Korean Drama

The Great Merchant Kim Man Deok


The Great Merchant Kim Man Deok korean drama



Detailed Information

Broadcasting company: KBS

Official Website : click here

Also known as: Merchant Kim Man Deok

Genre : Historical

TV Premiere: 2010-Mar-06 to 2010-April-25

Production : Scriptwriter: Kim Jin Sook, Kang Da Young

Director: Kang Byung Taek

Main Casts : Lee Mi Yeon as Kim Man Deok', - Shim Eun Kyung as Man Deok (teen), Han Jae Suk as Jung Hong Soo, Park Sol Mi as Moon Seon, - Joo Da Young as Moon Seon (teen), Ha Suk Jin as Kang Yoo Ji, Go Doo Shim as Hal Mae.

Running Time per Episode :60 mins

Total Episodes : 16

Brief Synopsis

This drama is based on a real life figure Kim Man-deuk who was living in Jeju Island. She goes through a lot of changes in her life; at first she becomes a Gisaeng but turned herself into a merchant, and then becomes one of the biggest philanthropists in Joseon Dynasty. Man-deuk gets adopted by Granny at a young age. With great efforts, she becomes a Gisaeng who has outstanding talents in various areas. However, she gives up everything and runs away with her lover Jeong Hong-soo. She gets caught and sends to the transitory wards for epidemics for one year. When she came out from the wards, she starts to take care of the Gisaengs who are suffering from illness. Man-deuk goes into a business and restores the business ethics in Jeju. Meanwhile, Moon-sun, who used to be a friend of Man-deuk, feels a sense of inferiority and competes with Man-deuk's business.


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