Seondal: The Man who Sells the River 봉이 김선달
K-Cinema Screening & Social:
Thursdays, August 24 @ 6:30 p.m.
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Join the Korean appetizer social at 6 pm!
Kim Seondal (Yoo Seung-ho) is a genius swindler thanks to his alluring style and bold attitude. Along with Bo-won (Ko Chang-seok), Buddhist Madame Yoon (Ra Mi-ran) and Gyeon (Xiumin), the team is famous throughout the Joseon Dynasty kingdom, earning a hefty price for their heads. As their heists get more and more grand, requiring ever greater risk, the team eventually has to deceive one of the most powerful men in the nation, Sung Dae-Ryeon (Cho Jae-Hyun). Would anyone like to buy a river?
Based on a Korean folktale about a legendary con artist, director Park Dae-min's crowd-pleasing Seondal: The Man who Sells the River (2016) hit all the right notes for a Korean comedy-adventure period movie: charming characters, wild hijinks, and a playful take on an evocative chapter in history.
In Korean with English subtitles, 121 minutes.