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The Warrior (2001)

Musa (original title)
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1375. Nine Koryo warriors, envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops.



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Credited cast:
Choi Jung
Princess Bu-yong (as Zhang Ziyi)
Yong-woo Park ...
Seok-yong Jeong ...
Du-il Lee ...
Yeong-mok Han ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gi-ho Heo ...
Soon Chun-yong
Er Cha Huo ...
Ying Jie-na
Byeong-guk Hwang
Mi-Nam Jung ...
Yongho Soldier
Hong-Pyo Lee ...
Military officer


In 1375, China was in chaos between Yuan Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Coryo (an ancient kingdom of Korea then) sent a delegation of many diplomats, soldiers and a silent slave to make peace with the new Chinese government. However, this delegation got charged as spies and sent in exile to a remote desert. On the way the group came across a Yuan troop, and the Coryo soldiers managed to survive the battle. They began the journey toward the faraway home country, where they met the Yuan troop again. When they found out the Yuan troop kidnapped a Ming princess, they decided to rescue her so that they could get a ship to go home. Then the battle began... Written by Stevie Cho <stevie@unitel.co.kr>

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We must go back to Koryo!


Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody battle sequences | See all certifications »






Release Date:

7 September 2001 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

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BND 8,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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During filming in China, Woo-sung Jung got knee-injury while shooting one of his fight scenes and had to stay behind after the Korean crew came back to Korea. See more »

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User Reviews

Amazing,takes a dump on Gladiator and Braveheart.
21 November 2003 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Musa is the most amazing Korean film I have seen yet. I put it in a very small league of super high class Martial arts films like King Hu, Kurasawa,CTHD or Hero. The weight of the performances are important to this film which takes a great deal of time to develop all the characters. The battle scenes are better than that In historical hollywood epics. Brutal action which is a great pay for all the wonderful character development.

I can't imagine being disappointed by this film. Wow.

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