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Hong Kil-dong (1986)

The illegitimate son of a nobleman defends peasants from greedy rulers, confounds local bandits, and struggles for permission to marry his tasty upper-crust sweetheart despite their vast societal differences. Then ninjas arrive.

Directors:

Kil-in Kim, Sang-ok Shin (uncredited)

Writer:

Se Ryun Kim
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Credited cast:
Kye-Sung Chan Kye-Sung Chan ... (as Chan Kye-Sung)
Son Hui Chang Son Hui Chang
Sun-bu Choe Sun-bu Choe
Yong Il Hwan Yong Il Hwan
Yoon-Hong Kim Yoon-Hong Kim
Hak-Cheol Lee Hak-Cheol Lee
Young-hak Pak Young-hak Pak ... (as Pak Young-hak)
Gwon Ri Gwon Ri ... Hong kil Dong's father
Riyonun Ri Riyonun Ri
Yong Ho Ri Yong Ho Ri ... Hong Kil Dong
Kenpachirô Satsuma
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The illegitimate son of a nobleman defends peasants from greedy rulers, confounds local bandits, and struggles for permission to marry his tasty upper-crust sweetheart despite their vast societal differences. Then ninjas arrive.

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Probably one of the best North Korean movies I have seen
20 April 2018 | by euroasiangeneticSee all my reviews

After the story of Shin Sang Ok I got fascinated of the North Korean industry and been watching their movies since Unsung Heroes from 1978, but one movie catch me and that was Hong Kil Dong from 1987.

As child birth, Hong Kil Dong and his servant mother has been poorly treated due to Hongs father is the greatest noble man in the country, his wife order them to exile, but when they do they get attacked by bandits but rescued by an old man with amazing martial art, Hong Kil Dong beg him to train him, the old man agrees. 20 years Hong has become a man, he is well trained and strong and wear a purple mask to protect his people. Specially when his country is attacked by foreign ninjas.

Yes for an 80s movie it looks very Stone Age and hasn't aged well, but that's because the North Korean industry didn't develop till 1970s and Shin Sang Ok who directed the movie taught them how to film with color cameras, but since he hasn't done anything in the 70s his camera feels like a 60s movies, but the charm is there, it's brilliant story. If anyone can look away from the age and technology then this movie is epic and great, it really put DPRK on the map together with Pulgasari.


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Country:

North Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

1986 (North Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Hong Gil Dong See more »

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1.37 : 1
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