Marines Are Gone|
Director : Lee Man-hee
Starring : Jang Dong-hwi, Choi Mu-ryong, Koo Bong-seo, Lee Dae-yeob
Location Sites : Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province
<Marines Are Gone> (Dora-oji Anneun Haebyeong)" is a superb movie among representative Korean War movies. Released in 1963, it ran for 42 long days, drawing an audience of 194,124. It was also selected as the best movie among the 10 best feature movies dealing with the Korean War. It's a war film describing the friendship of fellow soldiers and the instincts of men in the face of death.
A division in the Marine Corps participating in the Incheon Landing Operation during the Korean War successfully moved toward north and defeated the Chinese soldiers, only to realize how cruel war is, witnessing their dying comrades. Characters Jeong Wonju and An Hyeongmin, who are from the same village, along with Donghyeok, Mrs. Jeong, Insuk, a divisional officer named Kang Daesik and marines such as Ha seong are all surrounded by Chinese soldiers and die one by one from relentless sieges, becoming 'Marines gone' except An Hyeongmin. He barely survives and is sent on a stretcher to a nurse officer, Cha SeonYeong, his fiancee.
Location of Shooting
The first scene of the Incheon Landing Operation in <Marines Are Gone> (Dora-oji Anneun Haebyeong) was shot on the mud field at the east end of the Ganghwa Great Bridge. This place is now designated as a restricted military area and taking photographs is prohibited. Director Seo Jeongmin depicted the valley where the main combat scenes were shot, which were situated around the road to Ojijeong at Gilsan Intersection 2km from Ganghwa Great Bridge. There are also naval forces in this valley. In addition, rice field, farms, restaurants and bars are scattered here and there. The combat scene with Chinese soldiers was filmed on a hill and in the field of Goyang-ri, Wolgod-myeon, Gimpo.
Gimpo, the filming site of <Marines Are Gone> (Dora-oji Anneun Haebyeong), where many naval forces are stationed, has many civilian-restricted areas.
Gimpo, No. 48 National Highway toward Ganghwa, passing Gimpo downtown, east side of the Ganghwa Great Bridge (Munsusanseong Ramp)