The Book of Fish

The Book of Fish


Total votes: 177

Director: Lee Joon Ik

Screenwriter: Kim Se Gyum, Kim Jung Hoon

Release Date: Mar 31, 2021

Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.

Year: 2021

Rank: #2248

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 자산어보

Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

Alternative Titles: A Fish Map, Fisherman, Jasaneobo

Genre: Drama, Historical


Jung Yak Jeon is a scholar and bureaucrat. He is exiled to the remote island Heuksando. There, he becomes fascinated with fish and decides to write about them. Jung Yak Jeon asks young fisherman Chang Dae for help, but Chang Dae turns him down. He states that he does not want to help a criminal. Jung Yak Jeon is aware that Chang Dae studies by himself and has a hard time studying.Jung Yak Jeon then offers to exchange knowledge, with Jung Yak Jeon offering his expertise in studies for Chang Dae’s expertise about the sea. Chang Dae accepts the offer. Soon, Jung Yak Jeon realizes that Chang Dae studies to become successful and he becomes disappointed in him.

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