Detailed InformationBroadcasting company: KBS
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Also known as: Jeonwoo / Comrades
Genre : War, Drama, Period
TV Premiere: 2010-June-19 to 2010-Aug-22
Production : Screenwriter: Moon Young Jin, Kim Pil Jin
Director: Lee Eun Sang, Lee Sang Woo, Song Hyun Wook
Main Casts : Choi Soo-jong, Lee Tae-ran, Lee Deok-hwa, Kim Roi-ha, Hong Kyeong-in, Lee Hoon
Running Time per Episode :60 mins
Total Episodes : 20
The Korean War (1950-53) has unfortunately been dubbed "The Forgotten War" overseas, but for Koreans the deep scar it left behind is still sorely felt. In time for the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict, domestic movies and television series are zooming in on the human tragedy to provide drama, action and some history lessons.
A special drama from KBS to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. The story of nine male soldiers and two female soldiers. It is a modern-day remake of a drama of the same name that was released in 1975 for the 25th anniversary.
The 20-episode series stars veteran actor Choi Soo-jong, who will play a South Korean commander who finds out that his girlfriend has defected to North Korea and became a commissioned officer in its army.
"We are hoping to bring the message of anti-war and peace through the sacrifice made by so many soldiers", producer Kim Hyeong-il said.
The original version of the drama was a big hit in the 1970s, starring actor La Shi-chan. The actor unfortunately passed away in the middle of filming and fellow actor Song Jae-ho had to wrap up the hit series. Another version of the series was aired in 1983.
"Instead of focusing on the ideologies of South and North Korea, the drama will be about ordinary people who had to go through the war, similar to the U.S. series `Band of the Brothers' or the film `Saving Private Ryan"', Kim added.
With a budget of 8 billion won, "Comrades" will also start airing on 2010-June-19.