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Memories of the Sword (2015)

Hyeomnyeo: Kar-ui gi-eok (original title)
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While in medieval Korea, a young girl sets out to revenge the betrayal and the death of her mother. But therefore she must face one of the most powerful men and warriors of the Goryo Dynasty.

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Credited cast:
... Deok-gi
... Seol-hee
... Goo-Seul (as Soo-an Kim)
... Teacher
... Seol-rang
... Jon-bok
Jun-Ho Lee ... Yool
... Poong-chun
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While the Goryo Dynasty in the medieval Korea, three warriors named Deok-ki, Poong-chun and Seol-rang have led a riot against the king and his foreign allies from Kitan, China. But Deok-ki betrays them, which results in the death of Poong-chun. But Seol-rang is able to escape with Seol-hee, Poong-chun's little daughter, and her sword. 18 years later, Seol-rang got blind but she raised and taught Seol-hee very well. Both feel that the time for revenge is right, but Deok-ki is now one of the most powerful men in the country. All of them know, that spilling blood is the only way of redemption. Written by Anonymus

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28 August 2015 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$50,240, 30 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$109,972, 13 September 2015
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Originally released for 2014 winter season, but the studio delayed to August 2015 due to several reasons. See more »

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Though it was well done. Found it romantic and I love the sword play.
1 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

I just saw another Korean epic called Assassination last week at my local theater so I thought I give this one a shot.

The two movies are similar in their epicness, as they both had great cinematography that made it feel like a painting come to life and they seem to be working a very large story with lots of elements but is not too hard to follow, which is good for me cause subtitles can be too much to read sometimes. The scope of Memories of the Sword was big and long (at two hours and sixteen minutes), and covered a lot of drama.

I don't think I've ever seen Lee Byung-hun, who I know to be a actor from Korea, in a Korean film. He's somewhat a thing in the states, so I assumed that made him a huge star in his native land. It's the first time I did not see him in an action film with his shirt off holding a sword. It's a little misleading for those of us expecting more battle scenes from him, instead he plays more of a dramatic role that evolves romance, which I rarely see in Asian films cause I mostly deal in marshal arts action.

Which the movie does not have a lot of, but the little it does I was very impress with. Overall it was not a bad movie to sit through.


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