Teaser Trailer for Slave Labor War Film 'Battleship Island' from Korea

March 7, 2017
Source: YouTube

Battleship Island Trailer

"There cannot be a single witness who survives to tell what happened here." CJ Entertainment has released an impressive trailer for a war film titled Battleship Island, from director Ryoo Seung-wan. Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1944, the film is about the 400+ Koreans that were conscripted into slave labor mining coal on an island known as "Battleship Island". They attempt to band together and make an escape. The main cast includes Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki and Lee Jung-hyun. This looks like another strong anti-Japanese film from Korea - between this and The Age of Shadows, some Korean films these days seem to have a strong anti-Japanese agenda. The final scene in this trailer with the candles looks chilling, and I must admit most of this footage is better than expected. I'm curious about this.

Here's the first official trailer (+ posters) for Ryoo Seung-wan's Battleship Island, direct from YouTube:

Battleship Island Poster

Battleship Island Poster

1944, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, conscripted civilians head out to the Hashima island. Nicknamed 'The Battleship Island' after its resemblance to a war vessel, some are lured by false promises of high wages. Lee, a bandmaster of a jazz bigband and his only daughter, Choi, a thug, and Mallyeon are among the workers. But upon arrival, they found that the island turns out to be an isolated hell where the workers are forced into slave labor. As the Pacific War nears its end, Park, a Korean independence activist assigned on a mission to rescue a Korea's spiritual leader from the island. Battleship Island is directed by Korean filmmaker Ryoo Seung-wan, of Veteran, The Berlin File, The Unjust, and The City of Violence previously. CJ Entertainment will release Battleship Island in US theaters starting this summer. Stay tuned.

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Looks alright. I was thinking about visiting Gunkanjima later this year. Seems it was weird UNESCO gave this island World Heritage Status.

DAVIDPD on Mar 7, 2017


Japan has never apologized to the Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery ( comfort women)...

tarek on Mar 8, 2017


cool story...this has nothing to do with that

SillySock on Mar 8, 2017


Cool reply...this has nothing to do with my comment.

tarek on Mar 8, 2017


I like turtles

SillySock on Mar 8, 2017


I like chocolate too.

tarek on Mar 8, 2017


but you don't like making sense or staying on topic

SillySock on Mar 8, 2017


Only when I eat chocolate while riding a turtle and laughing at you.

tarek on Mar 8, 2017


They key to having a good sparring partner is that they have to be somewhat proficient at boxing. I've essentially found a moron who has never even heard of the sport. It's impressive you can operate a keyboard.

SillySock on Mar 8, 2017


Easy. I got my keyboard licence category AHAHAH.

tarek on Mar 8, 2017


This didn't even make sense to him

SillySock on Mar 8, 2017


Not a fan of the cinematography

SillySock on Mar 8, 2017


Japan makes cars

SillySock on Mar 8, 2017


Terrible things happen in history. This looks interesting ...

shiboleth on Mar 8, 2017

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