In June 2002, while South Korea is caught in football frenzy as the national team plays against Turkey for third place in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the North Korean navy deploys two of their patrol boats towards the Northern Limit Line, a disputed maritime border near Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea. In the midst of its usual duties, South Korean patrol boat 357 finds itself under surprise attack.
This movie is about the second battle of Yeonpyeong, which took place in the yellow sea in 2002.
Director Kim Hak-Soon acquired the rights of the same-named novel by Choi Soon-jo in 2006 and planned to film the movie in 2007. But the families of the soldiers who had died in the battle had been against the movie, so Kim stopped the Project back then. But after the sinking of the war-ship Cheonan in 2010, the families made contact with Kim Hak-Soon and asked him to do the movie.
The theatrical release had been originally planned in May 2014. But when the Ferry MV Sewol sank in March 2014, where 302 people were killed, the release date had been pushed back to June 2015.
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