During the colonial rule of Japan, Yu Gwan-sun is imprisoned for being a key instigator of the March 1st Movement, a peaceful protest for Korea’s independence.
Undaunted, 17-year-old Yu unites her fellow inmates to resist Japan and raises the morale of the women in her cell. The chief warden senses a renewed resistance in the women and entices an inmate to find out that Yu is behind it, then tortures her.
Yu’s will is left undeterred as she pretends to obey the wards while secretly planning another independence protest. A Resistance is the true story of patriotism, courage and undying strength displayed through a young liberated spirit.