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Free Screenings to Mark Film's Milestone

2005/08/31 Source

The studio that produced the country's most popular movie this year will show the film free Thursday.

Showbox said each theater nationwide will show the first screening of the comedy "Welcome to Dongmakgol" free to celebrate the film's milestone as the highest-grossing movie of the year.

The movie has attracted 5.5 million fans, beating the previous champ "Marathon" with 5.1 million.

Showbox said it expects the movie to join "Silmido" and "Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War" in attracting ten million moviegoers.

Set during the Korean War, the movie is about the village "Dongmakgol", whose peaceful existence is disrupted after South and North Korean soldiers and a U.S. servicemen seek refuge there.

Reported by KBS World Radio

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