Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River

Synopsis: In-hong is drafted into the army by force to fight in China during the Qing Dynasty. During the struggle to survive in the battlefield, he meets Bo-won and Gyeon. Three men return to Korea to find no means to make living, and decide to form a con ring. Their cons range from selling a chicken as phoenix and disguising an ordinary sword as one that belonged to the great Admiral Yi Shun-shin. Soon, they become wanted by the authorities. The trio continues their scam under the radar. When their attempt to steal from the richest man in town, SUNG Dae-ryun, fails, In-hong sets up another con. He spreads the rumor that gold has been found in Daedong River, and lures SUNG into the trap.
120 min

-=During the Qing Dynasty,

Byeong Ja randomly kidnapped

and enslaved 100,000 Joseon citizens.=-

-=Some were used in battle by

the Qing army as human shields.=-

-=Northern region of China=-


I'll kill you!

Thank you.


(eldest brother)

I'm from Joseon! Joseon!

I don't even sound like I'm


Don't wipe it off!

Survival is more important.

Hurry, pretend to be dead!

I've saved my life 12 times by

doing this.

Get down!

It's falling!

Don't let them get away!


Thanks to these Joseon bastards,

we finally won the battle today.

It was our honor to provide


Very well. The Crown Prince

is waiting for us.

We should hurry.

Is that asshole the governor

from Pyongan Province?

We're like this because of that

royal ass kisser.

There are a lot of Joseon people

here like this.

But he's a Joseon official.

How is this possible?

They randomly search and

arrest anybody in Joseon.

They claim you're an escaped

slave and sell you to the Qing


As the Governor,

he doesn't bother to protect

his own people,

but instead, he sells his people

to stuff his pockets.

God has no eyes! Fucking traitor.

Let's all go back.

I think you know how to


With just a bit of courage, we

should be able to get home.

I don't want to get caught and

end up dying like an idiot.

Rather than dying here for


I'd rather die trying to escape.

What is your name?

I'm Kim In Hong.

I'm a peasant with no

family name.

Just call me Bo Won.

What about you?

I'm Gyeon.

Gyeon? Puppy?

Our Young Master Kim In Hong,

after we get back to Joseon,

do you have any idea how we're

going to eat?


I don't need any ideas.

Since I've already died here once,

the rest of my life will work

itself out.

I don't need to think too hard.

I just want to live comfortably.

Life is for living.

=A few years later...

Onyang Palace, Chungcheong-do=

With these looks, it's too bad

I have to do things like this.

Very beautiful.


I wish I could take you with me,


Just a moment.

I'm about to turn the corner,

but I had to see your face

once more.

Thief! Thief!

Thief! Stop anyone who

looks suspicious!

He's disguised as a chamberlain.

Hurry and catch him!



Catch him!

- Catch him!

- That way!

He's not in the corridors!

Search the rooms!

Your Majesty!

There's too much commotion.

Settle things down immediately.

Yes, Your Majesty.

Your Majesty.

I'd like to be alone.

Leave now.

But, Your Majesty...

a small incident has occurred

in the palace just now...

Am I the cause of this small


Of course not, Your Majesty.

Then you may leave me.

But, Your Majesty... your voice...

What about my voice?

It seems a bit different.

You hear my voice every day,

and suddenly you say it's a

bit different.

How can my Chamberlains

be so confused?

How can I be expected to put

up with this?

Your Majesty, it is your servant,

Sang Seon.

All of your servants will obey

and uphold the rules.

You don't need to be concerned.

Wait. What is he talking about?

Catch him! Catch him!

Your Majesty!

I finally caught you, you scum.


He's a criminal wanted by the

Ministry of Justice.

He has committed fraud and

theft throughout the 8 provinces.

Master of Lies.

Where are you touching?

You even dare to steal gold

from the state treasury.

You've really lost your mind.

I just wanted to be famous.


Quickly take this back to the


I'm taking him to the Ministry

of Justice for interrogation.


Let's hurry back.


Say, Chief Lieutenant.

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