Genre............: Action, Romance, Comedy
Source...........: DVD Retail
DVD Size.........: DVD5
Screen Format....: Widescreen
Audio Language...: Korean
Audio Format.....: DD 5.1
Korea, 1724. Once upon a time in the Joseon Dynasty, Chun-doong (Lee Jung-jae) meets a beautiful woman while in the middle of a fight in an old market. Having fallen in love at first sight, good fortune is with him and he finds her once again. Her name is Seol-ji (Kim Ok-bin) and she works as a gisaeng, a Korean traditional singing and dancing girl. They spend a memorable night together but Chun-doong loses her again when she moves to work at another bar. When he finds her new hiding place, however, he is warned away by her new manager, Man-deuk (Kim Suk-hoon) who has connections in the city's underworld.
One day, while still despondent without Seol-ji in his life, he accidentally knocks over and kills the boss of the Jjak-gwi gang. Before he knows it, because of his fighting skills Chun-doong becomes the replacement boss. Soon, there is a gathering of the region's gang bosses at the bar where Seol-ji now works. In the middle of the meeting, Chun-doong causes a disturbance to steal Seol-ji away under the nose of Man-deuk. The meeting turns into chaos because of the incident and ends abruptly. A furious Man-deuk teams up with rival gangsters to plot the downfall of the Jjak-gwi gang...
1) The movie is based on the gangster culture of the Joseon Dynasty (18th Century).
2) The fight that occurs in the gisaeng house is based on an actual fight that occurred in 1724 at a gisaeng house.
3) Ok-bin Kim took two months of traditional dancing lessons to prepare for her role as a gisaeng (Korean geisha).