Hong Kil-tong [videorecording] / Chosŏn Yŏnghwa ; yŏnch'ul Kim Kir-in = Hong Kil Dong / direced [sic] by Kim Kil In.

Video/Projected medium
Pyongyang : Korea Films, 2007.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Library of Congress genre(s)
Summary note
Adapted from The tale of Hong Kil Dong, authored by Ho Gyun, based on the folk tale about Hong Kil Dong, a true personality in the early 17th century of Korea. Koreans loved Hong Kil Dong as the British did for Robin Hood, a legendary robber in British history. Although he had been known as a traitor by the rulers, he had gained a legend who had tried to build a Utopia based on universal equality. He led his followers in a fierce struggle against the feudal system. This film revived him as a hero and a forerunner of human rights movement.
Originally produced as a motion picture: 1986.
Creation/​Production credits
Writer, Kim Se-yun = Kim Se Ryun; director of photography, Chŏn Hong-sŏk = Jon Hong Sok; music, Chŏn Ch'ang-il = Jon Chang Il, Hwang Chin-yŏng = Hwang Jin Yong; editor, Ŏm Sŏ-yŏng = Om So Yong.
System details
Recorded DVD; may not play on all DVD players.
Yi Yŏng-ho (Ri Yong Ho), Pak Ch'un-hŭi (Pak Chun Hui).
Language note
In Korean with English subtitles.
Other title(s)
Hong Kil Dong
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