R-Point

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R-Point
R-Point film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul
Revised Romanization Al pointeu
McCune–Reischauer Al p‘oint‘ŭ
Directed by Kong Su-chang
Produced by Choi Kang-hyeok
Jang Yun-hyeon
Written by Kong Su-chang
Starring Kam Woo-sung
Son Byung-ho
Oh Tae-kyung
Park Won-sang
Lee Sun-kyun
Ahn Nae-sang
Kim Byeong-cheol
Jeon Kyeong-ho
Mun Yeong-dong
Music by Pa-lan Dal
Cinematography Seok Hyeong-jing
Edited by Nam Na-yeong
Distributed by Cinema Service
Release date(s)
  • 13 August 2004 (2004-08-13)
Running time 111 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $6,744,984[1]

R-Point (Hangul: 알 포인트) is a 2004 Korean horror film written and directed by Kong Su-chang and starring Kam Woo-sung and Son Byung-ho. It is set in 1972 Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. However, most of the movie was shot in Cambodia. Bokor Hill Station plays a prominent part of the movie, in this case doubling as a colonial French plantation.

Synopsis[edit]

On 7 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nha-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead. The high-command assigns the veteran and decorated Lieutenant Choi Tae-in to lead a squad with eight other soldiers and rescue the missing soldiers from the R-Point. When they arrive in the location, they have a shooting and defeat a Vietnamese woman with a machine gun in a trench. Later, they find a tombstone telling that one hundred years ago, Chinese killed Vietnamese, dropped them in a lake and built a temple over the place, being a sacred location to the Vietnamese. They find an immense, but empty mansion, where they set up their base. They have a week to find the missing soldiers, but time is passing slowly when one of them dies in a horrible way, and instead of finding answers, they encounter more mysteries...

Marketing[edit]

Before the film was released, filmmakers conducted various viral marketings to promote the film. The official website, www.rpoint.com, carried several fictional articles such as journal written by an American war correspondent, statements made by various soldiers who witnessed events from the film, radio transmission received by Korean soldiers, internet news links about missing Korean soldiers in Vietnam, and the fictional timeline of R-Point.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

2004 Grand Bell Awards[2]
  • Best Sound
  • Nomination - Best New Director - Kong Su-chang
2004 Blue Dragon Film Awards
  • Nomination - Best Supporting Actor - Son Byung-ho
  • Nomination - Best New Director - Kong Su-chang
2004 Korean Film Awards
  • Nomination - Best Supporting Actor - Son Byung-ho
  • Nomination - Best New Director - Kong Su-chang

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