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The King's Letters (나랏말싸미)

나랏말싸미 (na-rat-mal-ssa-mi)

Directed by Jo Cheol-hyeon (조철현)

Screenplay by ,

Drama Historical

110min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
A historical film about King Sejong who risked everything of his to invent the Hunminjungeum (Korean Script) for his people and the people who weren't recorded in history.

The King's Letters | Cast

  • Song Kang-ho (송강호)
    Song Kang-ho (송강호)
    King Sejong (세종대왕)
  • Park Hae-il (박해일)
    Park Hae-il (박해일)
    Monk Sin-mi (신미 스님)
  • Jeon Mi-sun (전미선)
    Jeon Mi-sun (전미선)
    Queen So-heon (소헌왕후)
  • Kim Joon-han (김준한)
    Kim Joon-han (김준한)
    Prince (세자)
  • Cha Rae-hyung (차래형)
    Cha Rae-hyung (차래형)
    Suyang (수양)
  • Yoon Jung-il (윤정일)
    Yoon Jung-il (윤정일)
    Ahn Pyeong (안평)
  • Tang Joon-sang (탕준상)
    Tang Joon-sang (탕준상)
    Hak-jo (학조)
  • Keum Sae-rok (금새록)
    Keum Sae-rok (금새록)
    Jin-ah (진아)
  • Choi Deok-moon (최덕문)
    Choi Deok-moon (최덕문)
    Jeong In-ji (정인지)
  • Nam Moon-chul (남문철)
    Nam Moon-chul (남문철)
    Choi Man-ri (최만리)
  • Jung Hae-kyun (정해균)
    Jung Hae-kyun (정해균)
    Go Yak-hae (고약해)
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    Park Dong-hyeok (박동혁)
    Jeong Chang-son (정창손)
  • Jung In-gyeom (정인겸)
    Jung In-gyeom (정인겸)
    Kim Moon (김문)
  • Oh Hyun-kyung-I (오현경)
    Oh Hyun-kyung-I (오현경)
    Old Buddhist monk (노승)
  • Im Sung-jae (임성재)
    Im Sung-jae (임성재)
    Hak-yeol (학열)
  • Song Sang-eun (송상은)
    Song Sang-eun (송상은)
    Pyeong-nyeo (평녀)
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    Kim Kyeong-won (김경원)
    Inspection Court Lady (감찰상궁)
  •  
    Eo Joo-seon (어주선)
    Jeon-eui (전의)
  • Tasuku Yamanouchi (야마노우치 타스쿠)
    Tasuku Yamanouchi (야마노우치 타스쿠)
    Kyūju (규주)
  •  
    Han Geon-tae (한건태)
    Beom-ryeong (범령)
  • Lee Geun-hoo (이근후)
    Lee Geun-hoo (이근후)
    Monk 1 (스님1)
  •  
    Kim Jeong-han (김정한)
    Monk 2 (스님2)
  •  
    Go Cheong-hwi (고청휘)
    Monk 3 (스님3)
  •  
    Yoo Dong-gyoon (유동균)
    Monk 4 (스님4)
  •  
    Baek Soo-min (백수민)
    Young Sejong (어린 세종)
  • Jung Ji-woo-I (정지우)
    Jung Ji-woo-I (정지우)
    Court lady 1 (궁녀1)
  • Ha Si-yeon (하시연)
    Ha Si-yeon (하시연)
    Court lady 2 (궁녀2)
  • Jung Soo-ji (정수지)
    Jung Soo-ji (정수지)
    Court lady 3 (궁녀3)
  • Song Chang-gon (송창곤)
    Song Chang-gon (송창곤)
    Government official (제관)
  •  
    Jeong Chan-hoon (정찬훈)
    Hatchet's vassal (도끼신하)
  •  
    Kim Jin-hyeok (김진혁)
    Young Jeon-eui (젊은 전의)
  • Lee Doo-suk (이두석)
    Lee Doo-suk (이두석)
    Confucianist scholar 2 (유교선비2)
  • Kim Tae-hoon-IV (김태훈)
    Kim Tae-hoon-IV (김태훈)
    Confucianist scholar 1 (유교선비1)
  • Woo Ji-hyun (우지현)
    Woo Ji-hyun (우지현)
    Confucianist scholar 3 (유교선비3)
  •  
    Kim Eun-mi (김은미)
    Daughter-in-law of a traditional family (초가집 며느리)
  •  
    Kim Gwan-soo (김관수)
    Man from fence (담벼락 사내)
  •  
    Lee Woo-joo (이우주)
    10 years old Se-son (10살 세손)
  • Jung Si-yul (정시율)
    Jung Si-yul (정시율)
    5 year old Se-son (5살 세손)
  •  
    Go Gi-yeong (고기영)
    Prince 1 (왕자1)
  •  
    Kim Jae-hoon (김재훈)
    Prince 2 (왕자2)
  • Yoon Seung-hoon-I (윤승훈)
    Yoon Seung-hoon-I (윤승훈)
    Prince 3 (왕자3)
  •  
    Kang Soo-ho (강수호)
    Japanese ambassador (일본 사신단)
  •  
    Kim Yeong-geon (김영건)
    Japanese ambassador (일본 사신단)
  •  
    Kim Yeong-won (김영원)
    Japanese ambassador (일본 사신단)
  •  
    Kim Syo-woo (김쇼우)
    Japanese ambassador (일본 사신단)
  •  
    Kim Yeon (김연)
    Japanese envoy (일본 사신단)
  •  
    Kim Joon-seok (김준석)
    Japanese envoy (일본 사신단)
  •  
    Nam-yeol (남열)
    Japanese envoy (일본 사신단)
  • Yoon Taek-seung (윤택승)
    Yoon Taek-seung (윤택승)
    Japanese envoy (일본 사신단)
  • Ji Woong-bae (지웅배)
    Ji Woong-bae (지웅배)
    Japanese envoy (일본 사신단)
  •  
    Choi Min-seong (최민성)
    Japanese envoy (일본 사신단)
  •  
    Kim Yeong-joo (김영주)
    Monks from Naebul Temple (내불당 스님들)
  •  
    Lee Jae-jin (이재진)
    Monks from Naebul Temple (내불당 스님들)
  •  
    Jeon Hyeon-soo (전현수)
    Monks from Naebul Temple (내불당 스님들)
  •  
    Choi Moon-cheol (최문철)
    Monks from Naebul Temple (내불당 스님들)
  •  
    Han Yong-hwi (한용휘)
    Monks from Naebul Temple (내불당 스님들)
  •  
    Im Tae-rin (임태린)
    Girl from traditional family (초가집 여자아이)
  •  
    Lee Seon-woo (이선우)
    Baby from traditional family (초가집 갓난아이)
  •  
    Yoon Sa-bi (윤사비나)
    Dancer (넋전춤)
  •  
    Eo Yoon-seok (어윤석)
    Gayageum / Janggu [double-headed drum with a narrow waist in the middle] (가야금 / 장구)
  •  
    Kim Joon-ha (김준하)
    Geromungo [Korean musical instrument with six strings, six-stringed Korean zither] (거문고)
  •  
    Hong Hyeon-soo (홍현수)
    Singing (노래)
  •  
    Yoo Yong-jae (유용재)
    Daegeum [large bamboo transverse flute] (대금)
  •  
    Bae Joo-hwi (배주휘)
    Daegeum [large bamboo transverse flute] (대금)
  •  
    Jeong In-gyo (정인교)
    Daegeum [large bamboo transverse flute] (대금)
  •  
    Kim Jin-i (김진이)
    Sogeum [small bamboo transverse flute used in traditional Korean music] (소금)
  •  
    No Seong-deok (노성덕)
    Haegeum [traditional Korean string instrument] (해금)
  •  
    Park Seong-wook (박성욱)
    Haegeum [traditional Korean string instrument] (해금)
  •  
    Kim Gyoo-won (김규원)
    Haegeum [traditional Korean string instrument] (해금)
  •  
    Kim Seul-gi (김슬기)
    Haegeum [traditional Korean string instrument] (해금)
  •  
    Kim Dae-sik (김대식)
    Ajaeng [seven-stringed instrument] (아쟁)
  •  
    Jo Woo-ri (조우리)
    Ajaeng [seven-stringed instrument] (아쟁)
  •  
    Seong Han-yeo (성한여름)
    Ajaeng [seven-stringed instrument] (아쟁)
  •  
    Kwon Gi-hong (권기홍)
    Taak [Percussion instrument] (타악)
  •  
    Jeong Joon-gyoo (정준규)
    Taak [Percussion instrument] (타악)
  •  
    Choi Jae-yeong (최재영)
    Taak [Percussion instrument] (타악)
  •  
    Ji Myeong-gwan (지명관)
    Flute (피리)
  •  
    Lee Chan-woo (이찬우)
    Flute (피리)
  •  
    Kim Sang-won (김상원)
    Flute (피리)

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    2019/07/27
    In the fairly morbid opening setpiece to "The King's Letters" King Sejong (played by Song Kang-ho) is very grumpily enduring an official ceremony that's being conducted in spoken Chinese, because at this time Korea is still using the Chinese script. Thunderclouds approach and then King Sejong goes home and destroys a bunch of books. In theory, such actions might be intended to make us appreciate King Sejong's passion toward the idea of a Korean script. But in practice? He just looks like a jerk,...More

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Staff
 Jo Cheol-hyeon (조철현)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Kim Jeong-hwan-I (김정환)
 Production department
 Jo Cheol-hyeon (조철현)
 Lyricist
 Ryoo Seong-hee (류성희)
 Art director/Production designer/Set design
 Im Won-geun (임원근)
 B camera
 Kim Bo-mook (김보묵)
 Accessory design
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Editor
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110 min 
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2019/07/24
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2019.09.01 :  954 942  admissions (total)
As of 2019.08.18 :  950 305  admissions (total)
As of 2019.08.11 :  946 141  admissions (total)
As of 2019.08.04 :  931 393  admissions (total)
As of 2019.07.28 :  755 694  admissions (total)
As of 2019.07.21 :  14 283  admissions (total)

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