DirectorShin Sang-ok Music directorMun-pyeong Hwang Duration CountrySouth Korea
Release dateFebruary 15, 1973 (1973-02-15) CastShin Young-kyun (Kim Ok-Gyun), Yoon Jeong-hee (Kim Ok Gyuns Wife), Shin Seong-il (King), Park No-sik, Namkoong Won Similar moviesGenerals Son (1990)
The Three-Day Reign (삼일천하 - Samil cheonha) a.k.a. Three Days of Their Reign is a 1973 South Korean film directed by Shin Sang-ok. It was awarded Best Film at the Blue Dragon Film Awards ceremony. Actor Shin Young-kyun was also named Best Actor for his performance in the film.
During the last days of the Yi dynasty, conflict arises between the China-leaning conservatives, and the Western-learning and Japan-leaning reformers over how to rule Korea in the future. The reformer Kim Okgyun helps persuade the king to announce Korea's independence, breaking with China. When a conservative agent informs China, Chinese troops enter Korea and end the reign of independence after three days.