Old Korea in 1894, when the energy of ruin began to permeate – Lee Seung Man, a 20-year-old young man who devoted himself to Korean studies, entered the Pai Chai Hakdang to study theology for his country and his people. He is also the best son of Hyo Sung who helps the household with the remuneration who taught the Korean language to Mrs. “Fighting”. However, as the country’s affairs are disturbing, suchas the establishment of the pro-Japanese cabinet, the pro-Japanese government, and the confusion of the country, Lee Seung Man, a young man who is burning with wooguk fever, takes the lead of young comrades, enlightens the people and publishes a newspaper as a major member of the ‘Independence Association’. Through these activities, Lee Seung Man emphasizes the spirit of independence of the people to the people and plays a pioneering role in the establishment of a centerpiece that reflects public opinion. Amid various difficulties, King Go Jong opened the Jungchuwon, but Lee Seung Man and other members of the Independence Association were imprisoned and suffered various evil sentences due to the conspiracy of the Pro-Ropine Yellow Country Association. Lee Seung Man is sentenced to life imprisonment and becomes a body in prison for 7 years, but he also devotes himself to educating and writing people in prison. Go Jong, belatedly realizing that Yunnan’s argument was correct, issues a special order and sends him to the United States as a courier.
(Source: Korean Film Archive)