Sunday, December 31, 2006
The last film I watched in 2006 is a great (older) Korean film: "Joint Security Area" ("공동경비구역 JSA").
In this film, two North Korean soldiers were killed in the JSA. To avoid a bigger conflict or even war to be ignited from this incident, a female Korean Switzerland officer investigates both sides on behalf of neutral countries. Her finding only reveals bigger secret that reflects the pain and inhumanity rooted in the separation between the North and South Korea.
Mr. Park allows us to look deep into these soldiers' heart. They are simply human, all Korean. But unfortunately, they are put into two opposite camps to be enemy of each other. They start to fight for ideology and politics. It's incredible sad that they are force to fire at each other simply because they are born on the different sides of the DMZ.
When will we stop fighting? I think my wish for 2007 would be the peaceful unification between North and South Korea, between Mainland China and Taiwan etc... I am hopeful, as John Lennon wrote:
Imagine there's no countries
In deed, I am a dreamer too.
My rating: 9 out of 10.