Monday, October 1, 2012

The Grand Heist (English title) / Gone With The Wind (literal title)


    Movie: The Grand Heist (English title) / Gone With The Wind (literal title)
    Revised romanization: Baramgwa Hamjje Sarajida
    Hangul: 바람과 함께 사라지다
    Director: Kim Joo-Ho
    Writer: Kim Min-Sung
    Producer: An Dong-Gyu, Cha Ji-Hyun, Kim Min-Sung
    Cinematographer: Lee Sung-Je
    Release Date: August 9, 2012
    Runtime: 121 min.
    Genre: Period / Comedy / Action
    Distributor: Next Entertainment World
    Language: Korean
    Country: South Korea


Duk-Moo (Cha Tae-Hyun) is the son of a nobleman, but he is also the son of a concubine. Due to the laws and customs of the Joseon Period, Duk-Moo is unable to to get a government position due to his mother's background. Because of this, Duk-Moo is a book seller in a traditional market. At this time, ice is a high priced commodity and controlled by the royal family. The most powerful nobleman of the era, Jo Myung-Soo (Nam Kyeong-Eup), wants to have exclusive rights to all of the ice. To accomplish his goal, Jo Myung-Soo needs to get rid of Duk-Moo's father, who is his rival, and Dong-Soo (Oh Ji-Ho), a public officer in charge of the "Seobinggo" (ice warehouse).

With his plan in place, Duk-Moo's father and Dong-Soo are exiled. Duk-Moo now hatches his own plan to get rid of Jo Myung-Soo. Duk-Moo comes up with the idea to steal all the ice stored in the Seobinggo. In order to accomplish this brazen heist, Duk-Moo recruits the top experts in specific fields needed to steal the ice. With his team now set together, they set out to to make the heist of their lives.

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