On a tangent, keeping with Korean cinema, two gems:
Beautifully crafted, return to basics to rebuild the broken souls.
Brutal, mesmerizing, the zeal and dedication to a cause leading to the ultimate sacrifice, makes one understand the Korean conflict a bit better through the eyes of the common soldier
BTW, the now slaving in HELL Kim Jong-Il loved cinema so much that he kidnapped Southern director Shin Sang-Ok and his wife just to keep them as prisoner moviemakers, yuck!
Notice how even in the first movie every floor has a civil defense emergency alarm, the country stops every so often for simulated drills, a perpetual fratricidal state of war. A Korean friend once told me that they even take 3 generations of families for a 4th grader laughing in class, to "wipe out the bad seed". Yearly death rates in NK labor camps are around 20%. Iran is a resort compared to life there.