The Fortress

11 Oct The Fortress

Directed by Dong-hyuk Hwang, The Fortress is a feature-length action drama based on the novel Namhansanseong by Kim Hoon. The film is based on the Second Manchu invasion of Korea in 1636, where King Injo and his retainers sought refuge in the fortress called Namhansanseong.

“During the Qing Invasion of Korea, the king and the court take refuge in a mountain fortress, where they find themselves stranded in the cold and surrounded by the enemy. The king’s dilemma deepens as his loyal counsels voice contrary strategies during the desperate 47 days of standoff.” In theaters October 20, 2017. Link

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