Is the battleship island true story?
Starring A-lister Hwang Jung-min (Foxs 2016 Cannes title The Wailing) and Asian superstars Song Joong-gi (hit TV series Descendants of the Sun) and So Ji-sub (Rough Cut, Sophies Revenge opposite Zhang Ziyi), The Battleship Island is based on a true story toward the end of World War II, when hundreds of Koreans ...
Who built Hashima Island?
Between its opening in 1890 and its abandonment in 1974, Mitsubishi developed a bustling community on Hashima Island, turning it into a coal producing powerhouse. Thousands of laborers from South Korea and China were forced to work on Hashima Island in the early 20th century.
Why did they leave Hashima Island?
In 1974, with the coal reserves nearing depletion, the mine was closed and all of the residents departed soon after, leaving the island effectively abandoned for the following three decades.