Tolerate and Embrace the Future or Fight and Accept Death?
Two Loyal Courtiers With Differing Convictions
The Most Desperate 47 Days in History Unfolds.
THE FORTRESS tells the story about the most intense 47 days stranded inside the isolated and unaided Namhan Fortress in 1636, the 14th year of the reign of King Injo. As they have nowhere to move forward or step back, Joseon’s fate is up in the air. With Qing’s disgraceful request, Joseon’s Royal Court is divided into two ideological cliques, one that insists on peace treaty with Qing, and the other that refuses to surrender to Qing, creating sharp conflicts. THE FORTRESS is based on the novel by KIM Hoon that includes detailed records of miserable struggles for survival. Pivoting on the two courtiers with different beliefs who are both loyal and concerned about the country, the film becomes more dramatic as cinematic imagination is added to the historical event.