‘Operation Chromite’ tops 7 mln in attendance

September 2, 2016

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Yonhap) — A homegrown film about the 1950-53 Korean War exceeded 7 million in accumulated number of viewers in South Korea on Friday, its distributor said.

“Operation Chromite” hit the milestone at about 2 p.m., on the 38th day of running, according to CJ Entertainment. It became the third Korean film to pass the 7 million mark after “Train to Busan” and “A Violent Prosecutor” this year.

Starring Lee Jung-jae, Lee Bum-soo and Hollywood star Liam Neeson, the historical action flick tells the story of real-life South Korean soldiers who carried out a covert operation to prepare for the daring amphibious Incheon landing operation led by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

The landing at the port of Incheon turned the tide of the war in favor of the U.N. forces during the war.

On Sept. 13, the film’s extended edition will open in local theaters, according to the distributor. The 141-minute version is about 30 minutes longer than the original film.

The official poster of the extended edition of "Operation Chromite." The new edition is set to open in South Korea on Sept. 13.

The official poster of the extended edition of “Operation Chromite.” The new edition is set to open in South Korea on Sept. 13.



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    September 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

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    2016. 09. 03. In Suwon, Seoul and at Dokdo island at East Sea
    From 영현 김

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      2016. 09. 06. in Suwon, Seoul and at Dokdo Island at East Sea
      From Younghyun Kim