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May 18

historical event gwangju uprising gwangju democratization movement

May 18

Release Date: July 25, 2007

Year    :   2007
Slogan    :   «The day a nation’s conscience died.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   CJ Entertainment, KiHweck ShiDae
Director    :   Kim Ji-hoon
Producers    :   Lee Soo-nam, Park Chang-hyun
Writers    :   Park Sang-yeon, Na Hyun
RunTime    :   118 mins.

The citizens of Gwangju lead a relatively peaceful life, until one day the military takes over the city, accusing the residents of conspiracy and claiming that they are communist sympathisers preparing a revolution against the current government. Seeing as the soldiers beat defenceless people, mainly students, to death, the citizens are in for retaliation and form a militia.

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