About the film
King Gojong and Martyr An Jung-Geun
Release Date: April 10, 1959
|Production Companies||:||Tae Baek Films|
|Producers||:||Seong Dong-ho, Park Jeong-su|
|Writers||:||Lee Jeong-seon, Jeon Chang-keun|
At the end of the Joseon Dynasty, shortly after the Eulsa Treaty has been forced to be concluded by Ito Hirobumi and the pro-Japanese courtiers, Japan pressures King Gojong to step down from the throne. Meanwhile, An Jung-geun, who is cultivating men of ability at Samheung school, is deeply impressed by a speech made by An Chang-ho, and heads for Russia to volunteer the army fighting for independence of the country. As both a lieutenant general of the Korean militia and a commander of the Korean expeditionary force in Manchuria, he carries on the independence movement in defiance of Japanese coercion.