I first decided to watch this movie after seeing the trailer. I’d seen Lee Byung Hun in (Iris, Red 2) and Kim Go-Eun in (Cheese In the Trap) and the storyline intrigued me.
It all begins when a young woman (Kim Go-Eun) goes into town to show of the fighting skills she’s learned.
Even though she’s in disguise, Yoo Baek recognizes her fighting skill and is intent on discovering who she is. She also meets his ‘protege’ Yool with whom she fights. When the girl returns home the woman who she believed to be both her mother and teacher, tells her that she’s not her daughter and that she’s been training her for revenge.
The story then flashes back to when this all began.
3 warriors from the Goryo Dynasty lead a riot. Due to the betrayal of Deok-Ki (Lee Byung-Hun), Poong-Chun (Bae Soo-Bin) dies. Deok-Ki then tries to persuade Seol-Rang (Jeon Do-Yeon) to join his side, but she refuses. She then flees with Poong-Chun’s sword and his infant daughter. – AsianWiki
As the young girl struggles to deal with her past she meets Yoo Baek’s protege once again.
I really enjoyed not only the love story between these two, but the unfolding of the tragic love story between Yoo Baek/Deok-Ki and Seol Rang.
There is an unexpected twist in the story that I wasn’t expecting. (But you’ll have to watch the movie to find out!) I really enjoyed this movie and would definitely recommend it to those of you who don’t mind watching subtitled films/dramas.