The Coast Guard (film)

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The Coast Guard
The Coast Guard movie poster.jpg
The Coast Guard movie poster
Revised Romanization Haeanseon
McCune–Reischauer Haeansŏn
Directed by Kim Ki-duk[1]
Produced by Kim Dong-joo
Lee Seung-jae
Written by Kim Ki-duk
Starring Jang Dong-gun
Park Ji-a
Cinematography Baek Dong-hyeon
Edited by Kim Seon-min
Distributed by Korea Pictures
Cineclick Asia
Release dates
  • November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22)
Running time
94 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget $1 million
Box office $2,440,549 [2]

The Coast Guard (해안선 - Haeanseon) is a 2002 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk. The film deals with military atrocities and the absurdities of borders and conflicts.


Kang Sang-byeong is a member of the South Korean Marine Corps who is eager to shoot a North Korean spy. One evening he shoots and kills a South Korean civilian who has strayed into a forbidden zone to have sex with his girlfriend. Kang and the girlfriend of the dead civilian both have mental breakdowns. The woman believes the members of the coast guard are her dead lover, and engages in sexual affairs with them. Though commended after the shooting, Kang is dismissed from the coast guard. He then returns to kill other members of his troop. In the end he goes to Seoul and kills people at random with his bayonet.[3]





  1. ^ Infobox data from Hae anseon (2002) at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "The Coast Guard". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  3. ^ Synopsis from Seibert, Perry. "The Coast Guard". Allmovie. Retrieved 2007-12-12. ; "Coast Guard, The; synopsis". Retrieved 2007-12-13.  and Kim Ki-duk (director and writer) (2003-02-18). 해안선 (The Coast Guard) (DVD). Seoul: 엔터원. 
  4. ^ Awards from "Awards for Hae anseon (2002)". IMDB. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 

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