Warriors of the Dawn

Synopsis: A crown prince emerges as a leader during the war between Korea and Japan in 1592.
Genre: Drama
130 min


The practice of the rich hiring the poor

to serve their compulsory military duties

is prevalent but impossible to stop.

Near the northern border,

some men pursue these military

substitute jobs as a profession.

These men became known as proxy soldiers.

- From Sejong Chronicles



Give it all you've got,

and try not to die.

He's frozen with terror.

Are you afraid of death?

Yes, sir...

You've gotta be terribly

scared to kill another man.

Courage comes after the fact.

Do you understand?

What you should really be scared of

is dying before completing proxy

service like your father did.

Then, one of your dumb brothers will be

dragged out here to suffer the same fate.

Yes, sir.


Jurchen's blood.

Drink it and they can't kill you.

Drink up.

Don't worry too much.

Even the angel of death can't be so

heartless to take both father and son.

If you run, I'll kill you.

Let's go.

Cross that border and

it's our territory.

We'll celebrate big tonight.



Stab him!

Wait! Stop!

- You?

- I was just like you.

Wood for the king's fireplace.

I'm Korean!

In the Jurchen world, you're ranked

by your skills not your class.

You should join us too.

I can't stand that hairstyle.

Gather up the dead.

All of them.

Go to a good place.

What's the head count?

24 in total.

We'll be stationed back

to Seoul by next year.

For sure.

Disgusting scavengers.

You bastard!

Hwanggae got killed because of you.

I'm sorry but I just couldn't...

Stab him.

Do it!

If you don't do it, they'll cut off

his head while he's still alive.

This is mercy on the battlefield.

The man you just killed is yourself.

So, forget about who you were before.

Everything, even your name.

Do you hear those fuckers?

They didn't shed a drop of

blood, and they're celebrating.

Yeah, thanks for offering...

Gather up, proxies!

Proxy for citizen Park of Onji Village!


Jung Du-yi of Sukcheon!

Who's the proxy for Jung Du-yi?

Who is it?

- That's you, stupid.

- It's me!

I've done this shit a dozen times, but

I cannot remember this guy's name.


Nam Tae Dong of Pyongdal Village.

Did he run?

Who's the proxy for Nam?

He's dead!

Tell his family to send

a replacement ASAP,

or return the money.

Show some respect for the dead.

Who said anything about being dead?

According to this book,

Nam is perfectly fine.

None of you are dead or alive

until you complete your terms!

How can you expect anyone

to stake their lives for so little,

and be treated like shit?

How dare you!

Then find your replacement and quit!

There are people lining up

to be where we are.

Don't forget who's

feeding your families,

you ungrateful bastards...

That barbarian will serve

his remaining term.

- That barbarian?

- But he can't be trusted.

If you don't complete your term, even

the underworld won't take you in.

So, try not to die.


In 15592, the Japanese invade

Korea with 200,000 troops.

The King of Korea flees the

capital and heads to Ming China

after hastily installing 18-year-old

Gwanghae as the Crown Prince.



Who are you?

We're soldiers traveling

from the northern border.

The Japanese have taken Pyongyang.

Wait here for further instructions.

Our priority is His Majesty's safety.

There is no nation or

people without the King!

In what book does it say that?

Hear, hear.

People are what make a nation.

If you abandon the people...

I will not die in the

hands of the Japanese,

if I must, I'll do it in China, the

only place fit for a king to die.

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