General’s Son is based on the actual life of Korean independence activist and fighter Kim Do Han, beginning with his early years growing up as a beggar in the Jong Ro area — which many saw as being the symbolic heart of the country — during the Japanese oppression. Doo Han becomes involved with the resident street gangs, moving rapidly up the ranks due to his considerable fighting skills and fierce bravery.It transpires that he is actually the son of a famous Korean general, who is currently embroiled in struggles against the invaders, and Doo Han himself gradually takes on a similar role, uniting the gangs, residents and student idealists, and fighting back against the cruel Japanese.
The General’s Son
Director: Kim Young Bin, Im Kwon Taek
Screenwriter: Yoon Sam Yook
Release Date: Jun 9, 1990
Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.