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Director: Lee Yong Seok

Screenwriter: Choi Ran

Aired on: May 21, 2008

Total Episodes: 20

Network: SBS

Duration: 60 min.

Year: 2008

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 일지매

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: A Single Stalk of Plum, Iljimae The Phantom Thief

Genre: Action, Drama, Historical, Romance


Set during the Joseon Dynasty, Yong acted as a hooligan in the marketplace by day but at night he was a thief who robbed corrupted government officials to give to the poor. After each robbery, he left behind a painting depicting a plum tree branch to make his mark and was thus named Iljimae. His main purpose was not so much to rob but to search for the owner of a speciallydesigned sword which he saw as a child was used to terminate his father, a loyal subject of the emperor. Eun Chae is a government official’s daughter who despite her upbringing has a lot of empathy toward the poor. She met Iljimae by chance and couldn’t help admiring him for what he stood for even though she had never seen his face.


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