The Battleship Island Movie

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The Battleship Island


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2017 | Action Drama

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.

U.S. Release Date

The Battleship Island release date was Friday, August 4, 2017. This was a Limited in theaters release.

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Directed by

Ryoo Seung-wan

Screenwriter

Companies

CJ Entertainment

Rating MPAA

Not Available

Language

English (subtitled), Korean

Storyline

The Battleship Island is based on a true story during WWII when Korea was under the colonial rule of Japan. In 1944, 400 conscripted Korean civilians head out to Hashima Island. Nicknamed “The Battleship Island” after its resemblance to a war vessel, many were lured by false promises of high wages. Upon arrival, they found that workers are forced into slave labor. As the U.S. launches a massive counterattack on Japan, the Japanese decide to blow up the island in order to bury the truth about their awful treatment of the Korean slave labors. A Korean independence activist discovers the plan and works with others on the island for a mass escape.
official plot version from cj-entertainment.com

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