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THE BOOK OF FISH

Apr 06, 2021
  • Writerby Pierce Conran
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2021 | 126 MIN | Epics/Historical, Drama

DIRECTOR LEE Joon-ik

CAST SUL Kyung-gu, BYUN Yo-han, LEE Jung-eun

RELEASE DATE March 31, 2021

CONTACT M-Line Distribution

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During the Joseon Era, scholar JEONG Yak-jeon (SUL Kyung-gu) is exiled to Heuksan Island after a new king ascends to the throne. He arrives on Heuksan consumed with worries but is soon enraptured by the island’s diverse marine life. Once there he meets the young fisherman Chang-dae (BYUN Yo-han), a great admirer of Confucianism. He also possesses a prodigious knowledge of the local sea life with Yak-jeon becomes fascinated by and decides to write a book on it. He asks Chang-dae for help but the young man, not wanting to align himself with a criminal, turns him down. Yak-jeon later offers him an exchange, he will teach him about Confucianism is Chang-dae shares his knowledge of the sea. Yet Yak-jeon soon becomes troubles when he realises that Chang-dae’s may only be to better his social position.

 

Period drama specialist LEE Joon-ik is back with his 14th film The Book of Fish, his second in black and white following DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet (2016). Starring in the project are SUL Kyung-gu and BYUN Yo-han. The project reunites Director LEE with SUL following their 2013 hit Hope. Much like his earlier black and white effort, The Book of Fish has met with a very strong critical and viewer response during its domestic release.

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