Los Angeles Times - 11/11/1994
"...[An] extraordinary film..."
Han is an editor and writer in Korea who served with the South Korean Army in a special unit fighting with American troops in the Vietnam War. Han has been unable to put the horrors of war behind him and leads a disconnected life, but the reappearance of a fellow soldier forces Han to relive a hellish mission behind enemy lines. WHITE BADGE is a haunting war movie that tells its story from a unique perspective, with echoes of APOCALYPSE NOW and FULL METAL JACKET.
Description by Vanguard International Cinema:
In the tradition of Full Metal Jacket, Platoon and The Thin Red Line, White Badge presents a view on the Vietnam War never seen. Sgt Han suffers a classic Vietnam War syndrome. As the leader of a behind enemy lines Korean infantry unit fighting alongside the American allies, Han feels responsible for death and carnage his unit suffered at the hands of one of their own. When confronted with the culprit after the war, is Han able to take military justice into his own hands'