Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

8.5

Total votes: 5050

Director: Kim Jin Man

Screenwriter: Hwang Jin Young

Aired on: Jan 30, 2017

Total Episodes: 30

Network: MBC

Duration: 60 min.

Year: 2017

Rank: #376

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 역적: 백성을 훔친 도적

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: Yeokjuk: Baeksungeul Hoomchin Dojuk, 역적 홍길동, Rebel Hong Gil Dong, Yeokjeok Honggildong, Traitor Hong Gil Dong, The Rebel

Genre: Action, Historical, Romance, Thriller

Synopsis

“The culprit who is posing as a royal official is not stealing wealth. He is stealing the hearts and minds of your people, Your Majesty.” There was a divisive figure in the Joseon Dynasty who was a hero to the people but an enemy to the establishment. His name was Hong Gil Dong. King Yeonsangun had royal lineage but was reviled by his people while Hong Gil Dong was born as aslave but succeeded in winning over the hearts of the commoners. The struggle between these two men demonstrate the qualities that a true leader needs. This TV series portrays the life of Hong Gil Dong who survived in a hostile and tyrannical kingdom as he waged a fight against the powerful elites.

(Source: MBC)

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