‘Anarchist from Colony’ released with English subtitles in Songdo

By Paige Shin
  • Published : Jun 30, 2017 - 18:56
  • Updated : Jul 3, 2017 - 13:23

“Anarchist from Colony,” the latest box office hit directed by Lee Joon-ik and starring Lee Je-hoon, is now screening with English subtitles in select theaters in Korea and will have limited screenings in the US.

English subtitled screenings of the movie were released Friday at MegaBox’s Songdo location in Incheon.

This photo provided by Megabox Plus M shows actor Lee Je-hoon (C) as Park Yeol in the new Korean historical film "Anarchist from Colony." (Yonhap)

As “Anarchist from Colony” had a successful opening Wednesday in Korea, topping Korea’s box office, expectations are high for its performance outside of the country. 

The movie was released at CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles and Buena Park, California, on Thursday and Friday, respectively. The movie is also set to release in Oasis Cinema in Dallas, Texas, on July 7.

The film is based on the true story of a self-proclaimed anarchist and revolutionary named Park Yeol, remembered here as a freedom fighter during Japan’s colonial rule of Korea.

The movie also highlights the passionate relationship between Park Yeol and his lover Fumiko Kaneko, a Japanese nihilist who sympathized with Koreans oppressed under Japanese rule.

By Paige Shin / Intern reporter (paigeshin2019@heraldcorp.com)