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Set in 1636, this sweeping historical epic tells the story of China's invasion of Korea and the stalwart soldiers who waged a last-ditch defense of a mountain fortification. Balancing action-packed battle scenes with meticulous evocations of political backstabbing in the royal court, Hwang Dong-hyuk's film upholds the grand tradition of large-scale Korean period dramas. (Note courtesy of the Freer|Sackler.) DIR/SCR Hwang Dong-hyuk, from the novel by Kim Hoon; PROD Kim Ji-yeon. South Korea, 2017, color, 139 min. In Korean with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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