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The Great Queen Seondeok 

Seonduk yeowang (original title)
Biopic of Queen Seondeok, who was born a princess and later became the ruler of Silla, leaving behind many achievements.




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Woong-in Jeong ...  Mi-Saeng 61 episodes, 2009
Jeong-hyeon Kim ...  Ha-Jong 58 episodes, 2009
Dam Ryu ...  Go-do 56 episodes, 2009
Yo-won Lee ...  Deokman / ... 55 episodes, 2009
No-min Jeon ...  Seol-won 55 episodes, 2009
Mun-shik Lee ...  Jukbang 55 episodes, 2009
Gyo-jin In ...  Kim Yong-Chun 55 episodes, 2009
Tae-woong Eom ...  Kim Yusin 54 episodes, 2009
Seong-mo Jeong ...  Kim Seo-Hyeon 53 episodes, 2009
Seung-hyo Lee ...  Alcheon 52 episodes, 2009
Do-bin Baek ...  Bo-Jong 52 episodes, 2009
Hyun-Jung Go ...  Misil 51 episodes, 2009
Young Jae Dok-Go ...  Se-Jong 50 episodes, 2009
Young-Bin Jeon Young-Bin Jeon ...  Gok Sa-Hoon 50 episodes, 2009
Young-Seo Park Young-Seo Park ...  Dae-Poong 50 episodes, 2009
Min-Ki Jo ...  King Jinpyeong 47 episodes, 2009
Ye-jin Im ...  Man-Myeong 47 episodes, 2009
Ji Hoo Kang ...  Im-Jong 47 episodes, 2009
Seong-pil Kang ...  San-Tak 47 episodes, 2009
Dong-won Seo ...  Deok-chung 45 episodes, 2009
Hee-woong Jang ...  Park-Wie 45 episodes, 2009
Yu-seon Yun ...  Queen Maya 44 episodes, 2009
Nam-gil Kim ...  Bidam 42 episodes, 2009
Kang Seo ...  Yang-Gil 41 episodes, 2009
Kyung-In Hong ...  Suk-Poom 40 episodes, 2009
Kil-kang Ahn ...  Jilsuk 39 episodes, 2009
Yun-hu Ko ...  Ho-Jae 36 episodes, 2009
Yeong-hie Seo ...  Sohwa 35 episodes, 2009
Sang-uk Joo ...  Wol-Ya 35 episodes, 2009
Hyo-Keun Jeong ...  Sul-Ji 33 episodes, 2009
Seung-ho Yoo ...  Chunchu 29 episodes, 2009
Hyo-Seob Eom Hyo-Seob Eom ...  Yum-Jong 26 episodes, 2009


The Great Queen Seondeok dominated the ratings and continues to win fans in a story of action, humor, intrigue and romance set in the ancient Korean kingdom of Silla. Deokman is torn from her family at birth and reared in exile in the remote deserts of China. There she learns the wisdom and love she'll need on her long road back to Korea and the twin sister she lost. In a sweeping saga of humor and pathos, Deokman earns the loyalty of refugees, con men and the greatest Hwarang warriors of the age. Together they battle the enemies of her homeland-but can they defeat the enemies within? Ancient mysticism, political intrigue and thrilling action sequences combine in a human drama perfect for the whole family. Go Hyun-jung, Lee Yo-won and Eom Tae-ung lead an all-star cast in another powerful series from the director of Jumong and the writer of Dae Jang Geum. With English subtitles by D. Bannon (Author, The Elements of Subtitles). Written by D. Bannon

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Release Date:

5 May 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Silla királyság ékköve See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Production Co:

MBC-TV Korea See more »
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Color | Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (letterbox)
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Referenced in Six Flying Dragons: Episode #1.32 (2016) See more »

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Go Hyun-jung
24 February 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

she is one of the most significant motifs to see "The Great Queen Seondeok". because her Lady Mishil is an admirable character, remembering not only the fascinated refined evil but the essence of the conquest of power, maintain of it and the science to have the right answer to each challenge. her duel against Princesse Deokman does the difference between it and many other South Koreean series , in which the myth, costumes, food or art are the pillars of success . in this case, the lead character is politic. and the precise manner to show a story about the art to use the power for impose yours triumph. far to be the film of a character, tension being only one of ingredients, it has the virtue to propose a great actress in a not comfortable role, because Go Hyun-jung has the force and subtle knowledge to propose her character as a kind of powerful victim who rules a world which preserves the sense just for her effort. so, a series who could be a seductive surprise.

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