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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.


Heung-sik Park





Credited cast:
Lee Byung-Hun ... Deok-gi
Kim Go-eun ... Seol-hee
Su-an Kim ... Goo-Seul (as Soo-an Kim)
Do-yeon Jeon ... Seol-rang
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Teacher
Kim Tae-Woo ... Jon-bok
Soo-bin Bae ... Poong-chun
Jun-Ho Lee Jun-Ho Lee ... Yool
Yoo-Bin Sung Yoo-Bin Sung ... Gamcho


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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Director Heung-sik Park and Do-yeon Jeon's second collaboration movie since My Mother, the Mermaid (2004). See more »

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A poem, not a story
30 November 2020 | by trogdor_burninatorSee all my reviews

"Memories" seems to be a key word with this film, as memories are not always complete. Just as memories, so too poetry. A poem doesn't need complete sentences to be understood, it's more about the feelings that are conveyed. When I came to this realization, I enjoyed this film much more.

I guess the advertising for this film made comparisons to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon? I don't know because I just borrowed this from the library & it wasn't until a couple reviews mentioned it that I heard the comparison. There are similarities, but that is all they are..

Don't focus on that for this film, enjoy it for what it is: a poem in cinematic form.

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Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,240, 30 August 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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