Dong-jin likes Myong-ja but leaves hometown after discovering her relationship with Min-ho. In 1943, while Dong-jin is leading the anti-Japanese struggle, he happens to meet Myong-ja again.
Another ‘Brutal Stories of Women’?screenplay by Song Gil-han, directed by Lee Jangho, and featuring Kim Jimi. 1940s, when the Pacific War was so aggravated, Myong-ja changes her name to Akiko. As she falls in love with Minho, Dong-jin, a left wing intellectual who admired Akiko, is heartbroken and decides to leave for Tokyo. To avoid the forced drafting, Minho decides to abandon his hometown. Myong-ja then decides to look for true love. Her journey goes across Hokkaido to Sakhalin. Feeling homesick, she attains citizenship for North Korea but realizes she can never return home. Myong-ja Akiko Sonia tells the life story of a woman in the midst of national suffering. Those who lost its roots, the cold reality, constant questioning?Song Gil-han’s outlook on the world. This film received great attention for its large scale production. [JANG Byungwon]
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