Based on a bestseller by Kim Sung Jong, Eyes of Dawn is the story of three young Koreans caught in the maelstrom of the nation's modern history. Spanning from the colonial period to the Korean War, the series brought to attention such issues as Japanese war crimes (especially the existence of 'comfort women') and the tragedies wrought by Korea's ideological divisions.

Eyes of Dawn - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Korean

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 1991-10-07

Eyes of Dawn - Eyes of Dawn - Netflix

Eyes of Dawn (Hangul: 여명의 눈동자; Hanja: 黎明의 눈瞳子; RR: Yeomyeongui Nundongja) is a South Korean television series starring Choi Jae-sung, Chae Shi-ra and Park Sang-won. Directed by Kim Jong-hak and written by Song Ji-na based on the 10-volume novel of the same name by Kim Seong-jong (published in 1981), the story spans the years from the Japanese colonial period to World War II, Korea's liberation and the Korean War. With a budget of ₩7.2 billion, overseas shoots in China and the Philippines, over 270 actors and 21,000 extras, Eyes of Dawn was one of the first Korean dramas to be shot in its entirety before broadcast and the largest scale Korean television production of its time. It aired on MBC from October 7, 1991 to February 6, 1992 for 36 episodes, and reached a peak viewership rating of 58.4%, making it the 9th highest-rated Korean drama of all time.

Eyes of Dawn - Awards - Netflix

1991 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor: Choi Jae-sung Top Excellence Award, Actress: Chae Shi-ra 1992 Baeksang Arts Awards Technical Award: Jo Su-hyeon Most Popular Actor (TV): Park Sang-won Best Actor (TV): Choi Jae-sung Best Actress (TV): Chae Shi-ra Best Director (TV): Kim Jong-hak Best Drama Grand Prize (Daesang) for TV 1992 Korean Broadcasting Awards Best Drama

Eyes of Dawn - References - Netflix