A elite battalion was double crossed by their own government that ordered their death after the secret plan was called off. As a result, the soldiers that were trained for the sole purpose to kill North Korean President Kim Il Sung changed their target looking for South Korean President Park Chung-hee to get their revenge...

Fantasia International Film Festival, 2005

Stockholm International Film Festival, 2005
Audience Award

Hamburg International Film Festival, 2004

Melbourne International Film Festival, 2004

Grand Bell Awards, 2004
Best Screenplay, Best Production

Best Supporting Actor

Jury Award

Blue Dragon Film Awards, 2004
Best Director, Best Film,

Best Supporting Actor 

By the director of

Fists of Legend, Hanbando 

the Public  Enemy trilogy

Box Office hit in South Korea
30 Million US $ 

Based on a 1999 book that exposed 
a dirty 30-year-old secret by

the country’s then-military government

“Silmido takes a more life-and-death approach, with the recruits taking their fates into their own hands as they find themselves, ironically, branded as communist insurgents. Citizen Kane-like ending wraps up the story effectively.“



“Kang woo-suk’s muscular tale of Death Row desperados combines brawn and brain to compelling effect.”


Kang Woo-suk
2003 | South Korea | Action, War, Drama | 135'