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Merchant Kim Man Deok (2009)

This drama is based on a real life figure Kim Man-deuk who was living in Jeju Island. Kim Man Deok (Lee Mi-Yeon) was born into the noble class, but became an orphan at the age of 12. She was than adopted by a prostitute on Jeju Island and worked as a prostitute. At the age of 22, She appealed to government authorities and freed herself from prostitution and also reclaimed her noble status. Kim Man Deok would then go on to become a wealthy merchant by importing & exporting goods between Jeju Island and the Korean mainland. By the age of 50, She would become one of the richest persons living on Jeju Island. A severe famine would then strike the island taking the lives of one-third of the population. This famine would move Kim Man Deok so much that she would sell her entire assets to help feed the starving people of her island.

My Rating
4.3 from 5 stars

KDrama Title: Merchant Kim Man Deok / Colossus Kim Man Deok / The Great Merchant
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 30
Broadcast network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 6 Mar 2010 to 13 Jun 2010

Lee Mi Yeon as Kim Man Deok

Han Jae Suk as Jung Hong Soo

Park Sol Mi as Oh Moon Seon

Ha Suk Jin as Kang Yoo Ji

Shim Eun Kyung as Hong (young Man Deok)

Joo Da Young as Mak Soon (young Moon Seon)
Do Ji Han as young Hong Soo
Go Doo Shim as Hal Mae

Kim Gab Soo as Kang Kye Man
Kim Chul Ki as Dong Ah
Song Yong Tae as Go Seok Joo
Jun Ye Seo as Baek So Rye
Jo Jae Wan as Deok Pal
Lee Mi Ji as Deok Pal's mother
Oh Yeon Seo as Lee Eun
Lee Byung Wook as Kim Pan Sul
Kim Myung Kook as Choi Nam Gu
Kim Gyu Chul as Steward Oh
Lee Dal Hyung as Kim Dong Joo
Jung Soo Young as Kim Seo Joo
Jo Byung Ki as Lee Bang
Jung Jong Joon as Mu Maeng Dal
Kim Sun Kyung as Myo Hyang
Shim Eun Jin as Yo Hwa
Jo Yang Ja as Mother Chok Sae
Park Soon Chun as Yeong Cheon Daek
Jung Joo Hee as Holjjugi
Choi Jae Sung as Kim Eung Ryul
Kim Byung Gi as Jung Do Woong
Choo So Young as Eun Hong
Lee Duk Hee as Jung Hong Soo's mother
Kang Min Suk (강민석) as Chil Bok
Maeng Ho Rim as Minister Chae
Yoo Yeon Mi as young Kkot Nim
Kim Sung Hoon as Wal Pae
Im Hyuk
Lee Joo Yeon


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