2017 Anarchist from Colony

2017 Anarchist from Colony


This film is based on a true storyANARCHIST FROM THE COLONYAll the characters in this film
are based on actual historical figures
Tokyo, 1923I’m only a damn dog.Barking at the sky.Barking at the moon.I’m only a worthless damn dog.Here we are. Thank you, sir. Sir! – You paid two zents less.
– Don’t have change. Two zents! You dirty Korean! Two zents? Say it right,
two cents, moron! You owe me money! Get off me, you scum. This is Japan.
Go home if you don’t like it. Go back to your damn country! Give me my money! Go back. Give me my fucking money. Be grateful that you can
make money in Japan. Fuck you!I’m only a damn dog.From a nobleman’s crotch,something hot pours out
bathing me all over,
and I let a jet of hot water onto his legs.– Damn Dog –
I’m only a damn dog.
Hey. Who wrote this poem?Damn Dog.What are you doing? It says “I’m a damn dog”. The Damn Dog must be the poet I’m serious. Park Yeol. He’s the craziest Korean rebel in Japan. Parku… Yeoru? What? You just called him a fool. I didn’t say that. Say it right. Park Yeol. Parku Yeoru. Getting close. Say it again. Parku Yeoru. – Almost there, one more time.
– Parku Yeoru! I got it right. Forget it. You never got closer. There comes the damn dog. Hey, Yeol! You are the craziest Korean rebel, Parku… Yol? Is she Japanese or Korean? Somewhere between. I’m Kaneko Fumiko. My Korean name is Mun-ja. Mun-ja?Monthly Magazine
“Young Korean”
Oh, Damn Dog! How did you know? You’re the 8th woman who
came to me after reading it. Wait! Do you have a spouse? I mean… If you have one, I don’t mind just being your comrade. What do you think? Well, I’m single. Let’s live together. I’m an anarchist, too. Let’s go. Okay. How old are you? Twenty. Let me sit on it once in a while. Who is she? Why? Any hard feelings against Japanese? I’m against Japanese authorities, not the Japanese people. Fumiko. Nitric acid 75%, charcoal
15% and sulfur 10%. We followed the formula. What’s wrong? Look at the color.
You put too much charcoal. Then, is charcoal 70% and sulfur 15%? This stupid bomb makes me explode. Any news from Shanghai? It will come soon. How can we get nitroglycerin? We know you stole the
campaign money from Russia. Who are you? We are… I mean we are… What’s our group name again? Guys?Patriots until yesterday.From today, we’re Smashers.You idiots. Do you know who I am? First chief editor
of Northeast Asia Daily, Kim Sung-cheol. Where’s the campaign money? None of your business. Hey, smart ass. You think we’re dumbheads? You think you’re a big shot, just because you gave a
big independence speech? Is that why you’re
treating us like idiots? You fools know nothing
about international politics Russian socialism
and Wilson’s nationalism, After March 1st movement… Shut your fucking mouth. We can’t even afford a damn bomb. You were gonna run away
with that money, right? You ignorant Koreans
have no idea… You son of a bitch. You’re that smart to walk
away with that money? Let’s do it. Move! Move! It’s my turn. Table by the window. – Okay.
– Thanks. The food is coming. Here it is. Fishball soup. Sugimoto ran away, so that bomb is gone Kim was arrested, so the
Shanghai plan’s screwed. We made it by ourselves,
but that didn’t work I’ve got an idea. What’s that? Each pharmacy sells 0.02
grams of explosives. Let’s hit 100 pharmacies,
then we can make a real bomb. That’s a brilliant idea. Do you even have money
to go around the city? Let’s rob pro-japanese businessmen. And use that money on the road? Use your brain, dumb head. You just called me dumb? What the fuck! Hey hey, take it easy. Come down. Okay, okay. Fumiko, bring something for these pricks. Got it. Any news from Shanghai? I’ll pick up the bomb when they’re ready. Look at those commies, they’re
up to something again. We should wipe out those rubbish Koreans. Please be quiet, we have customers. Who the fuck are you? Are you fucking Korean, too? Behave like a civilized citizen. Let go of me. Stop it. Give me a knife. Get off me. How dare you wield a sword!
You pathetic punks. Hot, right? Fuck off, you jerks. Still playing samurai, huh? You want me to cut off your topknot? You son of a bitch. Fuck off, you asshole. Scared now? You’ll pay for this! Get ’em! That was our soup. This worked better for kicking out those dumb imperialists. It’s called “Socialist
Fishball Soup” anyway. Will that be enough? Hey, why don’t we throw Fumiko at them? Right, Fumiko. You’ll be a fantastic bomb. Me? Come on, Ms. Bomb. Here’s our secret weapon!
Kaneko Fumiko bomb! Hasuyo. – What’s going on?
– Nothing. – Something happened?
– Come here. Fumiko bomb is useless. Park, have a good time!“An Appeal to the Young” – Kropotkin.Have you read this? Bourgeoisie go on honeymoons
to celebrate their wedding. Why don’t we publish a book, instead? Kropotkin… Wait.I have “The Conquest of Bread”.Why don’t we translate it together? There’s a translation for that already I don’t wanna publish an existing book. Why don’t we try writing our own? – Park!
– Yeah. – Come here – Why? What’s that?– Cohabitation agreement –Do we really need this?
We can just live together. Stamp it. Are you sure? Yes. You won’t regret? Never. Stop it. That’s it. You stamp it too. A Japanese anarchist
sent some money to us.A Japanese anarchist sent some money to us.
– Treason –
Read it. “I’m just a wanderer in
Korea, asking for bread. I’m sending small donation
to help your campaign. I hope this can be a little help”. We have some ad revenues. Let’s stop taking donation. Just say thank you, moron. The more, the better. Are you okay? OK, then let’s take it. So, our topic of the day is… Should we beat up the journalist Jang who denounced socialists? What do you think? We know what to do. Who was… – Remember the guy the other day?
– The chief editor? We should beat him up like the last time. Hasuyo. Your boyfriend can beat him up. Leave it, Hasuyo. They’re not fighting. How come you guys squabble all the time? I forgot what I was talking
about, you stupid morons. – Beating.
– Right, beating. So, you’re all for beating? Wait. Do we really need to beat him
for denouncing socialists? We’re not a reckless gang, are we? Anarchists should behave
according to their own will. Sure. Actions must be taken
according to individual will. I agree. Those of you who agree
can beat him up as you wish. Jung-han. Let’s cancel the plan to Shanghai. Why? You told me to go. Do you hang with Hasuyo often? Once in a while. Why? Did you tell her you’re going to Shanghai? What’s she have to do
with me bringing bombs? Don’t go. The plan is canceled. You don’t trust me? Of course, I trust you. – It’s just I wasn’t cautious.
– Bullshit. You don’t trust me. Jung-han… Park, what’s wrong? – Hey.
– Hasuyo, let’s go! Park. Why didn’t you tell me about the bomb? I was going to tell you once I have it. You make all those plans
and leave me out of them? No, listen to me. Read that agreement again. If you don’t count me as your comrade, I can’t be with you. All right. Damn, it hurts. Stop right there. Don’t eat it, it’s for sale. This is for your own good too. What about your work? Why are you fooling around? I quit. I fought with a customer. Leftover newspapers?
I’ll go sell them off. This one is strong. Cover the ginseng. Sir, are you all right? The new prime minister
hasn’t been appointed. The Minister of Foreign Affairs
will chair the meeting 11:59 a.m. today, an earthquake of magnitude 7.9
hit Kanto area including Tokyo. We reckon over 0.1 million died,
and 0.2 million lost their houses. And property loss will
cost up to 10 billion yen. Why is it so hot here? There’s fire all over Tokyo.
It’s 46„ƒ°C outside. Army Chief, what’s the recovery plan? The situation is grim, but
we’ll do our very best. How long will it take? Sir, I am Army Chief I believe that can be answered
by the Interior Minister… Recovery isn’t our priority. What’s the priority then? We need countermeasures first. Fumiko! We’re okay. Thank God I’m relieved. It’s all crazy now. It’s only an earthquake. Don’t make a fuss. I mean people are at the Imperial Palace, demanding measures to be made. It might lead to a riot in a minute. Riot? How exciting!! They won’t let a riot happen. Who? The emperor and his gangs. Once again, appointed
by his majesty the King as Prime Minister, Yamamoto Gonnohyoe. Minister of Interior, enlighten
us with your measures I’ve just been appointed today… How about hearing from the
former Minister of Interior? Hundreds of people were gathered around. Yasukuni Shrine and Ueno Park. Before they begin the riot, we need to impose martial law. Martial law can be imposed
only in wartime or civil war. Have you forgotten the
rice riot 5 years ago? Martial law without reason
might trigger a civil war. Of course, we have a reason. What do you mean? Koreans are poisoning the wells in town. What are you talking about? In this chaos, Koreans are poisoning wells and setting fire everywhere. Who told you that? Someone told me. You were bombed and dismissed after March 1st Movement in Korea, 1919. Aren’t you saying those things out of personal anger and
hatred against Koreans? Does it really matter now? What matters is that they’re
poisoning our wells. In the wake of the earthquake,
Koreans are setting fire, throwing bombs at major
facilities and officials. Minister of Justice,
what if a riot occurs? Will you take the blame? Who’ll calm down the angry
crowds in front of the palace? Shouldn’t we protect his majesty the King? Otherwise! We’ll be the target. I appoint Army Chief Yamanashi as the martial law commander. Yes, sir! Former Interior Minister Mizuno, Emergency Chief, and Police Commissioner! You’re in charge of relief
works and public order. Yes, sir!Martial law is declared
as of 6 p.m., September 2nd.
A number of Korean rebels
are mustering radicals.
Veterans association, firefighters,
and young men’s associations
should stay vigilant and take
measures in contingencies.
Fifteen bucks, fifty cents. Say it. Don’t be afraid. Say it. Fifteen bucks. Peept… buuk. Fifty cents. Peep… Dirty Korean! Stop, dirty Koreans! Help! Please! We’re in big trouble. Jeong and Choi are arrested. Police is arresting every Korean they see. Sons of bitches. This is the den for socialist commies. Open up!– Hey, open up!
– Let’s run to the back.
Open up now!Come on, hurry up! I’ll get arrested. What do you mean? It’s safer to be locked
in the police station. The vigilantes are killing
our people anyway. You are saying it’s better
to walk into the police? Tell every member to meet at
the Setagaya police station. Let me go with you. You’re a Japanese. Kazuo, you stay too. Okay, let’s go. Koreans Spray Poison into Waterworks 300 Prisoners Escape and
Launch Riot with Koreans 400 Korean Rebels Arrested Koreans are being slaughtered
indiscriminately. Is that so? I’ve never heard of it. If other countries find this
out, we’ll be condemned. Are you going to announce it to the world? Do you think you can cover this up? This is a means of self-defense for the Japanese people. The Japanese Empire
isn’t a barbaric nation. We have laws and orders… It’s your job to protect
laws and orders I’ll protect my country,
my people, and my emperor. Then… I’ll resign from the Ministry of Justice. If this station collapses,
we’ll all end up dead. I can’t believe we just walked
into the police station. They say we poisoned the wells? Then, let’s poison them! We set fire? Then, let us set fire! We’re not against the Japanese people. Let me get inside! The
vigilantes are here. They’re killing every
single Korean they see. What’s police doing? They’re ignoring us. Please, open up. Please help! All of you. You’re Koreans, right? Am I right? Fifteen bucks, fifty cents. Say it. Hey, you. Say it. Fuck off! You fucking asshole. Yeah, I’m fucking Korean,
you motherfucker. Stop and get out now. Why are you protecting dirty Koreans? Get out, right now! We helped you get rid of the barbarians. It’s for the good of our country. Things are getting serious. Thousands of Koreans have been arrested. We have no more facilities to keep them. What did I say? It’s okay to kill them. The vigilantes have already
begun to slaughter them. Massacre is spreading to
Gunma and Saitama areas.Koreans slaughtered in Gunma and Saitama.This shouldn’t be in papers.
Stop them run this headline! Yes, sir!430 Koreans Massacred in KantoIs this number accurate? That’s the official number now. The number’s reaching
almost 6,000 nationwide. Six… thousand? It’s quite a lot of number
within three days after the earthquake. Pick one from those locked in the station. Which one? One who is a hero to Koreans, and an enemy to us Jin-yu! Fumiko? How are you doing, guys? What are you doing here?I’m one of The Revolt, too.So, you voluntarily walked in? That’s right. You’re nuts. I’m here too. Park. Yeah? I can’t find Hasuyo. How about Jung-han? He said he’d go back to Korea. Don’t worry. They’re both our members, too.The other day, she asked
me to quit The Revolt.
She said it’s all useless. – What did you tell her?
– I didn’t say a word. I slapped her in the face.Setagaya Police StationWho was your target?Tell me. Give me the name. Old habits die hard, huh? When I bring a bomb from Shanghai, Park Yeol said he’d throw it. Are you happy now? For the revolution to happen, they said this autumn is perfect. Are you sure? All right. We’ve got detailed statements. They didn’t torture him, did they? – They…
– No torture, right? They never laid hands on him. Good… So,A group called The Revolttried to buy a bomb from Shanghai? Did they get it or not? It seems like they failed, sir. They might have obtained it. So… What was their target? They planned for this autumn. Do we have any event in the autumn? Who’s the leader? Minister of Justice Hiranuma. We have a big project for you.Have you heard about The Revolt?Isn’t that a group of socialist
Koreans living in Japan? We use the word “rebels”
to call unruly Koreans. Now, they named their
group after that word. They’re clearly mocking us. I want you to take this case. I’ll do my best, sir. Prosecute them and interrogate them with justice. Yes, sir. Make it reasonable, but the conclusion is decided. Excuse me? A conclusion that Korean
socialists erupted riots in the confusion following the earthquake. Setting me free already? You’re going to the prison. For what crime? You are charged with a
violation of security law. Is that it? Get off me. I’ll go by myself. Why do you take him alone? What about us? Don’t know. I only follow orders. Don’t tag along this time. Understood? Take me with him! I did it too! You did what? Whatever. Take me, too!♪ Arise! Ye workers from your slumbers ♪♪ Arise! Ye prisoners of want ♪♪ For reason in revolt now thunders ♪♪ And at last ends the age of can’t ♪♪ Away with all your superstitions ♪♪ Servile masses arise, arise! ♪♪ We’ll change henceforth ♪
♪ the old tradition ♪
♪ And spurn the dust to win the prize ♪♪ So comrades, come rally! ♪Korean Rebels Arrested for Attempted Assassin of Government Official in Tokyo. Now that press control
of the massacre is lifted, The first news to come up is. “Arrest of the Secret Korean Organization.” Mizuno! Was this your idea? I think Heaven helped us. We declared that Koreans started a riot, without any evidence. That could’ve caused us a problem, right? Now, here we have the evidence. They did plan to buy a bomb
to kill a government official. Welcome to Ichigaya prison, The door won’t open until you die. The door will open soon.
Wanna bet on your emperor? What a lunatic. No, you’re a lunatic. You think your emperor is God? What? He’s only a human. He pees and poos. And he’s fucking short like a dwarf. See? I told you it’ll open. Isn’t it nice here? We can eat and sleep. – Fumiko, see you later.
– Yes. – Count the stars to sleep.
– Okay. Fumiko, eat well. You must be crazier, to come here for that lunatic. My room? Don’t be nervous. Have a seat I’m not nervous. Are you? This is my seat? Can you speak Japanese? I can, but I’ll only speak Korean. This is a courtroom in Japan.
You have to talk in Japanese. Then I won’t say a word. Sit. It could bring you some disadvantage. You know Korean. You understand my words. Actually, I’ve learned it for a while. I know only one reason why
you people learn Korean. To work in the poor colony and
climb the ladder of success here? Don’t judge me like that. You can make this a lot
easier by talking in Korean. Then let’s use our own language. How old are you? Why are you asking? Come on, tell me. Thirty-one. Older than me. Feel free to talk down to me. If you say so. What’s my charge? You’ve been charged for
mustering anarchists and organizing a secret group for armed socialist movement. Fujishita! Fujishita! Fujishita! What? Got a pen and paper? Writing your will already? I guess I’ll write a letter of apology. Apology? You regret doing crazy things with that Korean dog, huh? I’ll give you every detail about what I did with him. Name. Park Jun-sik. People call me Park Yeol. Age? 9 years younger than you. Twenty-two. Occupation? Let’s call it a magazine publisher. You can write that down. Address? 1474 Yoyogi-tomigaya,
Toyotama District, Tokyo. Place of birth? 98 Ocheon-ri, Mungyeong,
Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea. Who are you living with? Kaneko Fumiko. Are you living with Park Yeol? Yes. Are you registered as his wife? No, I’m not. We both didn’t want that. Why did you go to Korea? When I was 9, I went to my
grandma’s to do housekeeping. Why was that? My parents abandoned me. When did you return to Japan? Right after March 1st Movement. How did you meet Park Yeol?Damn Dog.What’s that?I read his poem “Damn Dog”and fell in love with him.“Damn dog” is the title of his poem?Right. All right. Damn dog. I was reciting the poem. Just answer my question. Okay, sir.You are the founder of The Revolt?That’s right.The Revolt is a Korean socialist
group, is this correct?
No, The Revolt is an anarchist group.And you’re the leader of that group? That’s correct. Were you leading the
plan to obtain a bomb? Bomb? What bomb? The bomb you asked Jung-han
to pick up from Shanghai. Let me ask you again. Did you set up the plan? Get me a lawyer, or
I won’t say a single word. Were you aware of
Park’s plan to get a bomb? Yes, I knew. Are you sure? Of course. We planned it together. Any specific venue or date? Just as Park said. He didn’t say a word. Now… Get me a lawyer. Jung-han blew the bomb plan. I know. They’ll frame us all. Someone needs to take the blame. – What?
– Someone? Are you saying you’ll hold the bag? Jung-han mentioned only about me. None of you knew or heard
about the bomb, okay? What are you gonna do on your own? I’ll be the hero as they planned. Shut the fuck up, dirty Koreans! From now on, I’ll tell you everything. Who else was involved in the plan? Other members don’t know about it. You planned it on your own? Correct. Who was the target? Your prince, Michinomiya. What did you say? Prince Hirohito’s childhood name.
Ironically, “Michinomiya” means “crazy bitch” in Korean. Do you have any idea what
your statement means? I know for sure it’ll be the
biggest case in your life.Prime Minister,an act of treason has occurred. What?Park Yeol, the leader of
the group The Revolt,
planned to assassin Prince Hirohito. Is he alive? Yes, he’s alive. How grateful! God protected our prince. Did the bullet miss him? It’s not a bullet. It’s a bomb. A bomb? It didn’t go off? The d-day was the prince’s wedding day. But the wedding was postponed
because of the earthquake. The earthquake saved the prince! So you’re saying there
was only a conspiracy. If not the earthquake,
Park would have done it. Attempted assassin of the prince… This Korean… …actually tried to murder
the prince with a bomb. He’s definitely a traitor! You have evidence and witnesses? We have his confession. Did you know Park was going to
throw a bomb at the prince? What did he say? – Answer the question.
– Answer me first. He said other members
didn’t know about the plan. Any word about me? “My statement about Fumiko
might offend her feelings.” “So I’ll let her make
decisions on her own.” Fumiko, I’m willing to help you as a Japanese. Did Park threaten you? Or, does he have something on you? I threatened him. What? I taught Park that we
don’t need an emperor that we shouldn’t have one
from the first place. In other words, I was his… private tutor.Iron Fist, Smashers, Bloody Fists.Black Daggers, Black Comrades, The Revolt.These are organizations
you’ve joined or made so far, right? Did I make that many? It seems to me, you’re just eager to make yourself famous. Am I wrong? I only live for myself. What do you mean? I eat when I’m hungry.
I do it when I want it. Do it? Do what? Intercourse. Don’t you know? To make love. Answer my questions seriously. Seriously? You wanna know why I tried
to kill the prince? Nation, people, monarch. These are only theoretical concepts. You gave power and holiness
to those mere concepts and created an emperor and prince. Humans, all of us are entitled to equal
rights as a human being. The very devils who destroy
the equal world are the Emperor and the Prince. Devils? Therefore, they shall be demolished. We’re living with a parasite Emperor, who is harming the peace of mankind. Parasite? It’s my dream to destroy not only Japan, but the whole fucking world. – What about Park?
– Why are we out? We’re kicking you out, morons. Remember the attorney Huse? The pro bono lawyer
who defended us last time? Let’s ask him one more time. Are you okay? This case will be much tougher than the previous laborer cases
like Choi and Baek. Please… we need your help, sir. They’re likely to put them on a trial for a treason. Which means… a death penalty? We have to stop it from happening. Thank you very much. You must be busy defending labor workers. This case was clearly fabricated. I’ll stop the prosecution. There’s no need for it.
I’ve admitted my charge. Unlike political prisoners, traitors are punished only by death. Death penalty can’t shut my mouth up. If you go too close to the truth, you’ll get closer to death. Please withdraw your advocacy. You’ll be the first Korean
charged with treason. Treason? It’s treason to Japanese. But if this is what I
should do as a Korean, I’ll be more than glad to be a traitor.Destroy! Destroy everything!Set fire! Throw a bomb!Spread poison! Destroy the whole world.I will wash out the world tainted by hideous mankind
in crimson blood. And I, too, will die in destruction. What a fucking lunatic. They both seem deranged. They should undergo a psychiatric
test before the trial. Psychiatric test? In the West, they let the criminals take the test before punishing them. What if the result says they’re mad? I don’t give a shit about their brain. Just make them normal, no matter what! The prince has been shot.Police Commissioner!Are you fucking out of your mind? Where the fuck were you when
the prince was attacked? Who shot him? A Korean? Who? It was Namba Diasuke, a son
of a house representative. Now even a lawmaker’s son is a commie? Fucking commies are everywhere. It’s my fault. I’ll resign myself.Namba Daisuke Fires a
Gun at Prince Hirohito.
Do you know the anarchist
called Namba Daisuke? I met him once at a protest on Labor Day. Did he shoot the prince? The shooter chanted “Revolution”
and fired at the prince’s car. Was it successful? Failed. He should have thrown a
bomb, not a stupid gun. At least he put it into action. You never had guts for it. You couldn’t even get a bomb. Take a psychiatric test first. Psychiatric test, my ass. And get a lawyer again. Charge me for treason! You don’t fucking deserve it! As a result of the shooting,
Yamamoto Cabinet has resigned. And the next cabinet has been announced. Matsui as the Foreign Minister. Mizuno as the Interior Minister. Mizuno, this asshole. The murderer is in charge
of the internal affairs again. Is this the infamous socialist pub? Who are you? I’m a journalist from Korea.Park Yeol and His LoverPark’s on the paper. I’m so proud of him. For what? He didn’t achieve anything. He’s just got a bad temper. Go on. Besides, I’ve heard rumors
about him and women. All these stories about
attracting women… What the fuck? You’re a spy, aren’t you? Go on with that rubbish! You’re clearly speaking Korean but to me, it sounds like Japanese. People back home have
high expectations for Park. But he’s letting the Japanese
cabinet take advantage of him. He even seems like he’s enjoying it. Can’t you see this case was designed to cover the Korean massacre? He needs to prove his innocence, but he willingly testified. Isn’t he making a false confession? No, that’s not true. You don’t know anything. Park had a plan B to buy a bomb. What? Keep talking. A few days before the earthquake, we smuggled a bomb from Shanghai and brought it here in Tokyo. – So, you did get a bomb.
– Yes. – How can you be sure?
– I’m the one who delivered it. If not the earthquake, we’d have done it before Namba did. I wonder why Park never told me that. Is there anything you
guys are hiding from me? Hey. If I had a bomb, I’d
have thrown it already. And you? What are you guys talking about? Nothing. What are you guys, anyway? Us?The Revolt!Please give her this.Emperor and prince are only humans.Locked inside the castle
and forced to be Gods.
The Emperor and the prince are
no more than chunks of meat.
It’s not a big deal to
get rid of the prince.
The emperor is ill and will die soon.Our target is the prince.Once we get rid of the prince,the Japanese will be enlightened.You scared me. Hey! Where’s her reply? Letters that breach moral ethics are censored and destroyed. It is the language that
unites me and Fumiko. By assuring each other our
thoughts haven’t changed, we’ve completed our love. Listen. Countless commies gave
up their ideology here. You’ll end up the same. You’ll be grateful for His Majesty to have granted you as his subject. If you trash the letters again, I’m going on a hunger strike. How’s the apology letter going? Everyone here is talking
about the pretty new girl. Thanks for the compliment. Lustful prisoners are asking
for the key to your cell. Kneel down before the emperor before you get raped by the barbarians. You come in first. I wonder what people will say about a fervent imperialist raping a prisoner. Put your clothes on. Come on. I’ll make you a symbol of the brutality along with the Japanese Empire. Crazy bitch. Eat it.Park Yeol on Hunger Strike in PrisonAre you still banning letters?
I told you to permit it. It is my job to censor them. Those letters full of anti-imperialismare driving me insane.Hunger strike? What does he want? Exchanging letters with Kaneko Fumiko. Let him have it, and
prosecute him for treason. Treason won’t work, sir. We need to make him a traitor. Park is only a wild idealist. Are you his lawyer? Interrogate
him, not defend him. You might regret later. What? I’m afraid he’s planning something through the trial. Are you saying you’re afraid of that ‘wild idealist’? I’ll take the responsibility. Prosecute him for treason! I heard you’re on a hunger strike. It’s not a big deal. You’ll be charged for treason, right? Mr. Lee, can you help me make this trial
a headline news back home? The rumor says you’re a wild idealist. Ideals might seem wild at first. That’s how Koreans have been
educated and brainwashed. I want to show something to
our people through this trial. I’ll try. Can you pass my message? “I suggest cohabitation. First, we live together as comrades. Secondly, we’re equals in
the anarchist movement. Thirdly, cohabitation ends when
either betrays or joins the power”. You know what this is. It’s the cohabitation
agreement he and I made when we first met. “Though we are apart, I’m fully
aware of you by my side. I’m strictly abiding by the vow. And I have no doubt
you’re doing the same”. A message from Park. Any words you have for him? That’s my boy. Thank you for sending my letters and letting me eat. Oh, Mizuno made this happen? Pass my gratitude to him. This is psychiatrist Sugita. Take a psychiatric test. What’s wrong with my mind? Isn’t it natural for us to
want to murder the prince? I’m normal! What’s he saying? Never mind. I’ll make the decision. You pretend to be fair and
conscientious as a lawyer. But that’s a self-deception. Self-deception? You shouldn’t have invaded Korea and massacred our people
in the first place. Don’t complain that to me. What will you do if I refuse the trial? But test Fumiko by all means. I bet she’s pretty crazy. Please cooperate with us. How does it work? Blood test, urine test,
and a few questions. What’s the reward? We’ll issue a certificate. No cookies or cake? – Do you have any?
– Well… You don’t? You are asking for my
blood and urine for free? I’d rather be tortured! Fuck off! Park says he’d refuse the trial. This case won’t be closed without
having him in the court. Park went on a hunger strike again. What’s the reason this time? What’s the problem? – I want more rice.
– What? Koreans eat more rice
than you Japanese do. Are you treating me like a Japanese? To me, this is very insulting. Okay. You’ll get as much as you want. That’s the right thing. Happy now? Sorry for making you
come and go so often. Since you’re here, can
you do me another favor? Now, what? Get dressed. What is this? Judge Tatematsu must be insane. How do I look? Park. You haven’t changed a bit. How do I look? Look handsome? Even in those new clothes, you look shabby just like
the first time we met. But you fell for that? I did. I should’ve worn Korean
traditional clothes. What’s all this? I want to send a picture of
us to my mother in Korea. Your mother? Look at the camera. Here we go. One, two, three. Will you excuse us for a moment? All right. Let’s go, everyone. Let’s go. Thank you. Good day, sir. You’ll regret this. It’s the Sun that makes you
take off clothes, not the wind. It’s obvious what they will do in there. Why do you always have to think that way? Park wanted to send that
picture to his mother as a good-bye present. Are you feeling sorry for them? When I think about Fumiko’s childhood, I kind of understand why she ended up cursing this world. Based on the statements
you made until today, You’ll be charged with treason
in Article 73 of the Criminal Act. The next step will take place
at the Supreme Court. Treason, finally. Good job. Are you sure about sending
this to your mother? My mother is open-minded. I like this picture I’ll keep a copy. Is that a souvenir or a trophy? This case gave me an opportunity
to investigate a traitor and show my loyalty to my country. This is the souvenir of my accomplishment. It could be a souvenir to you,
but it will be a trophy to me. This is only a beginning. These attorneys will
defend you at the court. I have some conditions. First, I’m not standing in
the court as a defendant. The judge at the court is on
behalf of the Japanese emperor I’ll stand in the court on
behalf of the Korean people. Therefore, They shall allow me to wear traditional
Korean clothes at the court. That’s our man, right? Secondly, I stand in the court
to condemn Japanese invasion,Allow me to read the declaration
to express my thoughts.
– Will they pass these conditions?
– Park will make it happen. Here you go.Thirdly, hire an interpreter, for
I will speak Korean at the trial.
This is all I got.Finally,let me sit as high as the judge’s seat.This is nonsense. If you don’t accept this,
he’ll refuse the trial. You don’t want to see
a traitor refuse the trial. The defendant will sit as high as my seat? I don’t mind losing my face, but save the face of
Japanese supreme court I’ll talk to him to give up one condition. Make him give up two. I’ll withdraw the condition
to speak in Korean, to lessen the confusion at the court. That’s one. Can you give up the
condition about the seat? Why? The judges are afraid that people
will make fun of the situation. Okay, but get me Korean traditional
uniform for the d-day. Don’t worry. I’ll get it for you I’ll do it. I’ll wear Korean clothes, too. One more thing. Ask them to accept our
marriage registration. Marriage registration? We’ll receive a death sentence. So? Bodies can be collected only by family. If you become my legal wife, my family will collect your body, too. Then…? We’ll be buried together in my hometown in Korea.I wanted to learn how to write.My parents never taught
me a single letter.
My father didn’t care, and
my mother was illiterate.
In Korea, I was often
kicked out on the road.
Famished, I staggered on the streetand found a chunk of burnt rice,which I hurriedly put into my mouth.My grandma told me,“You’re a nobody.”You were born, but you never existed.“That’s why you can’t go to school”I will survive. That’s right.I will take revenge against
those who make us suffer.
That’s right. I shall live.I will sacrifice my life to fight for them,for isolated people like us.February 26th, 1926
First trial
Line up. This does look like a trial for treason. Yes, 200 police officers and
30 military police officers. Please read this. Fumiko! You look pretty, Fumiko I’m getting a strange
feeling about this trial. Tell me about it. This is going to be an
extraordinary trial. Right, right. I’m not at a wedding, am I? Are we watching a bride and
groom walking in or what? Let’s celebrate! Sing along, guys! – Now we only need a pastor.
– I know! All rise. Be seated. What the hell are they wearing? Shut up! Silence! Silence! Be quiet or we’ll ask you to leave. Don’t be scared. Watch me, I’ll be the most rebellious
defendant in history. Name. My name is Park Yeol. Are you speaking in Korean? Yes, I am. Name. My name is Park Mun-ja. – How dare you speak Korean?
– Hang them right away! They don’t deserve a trial! In order to keep the
public order at the court, We ask you to leave the gallery at once. Leave the courthouse! Sir, what does this say? This is the number of Koreans massacred
during the big earthquake in Kanto. Is this true? Yes. The actual number may be even higher if you include unconfirmed deaths. I believe that Japanese
Empire will collapse. Once the false image of a deified Emperor is revealed to its people that he, too, is only a human being. – Shut your mouth!
– You dirty Korean! But the Japanese people
do not try to realize that. The Empire of Japan will be maintained only until you force your people
to believe in Emperor’s holiness. You managed to distract your people whenever you faced a crisis. But the time is near for
the fall of the empire. You’re insane! Judge! The very devils that destroy
our equal world are The Japanese Emperor and the Prince. – They demand our sacrifice for the nation…
– You dirty bitch! You betrayed Japan. Shut The Fuck Up! The ruling class demands patriotism and loyalty for their interest. Their brutal desire is maintained by sacrificing people’s lives. Therefore, I warn those who blindly
accept such concepts that you will be enslaved unless
you enlighten yourselves. Is it a speech contest, or what!? Well, I have no right to stop their speech! Keep off foreign journalists. Mizuno put pressure. The second trial will be closed. Closed trial… You went overboard at the first trial. You can’t wear the Korean robes anymore. Doesn’t matter. That will make more news. The Great Kanto Earthquake was followed by the tragic massacre of
innocent Korean people I can’t help but doubt that
this case was manipulated to cover up the massacre of Korean people. On behalf of the highest
authority in Japan, Supreme Court must make its
position clear to the entire world. Not only for these two, but to
save Japan from such doubts, I demand an answer. Answer from whom? On behalf of Japan,
I ask you to answer it. Why should I? The emperor can’t be summoned
as the witness, can he? Will you summon him, if I ask? Recess! Are you looking for… …this? How dare you read it
without my permission? Now I understand what made you different from us. Now you know how enlightened I am. I’m not a fool like you. I corrected some misspelling. Among the many emotions
held by Korean people their antipathy towards Japan
is deeply rooted in their hearts. – What made me who I am now – In 1919, March 1st, I witnessed
Korean Independence Movement. On that day, I felt a strong
feeling of empathy to Koreans and a strong will to rebel against power erupted inside me. On that day, Japanese government cut off our tongues, burned our people, and stabbed women’s
genitals with steel skewers and they threatened us
never to mention about. March 1st Movement. I remember the massacre after
the earthquake in Kanto. Koreans were killed with
bamboo spears and swords, They were tied and thrown alive into the rivers and fire. They were tied to bikes and
dragged until they died. And you’re trying to conceal
the Korean massacre, just like March 1st Movement. However, I will not let that happen. The more you try to conceal it, the more it’ll unveil to the world, and to the history. You call your country a civilized nation. Then conduct an investigation, gather witnesses’ testimonies and dig out the bodies
of innocent Koreans. Get confessions from
the soldiers and vigilantes. If you still can’t find the
truth, yes, I’m a lunatic. If you still can’t find the truth, I’ll convert to Japanese Imperialism and be a citizen under
your sacred Emperor! To protect your emperor, over 6,000 of us were
killed without a reason. Any objection? Get that traitor! Please calm down. His statement is not true. Yes. We can’t simply believe
such traitor’s words… This is Mizuno speaking.
Please tell the emperor, the cabinet will organize
an investigation committee. Tell him not to worry. Thank you. What investigation committee? Yes. Japan is a civilized country
with law and order. But the committee will be
dissolved after the time limit. If we don’t give enough time,
there will be fierce criticism. I can tell you for sure. In a month, they’ll want to stop. What if they find evidence
within that period? The military participated
in the massacre too. Holding the military responsible? That means blaming his majesty the King! So before things get uglier, you should end the trial. That’s why we should throw
Park onto the guillotine before the lunatic drives us all insane!! You have visitors. Novelist Nakanishi and Satomura. He was once jailed in Korea for
criticizing the Governor-general. How have you been? You know each other? We fought together against
the abuse of Korean miners. On behalf of Japan, I came
to deliver apologies. I promise I will make
Japan pay for its faults. Please don’t forget that
many of us admire you. Never give up on conscience
of Japanese people. We’re Korean students. We’ll follow your footsteps. Thank you. I can’t run them on papers
anyway, let me get inside, now. You sons of bitches!March 25th, 1926
The final trial
All rise. What? Be seated. Prosecutor, please deliver
the closing argument. Defendant Park Yeol. Having a deprived childhood, he
gradually developed a grudge.We’ll never forget!We’ll reveal the truth!We will never forget!We’ll never forget!We’ll reveal the truth!He became obsessed with narrow
political and social views. Kaneko Fumiko had tragic childhood and her parents abandoned her. She denied power and authority…We’ll never forget!We’ll reveal the truth!According to Article 238,
the two are found jointly guilty. Henceforth, they will be prosecuted
according to the sentencing. Defendants, any last word? No. Good job. Kaneko Fumiko, any last word? I know Park’s true nature. And I love him the way he is. Despite all his shortcomings,
I embrace every single part of it. I truly love him as he is. This is my request to the court. Throw us onto the guillotine together. I’ll be happy as long as I die with him. Shut up! Close the trial! Lastly, my last word to Park. Even if the sentence separates us, I will never leave you to die alone. For treason in Article
73 of the Criminal Act and for violating the
explosives regulation, I hereby announce the sentence. Park Yeol and Kaneko Fumiko are sentenced to death. Hey, Judge. Hey, Judge! You can do whatever you want with my body, but you can do nothing to my spirit. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!Traitors Sentenced to Death.“Fumiko sadly lowered her head?” What’s wrong with these articles?
This isn’t true at all.Park cursed and swore at the judge?When did he curse at the judge?
This is insane. Sons of bitches. There’s an article on a Korean Daily. Only Korean Daily told truth
about the hurraying.Screams Hurray after
Hearing the Death Sentence.
The parliament is against
the death sentence. We held trials to cover up the massacre, and we finally sentenced them to death. If the imperial family
reduces the sentence now, that will make this trial
look like that rebel’s circus. What do you think,
Governor-general of Korea? We suppressed the March 1st
Movement with great difficulty I’m afraid what will happen
in Korea when we execute him. Koreans are all fixing
their eyes on this trial. In that case, we have to make a political choice. Emperor reduced your sentence to life sentence.Letter of MercyEmperor? Who gave him such a right? The supreme court’s death
sentence was fair enough, Nevertheless, the imperial
family decided to show mercy. Accordingly, the death penalty
is reduced to life imprisonment.Letter of Mercy Accepted
with Deep Gratitude
You’ll be transported
to the prison in Chiba. How about Fumiko? She’ll be transported to Utsunomiya. A distant place from Chiba. Please take care of these. Keep the sentences simple and candid. Don’t worry too much about the grammar. I don’t want poetic phrases
or fancy adjectives. Okay. I promise you I will publish them. Pass my love to the members.Family RegisterHead of family, Park Yeol.Chiba PrisonTo Live doesn’t merely mean To Move.If I can move upon my will,even if the move itself
eventually leads to Death,
It is not the denial of Life.It is an Affirmation.Only the last 3 years of my life with Parkwas the true life of my own.Still on a hunger strike? Now I can see the door to the end. Please survive. How’s Fumiko doing? You must survive. She promised to die with me. She said she’d not let me go alone. How’s Fumiko? Tell me. How’s she doing? She’s dead. Suicide? They won’t tell me the cause of her
death, or let me collect her body. I couldn’t even talk with
the medical examiner. You must survive. Please bury her in my hometown. Maybe they killed her
and faked it as suicide. She could’ve killed herself to show her resistance against power. She must be cold. She wrote 1,000 pages
for her autobiography. It’s nonsense she killed
herself without a note.The Asahi Daily– You’re a journalist, right?
– Yes. Have you seen this? The Prosecutor let them
use an interrogation room and allowed them to take
a picture like this? Rumors say Fumiko was murdered. She had a sign of strangulation. Murder? If she had been pregnant, they can’t let her live. They can’t let her
give birth in the cell… She had a sign of strangulation.
Any evidence for murder? Evidence can be manipulated after death. This photo was sent to all
the publishing companies. Shouldn’t we print this first? Did you plan this too? What are you talking about? I couldn’t even get a bomb and throw it I should do something bigger. Keep mocking, but that
won’t destroy Japan. Keep concealing, but that
won’t hide the truth. Because you keep digging,
we’re becoming more thorough. Right, you’re thoroughly
making fabulous errors, one error after another, and another… Will you be able to handle them? Do you know why we reduced your sentence? To make you be forgotten
and be worthlessly alive. To make you live forever in prison. Live long, as long as possible, and finally make yourself famous for that! Of course I will! I’ll live as long as I can, to reveal every single
thing you did to us! This could be our last photo. Shouldn’t we make this special? Last photo? It shouldn’t be ordinary. Of course, not. This picture will show them who we truly are.Park served 22 years and 2 months and
was released after Korean Independence.
In 1946, he excavated the remains of those
who fought for Korean Independence,
and buried them in Seoul.In 1989, Park was posthumously
honored a Presidential Medal.
Kaneko Fumiko was buried in Korea
in 1931 as Park had wished.
Kazuo published Fumiko’s autobiography.Huse, who defended Park
and Fumiko was the first.
Japanese to be honored Order
of Merit in Korea in 2004

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