Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time


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Director: Jeong Yong Ki

Screenwriter: Chun Sung Il

Release Date: Jan 31, 2008

Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.

Year: 2008

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 원스어폰어타임

Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

Alternative Titles: Wonseueopon eo taim, 원스 어폰 어 타임

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy


1940s Seoul, a time of disorder and confusion where one must change his name to survive into Japanese, let alone mention his Korean name. Ever since the Japanese stationed in Joseon, they have been madly on the search for “The Light of the East’, the symbol of Shilla’s 1000 year reign placed on the forehead of the Buddha statue in Seokguram. After several years of endless searching, the head of the Japanesemilitary succeeds in finding ‘The Light of the East’ and holds a send-off party for the diamond to be quickly taken away to Japan.


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