In the 1950s, a civil war broke out between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centres on the struggles of 71 student soldiers that fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events, the film exposes the personal and physical conflicts that these students faced when finding themselves on the last line of defence in a surprise attack.
A very stylist and energetic film from director John H Lee, who departs from the type of films that has brought him international recognition with A Moment to Remember and The Cut Runs Deep. The film has, not surprisingly, already seen success at a number of festivals around the world for its authentic depiction of a young generation at a time of war. It is bound to elevate John H Lee and the cast to even greater heights.