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My Home Village

My Home Village

My Home Village is a 1949 war film directed by Kang Hong-sik. It is the first feature film to be made in North Korea after its 1948 establishment. The film portrays the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonial rule in 1945.

Plot

The film opens with a shot of Mount Paektu, the snow-capped volcano which is the holy mountain considered to be the origin of the Korean race, giving emotional basis for Kim's anti-Japanese guerrilla group. The story concerns Gwan Pil, a poor farmer who is deprived of his land by an evil landlord Choi Jusa and put in a Japanese prison while fighting with Indal, the son of landlord Choi. There he meets an agent of Kim Il Sung's . The two stage a riot and break out of prison to join the guerrillas.