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5th Republic (TV series)

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Also known as  'The Fifth Republic'
Narrated by  Ahn Ji-hwan
Final episode date  11 September 2005
Number of episodes  41
Written by  Yoo Jung-soo
First episode date  23 April 2005
Number of seasons  1
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Genre  Period drama Docudrama Biopic
Directed by  Im Tae-woo Kim Sang-rae
Starring  Lee Deok-hwa Seo In-seok Hong Hak-pyo Lee Jin-woo Cha Kwang-soo Lee Jae-yong
Network  Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Cast  Lee Deok‑hwa, Kim Nam‑gil, Seo In‑seok, Lee Jin‑Woo, Mi‑kyeong Yang
Similar  3rd Republic, Rustic Period, Shin Don, Age of Heroes, Yeon Gaesomun

Korean mbc tv drama series 5th republic

5th Republic (Hangul: 제5공화국; Hanja: 第5共和國; RR: Je-o Gonghwaguk) is a 2005 South Korean television series that aired on MBC from April 23 to September 1, 2005 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:40 for 41 episodes. It depicted the Fifth Republic of South Korea, during which Chun Doo-hwan was president from 1981 to 1988, from his rise to power through a military coup to his downfall after a series of democratic movements, such as the Gwangju uprising and the June Democratic Uprising. It was a politically and socially turbulent era in the country's history, which generated controversy for the drama series.


17 former politicians and key aides of Chun's (including Chang Se-dong, his former chief-of-staff; Hur Hwa-pyong, lawmaker; Jeong Ho-yong, former Army Chief of Staff; and Lee Hak-bong, former vice director of the Korea Central Intelligence Agency) attempted to halt the drama in pre-production, and failing that, sent a statement to the producers with claims of historical distortion and threatened legal action unless the script was changed. The production refused, with producer-director Im Tae-woo saying that they tried their best to maintain objectivity by basing their script on historical records and information that they collected for three years, such as Supreme Court rulings, and other hearing documents and news reports at that time.


  • Lee Deok-hwa as Chun Doo-hwan
  • Seo In-seok as Roh Tae-woo
  • Kim Young-ran as Rhee Soon-ja
  • Song Ok-sook as Kim Ok-sook
  • Hong Hak-pyo as Chang Se-dong
  • Yoon Seung-won as Jeong Ho-yong
  • Lee Jae-yong as Lee Hak-bong
  • Im Dong-jin as Kim Dae-jung
  • Kim Yong-gun as Kim Young-sam
  • Lee Jung-gil as Kim Jong-pil
  • Won Jong-rye as Park Young-ok
  • Yeon Woon-kyung as Lee Hui-ho
  • Hyun Sook-hee as Son Myung-soon
  • Lee Jin-woo as Hur Hwa-pyong
  • Cha Kwang-soo as Huh Sam-soo
  • Lee Hee-do as Huh Moon-do
  • Jung Han-heon as Kwon Jung-dal
  • Kim Hyung-il as Kim Jae-gyu
  • Jung Ho-keun as Cha Ji-chul
  • Kim Sung-joon as Park Heung-ju
  • Kim Hyuk as Park Seon-ho
  • Jo Mi-na as Shin Jae-soon
  • Shin Dong-mi as Shim Soo-bong
  • Lee Chang-hwan as Park Chung-hee
  • Park In-hwan as Jeong Seung-hwa
  • Yang Mi-kyung as Yuk Young-soo
  • Na Sung-kyoon as Kim Gye-won
  • Moon Hoe-won as Hwang Young-shi
  • Lee Seung-hyung as Park Chul-un
  • Lee Ki-young as Choi Se-chang
  • Go Jung-min as Park Geun-hye
  • Kim Nam-gil as Park Ji-man
  • References

    5th Republic (TV series) Wikipedia

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