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Namhansanseong (2017)

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In 1636, King Injo hides in the mountains to avoid being part of the Qing dynasty.

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Dong-hyuk Hwang

Writers:

Kim Hoon (novel), Dong-hyuk Hwang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Byung-Hun Lee ... Choi Myung-gil
Yoon-Seok Kim ... Kim Sang-heon
Hae-il Park ... King Injo
Soo Go ... Seol Nal-soe
Hee-soon Park ... Lee Shi-baek
Woo-jin Jo ... Jung Myung-soo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Song Hyun-soo Song Hyun-soo ... Commander-in-Chief
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Storyline

In 1636, the Qing dynasty attacks Joseon. King Injo and his retainers, including Choi Myung-kil and Kim Sang-hun, hide in the mountain fortress city of Namhansanseong. They are isolated from the outside. Meanwhile, Choi Myung-kil insists that they enter into negotiations with the Qing dynasty, but Kim Sang-hun proposes that they keep fighting.

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fortress See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$252,895, 5 November 2017
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Siren Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Futility of War
19 July 2018 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Josean (Korean) King Injo (Park Hae-il) is being attacked by the Qing, led by the Khan. He retreats to a mountain fortress in deep winter, and listens as Interior Minister Choi (Lee Byung-hun) argues with the Prime Minister (Sung Hyun-soo) about whether to negotiate or fight. Meanwhile, the fortress villagers and soldiers, including blacksmith- turned-recruit Nal-soe (Go Soo) and his brother are slowly starving and freezing to death, and it is turning out to be a long, long winter.... This film is based on Korean history in the 17th Century, when China ruled much of the peninsula and in turn was being menaced by the Qing, the forces of Genghis Khan's empire. Overall, "The Fortress" points out the futility of war and, a bit unexpectedly, also that life in the end will prevail (just not for everyone). The film is quite long at about 2 1/2 hours, but it's beautifully drawn and especially interesting to see in the middle of a very hot summer; all the scenes of snowstorms made me feel a tad chilly, even!


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