The General in Red Robes

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The General in Red Robes
The General in Red Robes poster.jpg
Revised Romanization Hongui Janggun
McCune–Reischauer Hong-ŭi Changgun
Directed by Lee Doo-yong[1]
Produced by Kwak Jeong-hwan
Written by Moon Sang-hun
Lee Doo-yong
Starring Hwang Hae
Ko Eun-ah
Music by Hwang Mun-pyeong
Cinematography Son Hyeon-chae
Edited by Ree Kyoung-ja
Distributed by Hap Dong Films Co., Ltd.
Release date
  • October 13, 1973 (1973-10-13)
Running time
88 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

The General in Red Robes (홍의 장군 - Hongui janggun) is a 1973 South Korean film directed by Lee Doo-yong. It was awarded Best Film at the Grand Bell Awards ceremony.[2][3][4]


In this historical drama set during the Imjin War, Kwak Jae-Wu leads an army against the Japanese invaders. Once he and his soldiers have helped defeat the Japanese, Kwak refuses a government post as reward from the Royal Court, and chooses instead to live the rest of his life in Bipa Mountain.[5]






  1. ^ Infobox data from "General in red(Hong-uijanggun)(1973)". Korean Movie Database (KMDb). Retrieved 2009-07-18.  and 홍의 장군 (in Korean). Retrieved 2009-07-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Lee Young-il, Richard Lynn Greever, tr. (1988). The History of Korean Cinema. Seoul: Motion Picture Promotion Corporation. pp. 275–278. ISBN 89-88095-12-X. 
  3. ^ "Grand Bell Awards, South Korea". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  4. ^ 홍의장군 (1973) (in Korean). Korean Movie Database (KMDb). Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  5. ^ a b "General in red(Hong-uijanggun)(1973)". Korean Movie Database (KMDb). Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
Preceded by
Patriotic Martyr An Jung-gun
Grand Bell Awards for Best Film
Succeeded by
The Land