Gwansang

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2013
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You've come to cut off my head!

Cut off your head, my lord?!

We are merely

bringing you your medicine.

Out of my way!

I am certain I heard someone say it.

My lord, we have added twice as many bodyguards to your quarters, just like you instructed.

Nobody would dare lay a hand on you!

You are the most powerful man in this country.

Power...

All useless, all useless. I have nothing.

My wife is dead, and so are all my daughters.

There is nothing left for me now.

But still, my lord. His Majesty himself has ordered this medicine for you,

and gifted you with that chair and that cane.

That's why I must be even more on guard.

What if I do take this medicine? What use would that be if my head is cut off?

What are you talking about, my lord?

Why would you say something so terrible?

I was told I would not die a peaceful death,

that I was fated to have my head cut off.

But who would dare say something so outrageous?

There was one man.

He was a physiognomist.

You mean he could tell the future from people's faces? Isn't that just superstition?

You say this because you have never met him yourself.

He... There was nothing that he didn't know.

He would take just one look at someone's face

and he would know everything about them.

He was...

He was the best face reader in all of Joseon.

Are you sure people actually live in this godforsaken countryside?

They definitely told me he was around here somewhere!

I can't walk any more! I give up!

We- we- we've arrived, ma'am!

So heavy...

The air is so fresh here!

Beautiful scenery, too.

Sorry, who are you?

We've come because of the rumors.

We're looking for the famous face reader-

What are you doing?!

Oh, hey, didn't I tell you?

That there are, uh, people coming to look at our writing brushes.

Did you say you were looking for the ones made out of weasel fur?

Well, ah, er, yes, we have...

I'm going to the market place, uncle.

Okay, okay.

Take care, don't be in a hurry, there's no need to rush.

I'm terribly sorry, it's just that my nephew hates it when anyone mentions face reading.

Thank you for understanding. Now, this way, if you will, please.

Let's go, ma'am. This way.

These are our weasel pelts, ma'am, they're very high-quality.

Not interested in buying any of these, I see?

Hyung!

Oh, great, he's gone and taken off his shirt again.

Hyung, get up. Get up!

Hyung! Hyung! Wake up.

-The green rice cakes...

-Yes, they're delicious, aren't they, come on, rise and shine.

He's just talking in his sleep, no need to worry.

Now, my brother-in-law might not look like it, I know,

but not a single one of the couples he's matched has had troubles. He's an expert.

Hyung, wake up, we have visitors.

We have guests.

Ugh, I've had way too much to drink.

These guests say they're importing silk from China,

and they want to know if their business will do well.

Go home.

What?

If you're going to lie to me, you'd better go home.

You, sir, in the hat.

I can see in your eyes that you're having money problems

and your dark eyebrows and small round eyes tell me you have absolutely no interest in trading.

You like looking after people, you'd be much happier as a palace eunuch or servant.

Sure, the madam is interested in business and she's good at it, too,

but she doesn't look like someone who'd stop at buying and selling fabrics.

You look a bit like a shaman, judging by your complexion and red lips,

but your fate isn't to become a shaman at all.

And you say you're going to do business with the Chinese?

I don't know what your intentions are but if you're going to lie I suggest you leave now.

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