The Sword With No Name

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  • Movie: The Sword With No Name
  • Revised romanization: Bulkkotcheoreom Nabicheoreom
  • Hangul: 불꽃처럼 나비처럼
  • Director: Kim Yong-Kyoon
  • Writer: Ya Suk-Rok, Lee Sook-Yun
  • Producer: Park Min-Hee, Kim Mi-Hee
  • Cinematographer: Kim Myung-Joon
  • Release Date: September 24, 2009
  • Runtime: 124 min.
  • Production Company: Sidus Pictures
  • Distributor: Showbox/Mediaplex
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Mu Myeong (Cho Seung-Woo) is a Joseon dynasty headhunter who meets and falls in love with lady Ja Yeong (Soo-Ae) who will become the future Empress Myseongseong. A few years later, Ja Yeong enters the royal palace to marry King Gojong. Mu Myeong still having feelings for Ja Yeong and in an attempt to get closer to her becomes her personal body guard.

Ja Yeong, now as the Queen of Joseon, becomes involved in a power struggle with Russia and Japan who are attempting to colonize Korea. Furthermore, King Gojong's father (Cheon Ho-Jin), who wields true power in Joseon, works with the foreign interests which causes Ja Yeong to stand up to him and the foreign diplomats. The king's father then gives his implicit approval for the Japanese to assassinate Queen Je Yeong. Mu Myeong must now fend off these threats to protect the woman he loves ...

Notes

  1. "The Sword With No Name" is based on the real historical figure Empress Myseongseong, but her relationship with Mu Myeong is fictional.
  2. Mu Myeong means literally "no name" or "no light" in Korean. The fictional character named "Mu Myeong" played by Cho Seung-Woo is an assassin without a name.
  3. Actor Cho Seung-Woo was unavailable during the movie's promotional events due to his mandatory 2 year enrollment in the South Korean military.
  4. "The Sword With No Name" opened #2 at the South Korean box office selling 192,907 tickets on 510 screens (24.7% of all ticket sales) during its opening September 25th - September 27th weekend.
  5. Through its theatrical run "The Sword With No Name" sold a total of 1,681,638 tickets and stayed in the weekend top ten for 5 consecutive weeks.

Cast

The Sword With No Name - Su-Ae.jpg The Sword With No Name - Seung-woo Jo.jpg The Sword With No Name - Hyo-jin Jeon.jpg
Soo-Ae Cho Seung-Woo Cheon Ho-Jin
Empress Myeongseong Mu-Myeong Dae Won Kun
The Sword With No Name - Jae-woong Choi.jpg The Sword With No Name - Yeong-min Kim.jpg The Sword With No Name - Su-hee Ko.jpg
Choi Jae-Woong Kim Young-Min Ko Su-Hee
Noe Jeon King Gojong So-Hee

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Kahuna I visited the palace that is now blocked by a huge government building that was built during Japan occupation of Korea. I could not imagine that there would have been an assassination of the queen with such little note other than a plaque at the palace which is a tourist attraction. Having seen the movie without knowing the storyline... it is an amazing telling of a dark period in the history of Korean culture and Japanese arrogance ... astonishing and tragic.. the occupation of Korea by Japan is a wound that will never heal.

Sakura Huh... No one mentioned about sex scenes of soo ae and that king gojong. It's so harsh!!! To tell the truth, I didn't expect soo ae to play such an embarassing scene...

JBtje Super movie! Perfect balance between action, and romance. The story-line is great, music is perfect and well, basically a movy you must see! Animations are indead a little too animated, and sometimes a little too fast, but therefor the action is really nice!

Danang bomantara Good in story. . But bad in animation. .

supriz cool i hav watch it i like

helder pérez This is one of the best romantic stories I've ever seen. It's poetry with a deadly accent. I would give this a Nobel Prize for films, if they existed.

mel I enjoyed the it very much. It wasn't too long or dragged out, just right. The Su Ae's really captures the audiences and draws you in. Definitly worth owning in dvd!!! Loved it!!

varms Such a lovely movie... I was drawn to Su Ae's portrayal of the Jae Young and Mu Myeong's personality and steadfastness. I don't like many historical type of movies, if I had to name favorites, it would be The Sword With No Name without a doubt as well as Duelist. Choi Jae Woong was also a very engaging character (didin't quite know which side he was batting for), overall, one of the best Korean movies I've watched!!!

Shin Hye Ban A very, very good movie. It's setting is beautiful--there are many memorable scenes in it. The ending made me think a lot and it was amazing how the director twisted a mostly true story by adding in a character. The ending had me in tears (I cry in movies) but it also left me with a lot to think about. The main character Mu Myeong was definitely my favorite and the character I sympathized with the most. It is VERY INTENSE, like a lot of Joseon historical dramas and movies, so beware. The fight scenes were incredible, the characterization sublime, and the plot riveting and definitely engaging.

Rene Albert What a great surprise !

Going from light easy going start to the tragic end, this movie had me riveted on the screen. The cast, the production and the music, everything was perfect. This was one of the best movie i've seen !

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