists in life and is often overlooked by us. Sometimes innocence and kindness have the power to destroy the dead.
What the film wants to show is the most primitive power of human nature. The simple villagers have absolutely no relationship with the mundane concepts such as fighting, killing, possessiveness and domination. What they have is peace and tranquility. This kind of steady force rooted in the soil is more contagious and convincing than any threat of guns and violence. The Korean People's Army and the South Korean Army unknowingly put down their weapons and began to share a short-lived peace with the villagers. Everyone longs for peace, but sometimes, only by killing the other party can one survive. But who made such a cruel choice?
The audience saw the simple eyes of the villagers, which contrasted with the eyes of the fierce but uneasy soldiers, and the soldiers' panic and vigilance gradually became softer with the days in Dongmo Village, and finally changed to Dongmo. The clothing of the villagers, Americans also put aside language barriers and cultural barriers, and slowly integrated with the villagers. This is a kind of "human nature" assimilation power, and the source of power comes from the depths of everyone's heart. Just as those who are thirsty and struggling in the desert have found an oasis, those who are eager for peace and tranquility in their hearts have found a beautiful utopia. The end of the story is tragic, but when a person is willing to use his life to protect the land that brings him even a moment of peace and beauty, what is there to regret?
The beautiful silly girl Yu Yi, the elderly village chief, a slightly educated teacher, a naughty child, and a hospitable villager. When Yuyi faced the gun, she was worried about whether anyone would be bitten by the snake. When the soldiers threatened the villagers with guns and grenades they had never seen in their lives, everyone was also discussing how to deal with the wild boars. It seemed that the wild boars wanted to Far more terrifying than the soldiers in front of him. Even if Second Lieutenant Biao accidentally blew up the granary that they had kept for the winter, the villagers would rather go hungry than let the soldiers eat first. In the end, everyone worked in the fields to harvest grain, rebuild the bombed granary, and played football together. When the second lieutenant Biao slipped down from the hillside on a straw mat alone, he was like a big boy smiling happily and forgot. The pain of war. Everyone lives together every day, singing and dancing under the bonfire in the night sky. Days seem so carefree, I wish the story ended here.
But with the arrival of soldiers looking for the American pilot, the peace of the village is once again shattered. When the head of the village was bleeding, the soldiers took up arms and started to resist, when Yuyi quietly left the people she loved, and the people who loved her. The villagers began to cry for the first time, and for the first time truly experienced the cruelty of war. When the soldier picked up the gun to avenge the dead Yu Yi and killed the captured soldier, he thought of the girl who was drinking rain in the rain, but finally did not pull the trigger, dropped the gun, and cried alone. Because he knew it wouldn't change anything. And finally realized that the war is not over, and a bigger disaster is coming.
Therefore, the implementation of the plan to blast the bridge was the second lieutenant Biao, who had personally killed the refugees and left the camp because of self-blame, and attempted suicide. And Moon Sang-sang, another soldier, only dreams of living a good life with beautiful women in Jongno. The three members of the North Korean militia, commander Li Xiuhua, are reluctant to leave the wounded and meet the adjutant, a veteran with a family, a child who has fallen in love with the silly Yuyi, and the innocent and simple villagers. This war is not their war, nor is it the war of the Koreans or the Koreans. That's America's war. The loss of an American pilot was carefully taken care of by the villagers, but they did not know that it was this American who would bring disaster to them. Movies are movies after all, and there will always be heroes who come forward. And the film does not tell us how great and glorious heroes are, but tells us why they become heroes and the price they have to pay to become heroes.
Writing this, I remembered what Dumbledore said to Harry Potter in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets": "It is not our abilities that show what we truely are, it is our choices." The ego is not your ability, but your choice. At first, Wen Shangxiang, a medic who was unwilling to sacrifice himself, finally took up arms. In the end, because of the death of the veteran, he died with the enemy.
He has made a choice, he has chosen a road that cannot be turned back to be himself, to be a flesh and blood person. It may be too difficult and tragic for him, and it may be contrary to his original dream, but if he is asked to choose the second time, he will definitely pull the trigger without hesitation. Maybe that's what the movie is trying to tell us.
The butterfly somewhere in his heart has already danced, and he does not want to let it be destroyed by artillery fire and gunpowder. At this time, he does not represent the Korean army, but a person who is willing to do everything to protect his spiritual home.

People from different regions but with the same purpose come together. At this time, there were no North and South Korea, no United Nations troops, only people who hoped for peace and tranquility, wearing warm clothes donated by the same villagers, fighting under the same starry sky. As in "Batman Begins" when asked, "At least let me know your name," Batman replies: "it's not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me." The villagers may never know , those strange soldiers stayed on that hillside forever for them, and that hillside where the fireworks were especially brilliant at night was imprinted in the innocent eyes of the children, with no names and nothing to record.
There may be flaws in the movie, such as the scene of catching a wild boar, which is obviously too dramatic, and the special effects are not well done. But the flaws do not hide the flaws. I have to say that this is one of the most successful Korean movies in recent years. There is less impetuousness and paleness that Korean movies often have, and more thinking about human nature and war and peace. At the end of the film, Li Xiuhua and Second Lieutenant Biao, who were originally mortal enemies, watched the bombs fall from the sky, but they smiled at each other. As Second Lieutenant Biao said, if it wasn't for war, if we met in other places, maybe we would really become friends. .
The butterfly landed on the soldier's hat covered in heavy snow, and flew again, not knowing where to go. Everything is like it never happened. Butterflies are still flying, Dong Mo will be very beautiful, at this time, "Welcome to DongMakGol" by Joe Hisaishi plays again, the girl puts flowers in the sleeping boy's ear, the boy does not know what he dreamed, and smiled sweetly, maybe it was a A world without gunpowder.
Finally, "Boss, here's a bucket of grenade-flavored popcorn!".

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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?