Watch: Official Trailer for Korea's 'The Map Against the World' Film
by Alex Billington
August 21, 2016
"How dare you distribute such sensitive information to the common people!" CJ Entertainment debuted the official trailer for the Korean film The Map Against the World, about a geographer and cartographer who traveled around Korea in the 1800s making a detailed map. The film is directed by veteran Korean filmmaker Kang Woo-Suk, and stars Cha Seung-won as the lead character, along with Yu Jun-Sang and Nam Ji-hyun. The idea is based on the true story of Kim Jeong-ho, who went under the pen name Gosanja, devoting his life to the creation of the "Daedongyeojido" map of Korea first published in 1861. This looks like it has lovely cinematography about a humble man who wanted to share the world with the people.
Here's the official US trailer for Kang Woo-Suk's The Map Against the World, direct from YouTube:
Kim Jeong-Ho's (Cha Seung-Won) father died due to an erroneous map. Because of this, Kim Jeong-Ho has a strong desire to make his own map. He begins a complete block map of Joseon - the Korean kingdom which eventually became the Korean Empire in 1897. The Map Against the World, also known as Gosanja: Dae-dong-yeo Ji-do in Korean, is directed by Korean filmmaker Kang Woo-Suk - of the films Mister Mama, Two Cops, the Public Enemy trilogy, Moss, Glove and Fists of Legend previously. CJ Entertainment will release The Map Against the World in select US theaters starting September 9th. Anyone interested?
I would be willing to see this. The protagonist seems to be more adventurous than Amerigo Vespucci.
redtie on Aug 21, 2016
For the love of maps!!
DAVIDPD on Aug 22, 2016
AB, AB...I forgive you. I am an American citizen. // I have not heard of this tale or story, in my trips to Korean museums, but I think it is most likely taught in elementary school. Although, now that the government controls the schools' text books, who knows???
DAVIDPD on Aug 22, 2016
Strange things happened in history. Forbidding to make a map? States' rules are often very bizarre when it comes to keep their prerogatives over ordinary things. Looks interesting, definitely ...
shiboleth on Aug 22, 2016
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