This study aims to investigate ‘the films with the topic of anti-Japanese movement’ jointly produced by Kim Yeom called “Film Emperor” and the figures in the world of Chinese film, especially film director Sun Yu through their exchanges. Especially, Actor Kim Yeom, he was born in Seoul, Korea, who went to China, following his father, Kim Pil-sun who fled to China. Later, arriving in Shanghai with a dream of becoming an actor, he climbed the top spot in the film world of Shanghai in the 1930s. Sun Yu was a film director who selected him and helped him debut as an actor. Their meetings had many influences in each of their lives of film. In addition, as companions in the world of film, they made many exchanges and produced films together.
Shanghai in the 1930s, when Kim Yeom, film director Sun Yu were active in the world of film was in the most brilliant time of culture. And yet, at the same time, with Japanese invasion, it was a chaotic time when “January 28 Incident” and “August 13 Incident” broke out in Shanghai. They produced films, such as < Wild Rose > and < The Big Road > with a historical commitment, centering around the theme of anti-Japanese movement. In the films, Kim Yeom appears as an image of a strong, courageous young man with an anti-Japanese sentiment.
Exchanges of Kim Yeom with the people concerned with the films, such as film director Sun Yu had deep influences on each other. In addition, it is noted that there was a history of the anti-Japanese movement of Korea and China as a common fate through artistic and cultural activities of films as well as political or military activities. Their meetings and exchanges provide an important clue in the histories of the exchanges and friendship between Korea and China.