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Tyrant Yeonsan
(Pokgun Yeonsan)

by SHIN Sang-ok


One year after making Prince Yeonsan, Shin Sang-ok decided to give the film a sequel (his third colour film) in which the prince, now king, and his famous concubine Jang Nok-su become unscrupulous accomplices and indulge in the most outrageous brutalities. To avenge his father and elder sister, the influential politician and soldier Park Won-jon stages a military coup to overthrow Yeonsan and put an end to the barbarity. We are given the chance to ponder the political resonance of this film and question Shin Sang-ok’s eventual need or intuition to return to the tyrannical Yeonsan at a time when President Park Chung-hee was launching his first Five-Year Plan and the filmmaker himself was becoming the most powerful man in Korean cinema. Their destinies were to cross. JB

  • Titre français
    Tyrant Yeonsan
  • Original title
    Pokgun Yeonsan
  • Titre international
    Tyrant Yeonsan
  • Scénario
    Hui-Jae LIM
  • Photo
    Hae-Jun JEONG
  • Montage
    Yeong-Hui KIM
  • Musique
    Yun-Ju JEONG
  • Interprétation
    Yeong-Gyun SHIN, Geum-Bong DO, Jin-Gyu KIM, Ye-Chun LEE
  • Production
    Shin Films
  • Copie
    KOFA - Korean Film Archive :
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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