Song of the Bandits is a historical action-drama series directed by Hwang Jun-hyeok from a screenplay by Han Jeon-hoon. The Korean series is set in the 1920s and revolves around Japan’s colonial rule over the Korean people and the subsequent insurgence that followed. The series tells the story of a soldier in the Japanese army, who is seeking atonement for his deeds. When he travels to Gando he finds a former righteous soldier and together they create a ruthless gang of bandits who work hard to protect and provide for their countrymen. Song of the Bandits stars Kim Nam-gil, Seohyun, Yoo Jae-Myung, Lee Hyun-Wook, and Lee Ho-Jung. So, if you loved the Netflix series here are some similar options you check out next.
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