The Map Against the World

The Map Against the World


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Director: Kang Woo Suk

Release Date: Sep 7, 2016

Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.

Year: 2016

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 고산자, 대동여지도

Content Rating: G – All Ages

Alternative Titles: The Great Map of the East Land, Gosanja, Daedongyeojido, The Map Maker

Genre: Historical


At a time when maps weren’t readily accessible to the public, ‘Gosanja Kim Jeong Ho’ sets out to walk across the Korean peninsula to make the Daedongyeojido – the Great Map of the East Land, with hopes of providing an accurate and accessible map for the ordinary people.

He has all but forgotten about his daughter Kim Sun Shil, who grew to be 16 years old in his absence, as he focuseson completing his map. People say he is crazy but driven by his goal, Kim Jung Ho endeavors to complete the template for woodblock printing of the map.

However, Daewongun, the King’s father seeks to take Kim Jung Ho’s map to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with the house of Kim of Andong.

(Source: CJ Entertainment)

~~ Adapted from the novel “Gosanja” by Park Bum Shin.


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