1972, R-Point, a strategically important island 150 km's south of Ho Chi Minh City. Every night a radio transmission is received pleading for help from nine Korean soldiers who formed part of a presumed lost scouting unit six months previously ... Hard-Boiled Lieutenant, Choi Tae-in, combat veteran and all round hard-case is given nine soldiers and nine days perform the what appears to be a clear and simple search and rescue mission. What they uncover is more terrifying than any battle...
Like an episode of "Lost" with subtitles.
- R-Point review by Kurtz
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“R-Point” is a standard “lost platoon” story with a mis-matched band of South Korean soldiers dispatched into the Vietnamese wilderness to track down a patrol of their compatriots who everyone believes to have been wiped out, but who appear able to send spooky radio messages to their base. These messages and occasional appearances from the ghost soldiers are the most effective features of the movie, but the director eventually settles for depicting the descent of the search party into madness and their own personal hell, and this involves a lot of goggling into the middle distance at unseen horrors, and unhinged reactions without satisfactory explanations, rather like the Sunday night TV series that has been entertaining and frustrating us for the last three years.