• Movie: Anarchist from Colony
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 184 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 500

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Set in Korea under Japanese rule period. In 1923, an odd rumor spreads that around 6,000 Koreans are massacred after the Great Kanto Earthquake. In order to conceal this event, the Japanese Ministry decides that they need another big issue to divert people's attention. They then pick Park Yeol who's active in the anti-Japanese movement at Bullyeongsa Temple to be the center of the new scandal.
Park Yeol, aware of Japan's scheme,admits to planning the assassination of Japan's Crown Prince with his wife and comrade Kaneko Fumiko. The trial that will go down in history finally starts and he risks facing the death penalty...
Korea's first-ever high treason criminal, the most stubborn among stubborn Koreans, the most ill-mannered defendant, the first scandal that will shake up the entire Japan... Park Yeol is in the center of it all.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 184 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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1 people found this review helpful
Mar 18, 2018
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
South Korean filmmakers are known for their excellence in portrayal of realistic content. Thus their films are easy to understand and connect to. Over the past few years, their growing excellence has also contributed to the growth in the expectations from them. I had similar expectations when I was watching Lee Je-hoon's recent release PARK YEOL aka ANARCHIST FROM COLONY. I was left speechless by the end of the film. It was a story that was told so skilfully that I ended up enjoying & liking it fully to the core.

PARK YEOL is an unexpectedly very entertaining film which never loses its focus. The screenplay is watertight and the editing, razor sharp. There aren't any dull moments or unnecessary sequences to deviate the film from telling the story. It manages to engage the viewer with its beautiful visuals, well-handled cinematography, brilliant action scenes, terrific & clapworthy dialogues, and above all, the extraordinary direction & execution.

Lee Je-hoon breathes and lives the role of Park Yeol. He's stunning in his part and the sequences involving him are simply the best part of the film. Another major credit to the actress who paired with Lee, giving the most remarkable performance in the film after him. Other actors manage to hold the attention with their solid performances.

Without wasting even a single second, director Lee Joon-ik connects us to the leading characters, especially Park Yeol and this is his biggest success. The film's pace is another major plus point as it never pulls you into boredom. The film's BGM enhances the viewing experience from time to time. The climax, however could've been handled a little better as it might seem a little abrupt, but it's absolutely fine since the way it's covered further is commendable.

PARK YEOL is a film which isn't merely a film. It's a phenomenon which doesn't usually happen in case of most filmmakers. It's perhaps the best biopic ever, and you'll find my words true once you watch it soon.

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0 people found this review helpful
Oct 14, 2017
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Far from being a movie, it is the documentary history of Korea and Japan ...
The film is fun, mature story, narrative that never loses focus. The script is watertight and the editing sharp. There are no dull moments or unnecessary sequences to divert the film from the main context of the story. He  manages to engage the viewer with his beautiful visuals, well-handled  cinematography, brilliant action scenes, fantastic and clairvoyant  dialogues and, above all, the extraordinary direction and execution, but  it is a film that is not merely a film is a flat biography, which can easily be seen in books ...

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