MAL·MO·E: THE SECRET MISIION - SYNOPSIS

By Yuna EOM

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Drama - Post-Production 2018

In 1941, during the Japanese colonial rule period, a great mission unfolds to protect the Korean language and compile “MAL-MO-E”, the first Korean dictionary!

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Yuna EOM
    • Synopsis
    • In 1941, when the use of the Japanese language in Joseon was forced during the colonial rule era, Kim Pan-su gets a job running errands at the Korean Language Society despite being illiterate. After learning to read and write Korean by chance, Pan-su sees the dedication and passion of Jung-hwan and the other members in writing the 16,000+ Korean-language manuscripts. Gradually, Pan-su realizes that recording and preserving the Korean language is a crucial means to obtaining independence. Later, Pan-su helps Jung-hwan hold a public meeting with Korean language teachers to select words to be included in the ‘MAL-MO-E’ dictionary. Meanwhile, the Japanese’ investigation closes in on them!