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The Sword with No Name (불꽃처럼 나비처럼)

불꽃처럼 나비처럼 (Bool-kkott-cheo-reom Na-bi-cheo-reom)

Directed by Kim Yong-gyoon (김용균)

Screenplay by

Action Melodrama Romance

124min | Release date in South Korea :

Alternative title : "Like Fireworks, like Butterflies"
Synopsis
Moo-myoung is a Joseon dynasty headhunter who tracks down fugitives and lives off their rewards. On one of his missions, he encounters a beautiful noble lady, Ja-young, and falls in love with her. A few years later, Ja-young enters the royal palace as the next queen of Joseon. Lovesick Moo-myoung becomes the personal guard to the queen in order to be closer to Ja-young. After attaining the title of queen, Ja-young tries to modernize the dynasty by allying with foreign nations but becomes turmoiled into a political power struggle. Moo-myoung must fend off devastating threats from the foreign army in order to protect Ja-young from harm.

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  • Joseon Dynasty through film

    2014/06/08, Source,
    The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) ruled over Korea for more than 500 years. The lives and times of the 27 monarchs are some of the most widely used material in Korean film. In 2014 alone, a couple of films set with the royal dynasty as background will be released. Earlier this year, theaters saw the release of "The Fatal Encounter", a film which deals with the times of King Jeongjo (r. 1776-1800). Two more films are set to be released later this year. They are "Sado", which revolves around King Yeongjo (r. 1724-1776), grandfather to Jeongjo, and "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant", which focuses on King Cheoljong (r. 1849-1863),...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Sword With No Name" + Giveaway

    2014/04/21,
    Moo-myeong (played by Jo Seung-woo) is a vagabond who's quite good with his rather awkwardly proportioned fish head cutting sword. His excellent fighting skills make Moo-myeong a valuable hire in the assassin's trade, but it's an offhand job with Myeong-seong (played by Soo-ae) that ends up permanently changing his life. Moo-myeong suddenly decides that he's good enough for bigger or better things. In reality, of course, he just wants to get closer to Myeong-seong, who mostly reciprocates his affections though she's just married the king. "The Sword with No Name" doesn't really get into who these characters are, except as opposite ends of a doomed love affair set against the backdrop of late nineteenth century Korea,...More
  • 'The Flu' spreads horror throughout Seoul suburb

    2013/08/08, Source,
    In-hae (Soo-ae) holds her daughter, Mi-reu (Park Min-ha) as they enter a segregated camp after the outbreak of a deadly disease. Freezing planets, earthquakes, tsunamis, alien attacks and wanton destruction are among the themes of countless apocalyptic movies - so much so that few scenarios seem shocking or original anymore. On the other hand, when a familiar thing that's dismissed as "no big deal" turns out to be deadly, it can generate unexpected horror,...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.07.19 ~ 2013.07.21

    2013/07/22,
    "The Best Never Rest" is the slogan for this week's number one film "RED 2", a sequel to the popular 2010 action comedy. Director Dean Parisot's film claimed the lion's share of the ticket sales over the weekend (832,276), but, unlike previous weeks this month, the admissions were a little more evenly distributed. Last week Kim Yong-hwa's "Mr. Go" was released and, despite a slow start for Korea's first stereoscopic 3D effort, the film eventually managed over 500,000 admissions (19.8%). "Mr. Go" came close to sneaking past Jo Eui-seok and Kim Byeong-seo's "Cold Eyes" (21.3% with 576, 360 admissions) in second, an effort that would've forced "Cold Eyes" to step back from the position it fought so hard for last weekend,...More
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 Produced by
 Kim Mi-hee (김미희)
Production
Sidus FHN (싸이더스FHN)
Distribution
Showbox (쇼박스)
International sales
Showbox (쇼박스)
Staff
 Kim Yang-hee (김양희)
 Directing department
 Kim Yeong-in-I (김영인)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Kim Myeong-joon (김명준)
 Cinematographer
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Editor
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Editor
 Kim Tae-hwan-I (김태환)
 Martial arts team
 Kim Myeong-joon (김명준)
 Storyboard
 Kim Joon-seok (김준석)
 Music department
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
Technics
124 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
Web site
www.minjayoung.co.kr...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2009/09/24
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2009.11.08 : 1,681,640 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.01 : 1,678,195 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.25 : 1,659,864 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.18 : 1,585,754 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.11 : 1,412,151 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.04 : 1,079,060 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.27 : 449,505 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.20 : 7,868 admissions (total)

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