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The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
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The Great Jang-Geum (2003)
Original name: 대장금
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Starring Lee Young Ae, it tells the tale of an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become the king's first female physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of Korean cooking and medicine in order to cure the King of his various ailments. It is based on the true story of Jang-geum, the first female royal physician of the Joseon Dynasty. The main themes are her perseverance and the portrayal of traditional Korean culture, including Korean royal court cuisine and traditional medicine.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, cooking and food, orphan, maid, royal family, political conspiracy, intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, love, king, slave, torture, emperor, doctor, empire, disease, palace, female doctor, eunuch, cook, enslavement, medical
Time: 16th century
Place: korea, asia

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