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- Movie: Malmoe: The Secret Mission (English title)
- Revised romanization: Malmoi
- Hangul: 말모이
- Director: Uhm Yoo-Na
- Release Date: January 9, 2019
- Runtime: 135 min.
- Genre: Period-1940
- Distributor: Lotte Cultureworks
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Set in the 1940's when Korea was under Japanese occupation. Korean people were banned from speaking their own language during that time.
Pan-Soo (Yu Hae-Jin) has been imprisoned several times and it is nothing special for him to go there. He does not know how to read or write the Korean language. One day, he steals Jung-Hwan’s (Yoon Kye-Sang) bag to help pay for his son's tuition fee. Jung-Hwan is the son of a wealthy Korean family who are pro-Japanese. Yet, Jung-Hwan is a representative of the Korean Language Society. By meeting Jung-Hwan, Pan-Soo's life soon changes. They work together to publish a Korean language dictionary.
- Filming began April 1, 2018 and finished July 15, 2018.
- The Korean title “Malmoi” comes from the first Korean language dictionary manuscript which was written by Ju Si-Gyeong and published in 1911. He was one of the founders of modern Korean linguistics.
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