Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe-young

Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe-young (Korean자유인 이회영; RRJayuin I Hoyeong) is a 2010 South Korean historical television series, starring Jung Dong-hwan, Ahn Jae-mo, Lee Ah-yi, Hong Il-kwon and Kwon Oh-joong. Based on the life of Korean independence fighter Lee Hoe-yeong, the drama was made to commemorate the centenary of the Forced Annexation of Korea by Japan. Its premiere coincided with the signing of the annexation treaty on August 21, 1910, and the drama aired on KBS1 from August 29 to September 12, 2010 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:05 for 5 episodes.

Freedom Fighter Lee Hoe-young
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Promotional poster for Freedom Fighter Lee Hoe-young
Written byKwak In-haeng
Jung Hyun-min
Lee Mi-ho
Directed byShin Chang-suk
StarringJung Dong-hwan
Ahn Jae-mo
Lee Ah-yi
Hong Il-kwon
Kwon Oh-joong
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes5
Producer(s)Lee Jae-young
Jeon Woo-sung
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeSaturdays and Sundays at 21:05 (KST)
Original networkKBS1
Original release29 August (2010-08-29) –
12 September 2010 (2010-09-12)
Preceded byLegend of the Patriots
Followed byThe King of Legend
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Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe-young
자유인 이회영
自由人 李會榮
Revised RomanizationJayuin I Hoeyeong
McCune–ReischauerChayuin Yi Hoe-yŏng

This was the third and last of the "noblesse oblige" series produced by KBS in 2010, following The Reputable Family and The Great Merchant.[1]

At the end of the drama, a short documentary about Lee Hoe-young aired, including an interview with his sons, Lee Kyu-chang and Lee Kyu-dong.


When Japan invaded Korea, Lee Hoe-young donated all of his savings and moved to Manchuria to open a school. There, he trained soldiers and scholars who later led the army to win numerous battles during the early 20th century. Lee also joined the underground anarchist movement in Shanghai to fight against Japanese forces. Lee later died in prison after being captured and tortured by the Japanese army. The drama begins from the point of view of Japanese war correspondent Kimura Junpei, who is writing his report "Lee Hoe-young, the Terrorist." But as he delves into the life of Lee, he comes to understand and admire Lee Hoe-young as a freedom fighter who led the Korean independence movement.[2]


(Names in bold are based on the actual person; pen names are listed in quotation marks for some of the characters)


  1. ^ Han, Sang-hee (29 December 2009). "TV Dramas to Look Forward to in 2010". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-30.
  2. ^ "Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe-young". KBS Global. Retrieved 2013-07-01.

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