Uprising, The  (1999)
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Also Known As: Lee Jae-Soo's Rebellion, Les Insurges
Starring: Lee Jeong-Jae, Shim Eun-Ha, Frederic Andore
Director:Park Gwang-Su(a)
Genre:Drama, Traditional
Production:KiHweck Shidae, Robserbatoire
Distribution:Cinema Service
Country:South Korea

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About Uprising, The
Residents in Che-ju island are suffered from some Catholics' misbehavior and too heavy taxation. As the death rate by hunger is on the rise, angry islanders finally determine to cause a rebellion against the Che-ju government. Although a commoner Lee Jae-Soo knew about that the leader of rebellion should be responsible for all the results and willingly choose the death after rebellion, he volunteers a leader, leaving his lover, Sook-Hwa, alone. Jae-Soo asks the execution of five vicious Catholics and remedy for evils in religion and taxation for the government, besieging the Che-ju Castle. The battle starts. Inside of castle fires toward Lee and other residents, and they kill Catholics one by one. Lee finally captures the castle, but a French fleet has already headed for Che-ju. In the meantime, Lee lays down his life for himself after obtaining the promise on correction in religion and taxation by the government. The bloody winter has gone and ears of barley blossom. Hundreds of people having followed Lee, and Sook-Hwa ...

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