Viewers will have the opportunity to attend a free presentation of the movie “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War” at Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Road S.W., on Wednesday, June 25 at 6 p.m.
“Tae Guk Gi” is reported to be the most successful film in Korean history, and recently became the No. 1 box office film of all time in South Korea. The Korean wartime epic belongs to the brand of sweeping, conflict-era drama epitomized by “Saving Private Ryan,” “Gone with the Wind” and TV miniseries “North and South.”
The solid, family-based core and the choreographed chaos of the film’s battle scenes contribute to its greatness. Writer/director Kang Je-gyu dedicates himself to the human side of a grand tale, to people who have been uprooted by history, to make an extraordinary film. “Tae Guk Gi” tells the story of a nation, and also the story of the importance of loyalty to one’s family. That message, and the images that go with it, will stay with the filmgoer.
Pierce County Library System is showing the movie on the anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25, 1950, in honor of Korean War veterans.
The movie will be shown in Korean with English subtitles. Refreshments will be provided.
FRIENDS of Lakewood Library sponsor this free program.