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The King Dae Joyoung (2006)
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The King Dae Joyoung (2006)
Original name: 대조영
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This 100-episode epic drama vividly depicts the life of King Dae Jo-yeong and other heroes of the Balhae Kingdom, which dates back 1300 years ago.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: ancient korea, leader, rise to power, battles, kingdom, ambition, political intrigue, political unrest, warlord, marriage of convenience, korean history, army, king, castle, royalty, combat, battle, convention
Time: 7th century

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Duration: 60 min.
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Wolf Hall (2015)
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The Kingdom of the Winds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: South Korea
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Story: The Kingdom of The Winds, also known as The Land of The Wind, is a 2008 South Korean historial drama, broadcast on KBS from 10 September 2008 to 15 January 2009. It was directed by Kang Il-soo, written by Choi Wan-gyu, Jung Jin-ok, Park Jin-woo; ...
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