Lee Je Hoon has consistently delivered good work both in films as well as television. His last appearance was in time slip drama Tomorrow With You which didn’t receive the success of his last show Signal but did develop a decent following. I have yet to watch that romance show but Lee Je Hoon will now grace the silver screen with his period film Park Yeol, which goes by the English title of Anarchist From Colony. It is based on a true story of freedom fighter named Park Yeol who was an anarchist and revolutionary.
During the Japanese occupation of Korea, the film starts with the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. Japan was into chaos and rumours were spreading that Koreans were responsible for taking advantage of the situation. As a result, police started arresting Korean men randomly and this led to the arrest of anarchists Park Yeol, played by Lee Je Hoon and his partner Kaneko Fumiko, played by Choi Hee Seo (How to Break up with My Cat).
Park Yeol is releasing on 28 June and is directed by Lee Joon Ik. The director has films like Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, The Throne and Battlefield Heroes in his filmography. Park Yeol surely looks like an epic tale from the chapters of history about an important historical figure. I did a double take on seeing Lee Je Hoon in this role — he looks so different, but of course in a good way.