Shin Hyun Joon, Kim Hee Sun
Bichunmoo 비천무 (2000)
Starring: Kim Hee-Seon, Shin Hyeon-Joon, Jeong Jin-Young
Director: Kim Yeong-Jun
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Martial
Production: Taewon Entertainment
Distribution: Cinema Service
Country: South Korea
In the 14th century in China, at the end of the Yuan Dynasty, the whole continent of China was
under Mongolian rule, the Mongolian, the Han, and the Koryo (ancient Korean) migrants were
going through racial conflicts, while experiencing the strife due to the local baron’s rivalry,
The film begins with fierce fighting between Mongolian soldiers and the Ten Swordsmen led by
Jahalang. In spite of his complete victory to him, Jahalang seems conflicted. On his face, looking
down at Sullie and her son at their mansion, the story goes back to the spring of 1343, at
Sanmaehyun in China’s Habook Fortress.
Jinha, son of a Koryo migrant and Sullie, illegitimate daughter of a Mongolian commander
become close friends who rely on each other. Against their wills, Sullie’s father, Taruga takes
her with him to Sohung right after her mother’s death. After some time, Kwakjung, Jinha’s uncle
confesses the secret of his parents’ death and his birth when he is on the verge of death. And
Jinha leaves for Sohung when Kwakjung dies.
Due to the Bichun Secret Arts, the strongest martial secret he’s mastered, he gets attacked by
assasins, and Junkwang saves him coincidently. Jinha finally meets Sullie only to find her
betrothed to no other than Junkwang, the man who saved his life. But there is no stopping Jinha
and Sullie as they head for a hiding place, to express their love for each other.
Trapped by Junkwang and Taruga, Jinha is shot by arrows and falls from a cliff. Miraculously
brought back to life, Jinha is reborn as Jahalang, a hired assassin. He kills Taruga and brings
chaos to Junkwang’s house. There he re-encounters Sullie, but a deep gap exists between them
from all the years.
The time was spring 1343 at the end of Won Dynasty in China. The Mongolians, the Hans and Koryo migrants were in conflict with one another. In the village of Sanme-hyon, Jinha, the son of wandering Koryo people and Sullie, a daughter between a Mongolian general and his concubine, share a brief romance. When Sulie is taken away, Jinha tells her he will wait for her. When Jinha meets Sullie again, he finds that she is to be married off to Junkwang, the son of a wealthy family. Soli's stepbrother helps the couple to run off, so they may continue their love. But the enraged Junkwang and his men head off on a quest to get his bride-to-be back in his arms.
SOURCE : 비천무