The Fortress


Festivals:                                                                                           Opening film, London East Asia Film Festival 2017

2017 (37th) Korean Association of Film Critics Awards- Best Film, Top 10 Films, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Music




International star Lee Byung-hun (The Magnificent Seven) and award-winning actor Kim Yoon-seok (The Thieves) star in this epic war drama based on one of the most important historical events in Korea in the 17thcentury.

In 1636, during the 2ndQing Invasion of Korea, King Injo and the Royal Court find shelter inside NamhansanseongFortress outside the city as the Qing’s large army continues to attack.The Qing army, led by General Ingguldai, quickly surrounds the fortress, leaving the kingand the court stranded in a prolonged standoff. For a truce, the Qing General makes a humiliating proposal of sending the Crown Prince out as hostage. Unableto move forward or fight the outnumbering enemy, the people of the fortress start dying from cold and hunger. Between the Minister of the Interior, who emphasizes the king’s duty to protect the lives of his subjects regardless of humiliation, and the Minister of Rites, who maintains that they must fight to death for the greater cause, the king must make a grave choice.





Lee Byung-hun, Kim Yoon-seok, Park Hae-il, Go Soo

Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk
Duration (min) : 139 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: War / Drama
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English





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