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The Battleship Island

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The Battleship Island
Theatrical release poster
Country South Korean flag.jpg South Korea
Directed by Seung-wan Ryu
Release Date 2017
Language Korean
Studio Filmmaker R&K
Distributor CJ Entertainemnt (Korea, theatrical)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lee Kang-ok Hwang Jung-min
Choi Chil-sung So Ji-sub
Park Moo-young Song Joong-ki
Oh Mal-nyeon Lee Jung-hyun
Daisuke Shimazaki Kim In-woo

The Battleship Island (Korean title: 군함도, Gunhamdo; lit. "Gunkanjima"/"Battleship Island") is a 2017 Korean action-drama war film directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. Set during the Second World War, the film follows the imprisonment and slavery of a group of over 400 Koreans by the Imperial Japanese on the manmade Battleship Island / Gunkanjima, an artificial island off the coast of modern-day Nagasaki Prefecture, and their escape from their Japanese captors.

The following weapons were used in the film The Battleship Island:



Nambu Type 14

In his confrontation with Yoon Hak-chul, Park Moo-young (Song Joong-ki) aims a late-model Nambu Type 14 to his head. Hak-chul later takes the gun for himself.

Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
Moo-young levels the pistol to Yoon Hak-chul (Lee Kyung-young)'s head as he exposes the former Korean resistance fighter's ties to Shimazaki and the Japanese.
Park Moo-young (Song Joong-ki) holding the pistol.
Moo-young continues to aim the gun to Hak-chul's head as he confesses.
Hak-chul aiming the Type 14 after the building is suddenly bombed.
Hak-chul surrenders as multiple Japanese soldiers confront him.
The Type 14 on the ground.

Type 94 Pistol

A Japanese officer in the film's climax is seen using a Type 94 pistol. It is later taken and used by Lee Kang-ok (Hwang Jung-min).

Japanese Type 94 Pistol - 8x22mm Nambu
The officer fires his Type 94.
Kang-ok picking up the dropped Type 94.
Kang-ok is shot by Yamada as he holds the pistol.
Kang-ok aims the pistol at Yamada.

Mauser C96

Yamada (Kim Joong-hee) uses a Mauser C96 in the movie's climax.

Mauser C96 M1930 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Yamada (Kim Joong-hee) firing the Mauser.
Yamada attempts to finish Kang-ok off with his gun.
Yamada's Mauser runs dry.


Arisaka Type 38

The Arisaka Type 38 is the standard rifle of most of the Japanese characters throughout the movie. The rifle is also used by the Koreans, most notably in the film's climax.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle with Type 30 bayonet - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A Japanese officer aims his Type 38 at a group of Koreans as another one stands guard beside him.
The Koreans hold Type 38s in a training drill.
The Koreans perform bayonet practice on hay bales adorned with portraits of US president Harry S. Truman.
Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Park Moo-young (Song Joong-ki) aims a Type 38 at Yoon Hak-chul as he encounters him after the bombing.
Type 38s in an armory closet being taken.
Moo-young fires the rifle in the film's climax as Ennio Morricone's The Ecstasy of Gold plays (a homage to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly).
An Arisaka explodes in the face of a Japanese soldier.
Moo-young with the Arisaka.
Choi Chil-sung (So Ji-sub) firing his Arisaka.
A dying Oh Mal-nyeon (Lee Jung-hyun) holds her Arisaka as her husband racks his.

Arisaka Type 30

Some of the Japanese officers seen throughout the movie are equipped with the Arisaka Type 30.

Arisaka Type 30 - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A Type 30 is aimed on the far right, as evidenced by the unprotected front sight.

Prop Rifles

Multiple children are seen playing with wooden prop rifles.

The children with the prop rifles.


The film ends with the surviving characters witnessing the atomic bombing of Nagasaki at exactly 11:02 AM Japanese Time on August 9, 1945.

"My le bomb... it le killed people...!?"

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