R-Point war movie
R-Point war movie

R-Point (2004, South Korea)

Original / alternative title: Arpointeu

Categories: fantasy moviesinfantry moviesjungle moviesmystery movies

Running time: 105 minutes

Language: Korean


During Vietnam War the South Korean base in Nah-Trang receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon that was already presumed dead. Lieutenant Choi Tae-in is appointed to lead a small expedition to find and rescue the missing soldiers from the secluded area called R-Point. They travel on gunboat to the place, where previous platoon has landed and continue inland untile they reach a temple in the middle of the jungle. Even though the area seems to be deserted, but when they search for any sign of missing soldiers unusual events begin to occur.

R-Point is one of the few war movies that mix war with supernatural powers or unexplained phenomena. It tells the story of not widely remembered fact that Korean army was one of the biggest participants in the Vietnam War. Of course it isnít based on any actual events, but the whole film is well developed, well delivered and worth watching, even if it isnít typical war movie.

There is just one snag with R-Point - it is perhaps not really politically correct, but letís face it the other races often say that all Asians look alike. Which isnít true, but sometimes it is hard to tell one person from another if they donít have any distinctive features (like f.e. blue hair or long hair). When it comes to army of course there is only one hairstyle, so it doesnít really help. But if we dress them all in identical uniforms it becomes even harder to identify them. Also when they will wear helmets itís hard to see their faces, so itís almost impossible to identify them. But after all that when most of the scenes take place at night... then you can imagine how R-Point looks like for most of the duration.




Our rating

4.8

Film value

7 / 10

Realism factor

1 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

1 / 5



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Creators of R-Point

Su-chang Kong movies

Su-chang Kong movies

Su-chang Kong

screenplay



Cast of R-Point

Woo-seong Kam movies woo-seong-kam

Woo-seong Kam

as Lieutenant Choi Tae-in


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Byung-ho Son

as Sergeant Jin Chang-rok


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Tae-kyung Oh

as Sergeant Jang Young-soo


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Won-sang Park

as Sergeant Cook


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Seon-gyun Lee

as Sergeant Park


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Jin-ho Song

as Sergeant Oh


Byeong-cheol Kim movies byeong-cheol-kim

Byeong-cheol Kim

as Corporal Joh Byung-hoon


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Kyeong-ho Jeong

as Corporal Lee Jae-pil


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Yeong-dong Mun

as Corporal Byun


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Ju-bong Gi

as Captain Park


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Events depicted in R-Point

Vietnam War (1955-1975)