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48m (48미터)

48미터 (48-mi-teo)

Directed by Min Baek-doo (민백두)

Screenplay by

Drama

97min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
I had to live...I had to cross to live...

There were people who crossed the border at the Yalu River which only separates North Korea and China by 48 meters, risking their lives to survive.
A pair of sisters witnessed their parents get killed at this border. A soldier had a guilty conscience about the fact he had to shoot everyone he saw at the border. A couple who had to get out of that hell hole with the one they love. Parents who have to keep their starving child alive and a daughter who has to leave to save her father.

The touching story of the people who had to risk their lives and cross 48 meters of the Yalu River starts now.

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "48m"

    2013/07/05
    At the border between North Korea and China lies the Yalu River. The forty-eight meter width of the river is the final obstacle for North Korean refugees wishing to escape their country and make a new life somewhere else. But refugees aren't allowed to just leave North Korea. A small cadre of soldiers stands stationed at the border, with orders to shoot anyone who dares try to make the crossing to China. "48m" is at its strongest when depicting the exceptionally grim river,...More

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 Jung Sung-il-II (정성일)
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Airing dates : 2013/07/04
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2013.08.04 : 12 971  admissions (total)
As of 2013.07.28 : 12 575  admissions (total)
As of 2013.07.21 : 11 326  admissions (total)
As of 2013.07.14 : 8 862 admissions (total)
As of 2013.07.07 : 4 068  admissions (total)

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