Lee Tae (Ahn Sung-ki), a travelling correspondent for the North Korean news agency, finds himself plunged into battle as the tide begins to turn against Kim Il-sung’s army and partisan auxiliaries fighting in the South. Long after he has traded in pen for rifle, he and his comrades will experience small victories, but they are gradually overwhelmed by the merciless forces arrayed against them – including the remorseless Korean winter.

This screening will be followed by a conversation between director Chung Ji-young and Mark Morris. Mark Morris is a frequest advisor to the London Korean Film Festival and participates reguarly in a wide variety of film events in the UK, Europe and South Korea.

Film info

Director: Chung Ji-young
Cast: Ahn Sung-ki, Choi Jin-sil, Choi Min-soo, Lee Hye-young
Film genre: Drama, War, Historical, Epic
Cert 12, 157 mins, 1990
Distributed by Chung Ji-young