Swing Kids (2018)

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A rebellious North Korean soldier falls in love with tap dancing during the Korean War in this musical drama based on the musical Rho Ki-soo. While being held captive as a prisoner-of-war, Rho Ki-soo (Do) is encouraged by the P.O.W. Camp's U.S. sergeant to channel his interests into dancing.

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Drama, Musical, War, World Cinema

133mins

Rating: MA15+ Strong violence

Korean and English with English subtitles

South Korea

Hollywood Reporter

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The plot's light and dark elements... start clashing halfway through this overlong feature and never resolve.

Los Angeles Times

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Though a bit longer than necessary, the movie tells an engaging, enjoyable story, peppered with impressive dance numbers.

Variety (USA)

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By the end, fancifully snappy dance numbers vie with grisly bullet ballet for top setpiece honors: Kang stages both with aplomb, leaving audiences caught between crying and cheering.

South China Morning Post

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An ill-fitting hodgepodge of half-baked ideas and unrealised potential.