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'Northern Limit Line' battle flick tops 3m ticket sales

  • Published : Jul 5, 2015 - 16:28
  • Updated : Jul 5, 2015 - 16:28

A still from "Northern Limit Line" (NEW)
The Korean war film “Northern Limit Line,” based on the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong in 2002, has been watched by 3 million theatergoers since its release less than two weeks ago.

“Northern Limit Line” became the year’s fastest-selling Korean film, with 2 million tickets sold within a week of its release on June 24.

Six actors -- Kim Moo-yul, Jin Goo, Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Chung-ah, Cheong Min-hee and Kim Dong-hee -- thanked theatergoers in messages online.

A still from "Northern Limit Line" (NEW)
They also paid homage to the six soldiers who lost their lives during the 2002 naval skirmish, when North Korean ships violated the contested eastern maritime border known as the Northern Limit Line.

Six soldiers were killed and 18 others were injured during the skirmish, which took place amid South Korea’s widely covered feats at the FIFA World Cup.

“Northern Limit Line,” directed by Kim Hak-soon, has been applauded by the Defense Ministry, film critics and members of the public.

The poster for "Northern Limit Line" (NEW)
By Yoon Sarah (sarah356@heraldcorp.com)

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