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The Fortress

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The Fortress (2017)

140 min - War, Drama, History - 3 October 2017
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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.

Director:  Hwang Dong-hyuk
Writers:  Hwang Dong-hyuk

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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.


Collections: Hwang Dong-hyuk

Genres: War, Drama, History

Details

Official Website:  http://namhan-sanseong.kr/
Country:   South Korea
Language:  Korean
Release Date:  3 October 2017

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  CJ Entertainment

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 20 min

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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The Fortress by Hwang Dong-hyuk

The Fortress is a 2017 South Korean historical drama film directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, starring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Yoon-seok. It is based on the novel Namhansanseong by Kim Hoon.

Plot

Based on the Second Manchu invasion of Korea in 1636, where King Injo and his retainers sought refuge in the fortress located in Namhansanseong.