The Long Way Home (2015)


The Long Way Home (Korean: 서부전선; RR: Seobu Jeonseon; lit. “Western Front”) is a 2015 South Korean film written and directed by Cheon Sung-il, about the friendship between a South Korean and a North Korean soldier during the Korean War.


Set during the Korean War and 3 days before a truce takes place. Nam-Bok (Sol Kyung-Gu) is South Korean soldier. He was a simple farmer before his conscription into the military. Nam-Bok then receives orders to deliver a top secret document at a set time and place, but an attack by the North Korean army causes Nam-Bok to lose the document.

Meanwhile, Young-Gwang (Yeo Jin-Goo) is a North Korean soldier. He is a part of a tank crew. While heading to the South, his team is bombed and he is the only one left. He is about to return home, but he happens to come across a top secret document.

The two men face off in the western front alone.


  • Sol Kyung-gu as Jang Nam-bok.
  • Yeo Jin-goo as Kim Young-kwang.
  • Lee Geung-young as Lieutenant Yoo.
  • Jung Sung-hwa as General Yeon.
  • Jung In-gi as Sergeant Kim.
  • Jo Hee-bong as Drunkard.
  • Kim Won-hae as Deputy Jeon.
  • Jung Suk-won as Senior lieutenant.
  • Kim Sun-young as Ajumma.
  • Noh Young-hak as Petty officer Choi.
  • Song Kyung-chul as Sang-joo.
  • Kim Tae-hoon as General Jo.
  • Ji Chang-wook as Conscription officer.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Seong-il Cheon.
  • Producer(s):
    • Won-Chun Cha … executive producer.
    • Min-gyu Kang … producer.
    • Yung-ho Yim … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Seong-il Cheon (screenplay).
  • Music:
    • Seung-Hyun Choi.
  • Cinematography:
    • Jae-Hyeok Lee.
  • Editor(s):
    • Changju Kim.
  • Production:
    • Harrimao Pictures.
    • Lotte Entertainment.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Lotte Entertainment (2015) (South Korea) (theatrical).
    • Twin Co. Ltd. (2016) (Japan) (theatrical).
  • Release Date:
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 112 minutes.
  • Country: South Korean.
  • Language: Korean.

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