The Coast Guard (film)

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The Coast Guard
The Coast Guard movie poster.jpg
The Coast Guard movie poster
Revised RomanizationHaeanseon
Directed byKim Ki-duk[1]
Produced byKim Dong-joo
Lee Seung-jae
Written byKim Ki-duk
StarringJang Dong-gun
Park Ji-a
CinematographyBaek Dong-hyeon
Edited byKim Sun-min
Distributed byKorea Pictures
Cineclick Asia
Release date
  • November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22)
Running time
94 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
BudgetUS$1 million
Box officeUS$2,440,549[2]

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


Private Kang is a member of the South Korean marine corps who is eager to shoot a North Korean spy during his time guarding the South Korean coastline near the Korean Demilitarized Zone. 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 service. He then returns to kill other members of his unit. He then goes to the South Korean capital city of Seoul, where kills people at random with his bayonet before being confronted by armed policemen. Gunfire then erupts.[3]


  • Jang Dong-gun as Private Kang
  • Kim Jung-hak as Private Kim
  • Park Ji-ah as Mi-young
  • Yoo Hae-jin as Cheol-gu
  • Jeong Jin as So Cho-jang
  • Kim Ku-taek as Sergeant Jang
  • Kim Kang-woo as Private Jo
  • Park Yoon-jae as Private Yoon
  • Kim Tae-woo as Private Seo
  • Kim Young-jae as medic
  • Kim Mi-sung as tourist woman #1
  • In-seong as agent 2
  • No Jun-ho as man stabbed with bayonet
  • Won Deok-hyun as kid
  • Shim Hoon-ki as coast guard 2
  • Jung Hee-tae as agent 7
  • Jeon Sung-ae as Young-kil's mother
  • Park Sung-il as Private Kang's friend
  • Choi Min as provost





  • ""The Coast Guard" for Karlovy Vary". 2003-05-30. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  1. ^ Infobox data from Hae anseon (2002) on IMDb
  2. ^ "The Coast Guard". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  3. ^ Synopsis from Seibert, Perry. "The Coast Guard". Allmovie. Retrieved 2007-12-12.[permanent dead link]; "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. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Awards from "Awards for Hae anseon (2002)". IMDB. Retrieved 2007-12-12.

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