Steel Rain

Assalamualaikum and hi. Okay, I came across to this movie when I was scrolling through Twitter. There was a clip of one of the part in the movie that perk my interest. Then, I immediately look for this movie online. Countless websites only provide the english subtitles and not the movie. But then, I successfully found the movie !

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Title : Steel Rain / Gangchulbi /
Release year : 2017
Distributor : Next Entertainment World
Genre : Action
Runtime : 139 minutes
Starring : Jung Woo Sung , Kwak Do Won,
Plot :

Eom Chul Woo is a former top agent from North Korea. One day, he received an order to kill two closest person to their Number One from Lee Tae Han, a high ranking military officer. He was told that the two person are planning a coup. He then accepted the assignment and bade goodbye to his family. While he was waiting for his target at the public appearance of Number One, bombs suddenly drop upon the crowds. Rogue North Korean soldiers descend upon the area and shoots at anyone still movingEom Chul Woo then risks his life to protect the wounded Number One. The only safest place that he could bring the leader is to South Korea.

Kwak Chul Woo is the Chief of Foreign Security Affair in South Korea. He then heard about the active coup in  North Korea and receive an information that Number One is on their way to the South. He then met with Eom Chul Woo and try to come up with a plan to stop the war between the two country.

the situation when Eom Chul Woo was suppose to kill Number One's people.

The gynecologist that suppose to save Number One ( far right ) and two North Korean that follow Eom Chul Woo ( two ladies in pink jacket )

Honestly, I had a hard time trying to understand this movie because I can't figure out who is on the good side and bad side. I came to understand this movie after it run for almost an hour.

!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!

Misunderstand #1

At first, I thought Eom Chul Woo was suppose to kill Number One. So, when he saved Number One from the bombing and brought him to South Korea, I was hella confuse. Turn out that he suppose to kill Number One's right man. The bombing situation was unexpected and Eom Chul Woo thought that the person he suppose to kill was behind the bombing

Eom Chul Woo with two North Korea people brought Number One to a gynecology clinic in South Korea and demand the doctor to save Number One. And when Kwak Chul Woo found Eom Chul Woo with an injured Number One and two North Korea citizen, I honestly thought that he wanted to kill Number One.  The plot was actually quiet hard for me to understand.

Misunderstand #2

The second thing that got my head spinning round n' round is their names. As you can see, both of the main cast had the same name. The only different is their nationality and surname. I'm glad that I could differentiate them before the movie ended.

Kwak Chul Woo with Eom Chul Woo ( they first acknowledge that Lee Tae Han is behind the coup )

Despite the hard to understand story line, this movie is actually worth watching. I like how realistic they tried to potray inside the story. This movie doesn't only show the controversial between the South and North Korea but also their allies. When North Korea launch the nuclear bomb, South Korea asked America ( if I'm not mistaken ) for their support and advice.

Honestly, besides the movie 'Secretly, Greatly', I think I rarely cried really hard because of an action movie. This movie is actually heartbreaking. Why ? First, when Eom Chul Woo was first given the assignment, he was told that his family (wife and daughter) will have to move to Cuba. He tried to left when his family was sleeping but his wife woke up and immediately chased after him to say goodbye, as if they knew that that was the last time they would see each other.

Second, during his stay in South Korea, Eom Chul Woo constantly reported his current position to his leader, Lee Tae Han, to ask for help, but he was attacked instead. He didn't realized that he was used by Lee Tae Han until the person he supposed to meet and kill was killed by his own men. Eom Chul Woo was also injured. During his stay in the hospital, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Honestly, this is one unique plot because who would have thought that the hero had a deadly diseases.

And the scene that had my tears non-stop falling from my eyes is the climax. Eom Chul Woo had realised that he was used by Lee Tae Han, he then offered himself to stop the war by him going back to the North to meet Lee Tae Han and asked him to stop the war. He said if he failed, he wanted the South to bomb his location when he gave the signal. Kwak Chul Woo was actually disapprove his suggestion but Eom Chul Woo insisted that it was the only way. When Kwak Chul Woo was in his way to send Eom Chul Woo to finish his mission, Eom Chul Woo asked to borrow his card, he then bought a few gifts for his family. He asked Kwak Chul Woo to give it to his family, if he was able to go to North Korea. I was honestly crying really hard when these two bade their final farewell.  And when Kwak Chul Woo was monitoring and finally received the signal from Eom Chul Woo, he was still debating, but for the future of both country, he had to. I was sobbing hard at this point. TT

on their way to sent Eom Chul Woo back to his country
The final farewell

The saddest thing is, Eom Chul Woo's daughter wasn't told that she had lost her father. Kwak Chul Woo went to North Korea to accompany Number One to go back to his country. He then went to Eom Chul Woo's family to deliver the gifts.

The war was successfully stopped but people will never know the sacrifices of Eom Chul Woo.

Honestly, this is the first Jung Woo Sung's movie that I watched. The catchy title and that video clip that I watched got me to this movie and I am not regretting  it. It was worth watching.

Eom Chul Woo tried to negotiate with Lee Tae Han

Eom Chul Woo was shot and was called as betrayer by Lee Tae Han. He then send the signal to bomb his location.

-thes

2 Comments

  1. nampak menarik cerita ni.. :)

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    1. Done follow back =D

      Cerita ni memang best pun, tengok la kalau ada masa. Kalau tak silap, on netflix pun ada

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