|Price :|| |
|Weight :||550 g|
|Staring :||Jo Hyun-Jae , Lee Bo-Young , Ryu Jin , Kim Young-Ho , Jung Sun-Kyung / 赵显宰 , 李宝英 , 柳镇 , 金英浩 ,|
|Director :||Lee Byung-Hoon 李炳勋 ,|
|Genre :||Ancient Period , Family / Love / Relationship ,|
|Subtitle :||Chinese , English , Malay ,|
|Language :||Cantonese , Chinese/ Mandarin , Korean ,|
|Video Format :||NTSC ,|
|Region Code :||ALL ,|
|Model :||DVD ,|
The main background of the drama is Taehaksa, Paekche's prestigious institute of science technology. As it possessed and developed the most up-to-date technology at that time, the institute was always in danger of industrial espionage from other countries like the Koguryo Kingdom and the Silla Kingdom.
"The 21st century is an era of information technology. The viewers will be able to see not only the splendidly rich culture of the Paekche Kingdom but also their ancestors' passion for information technology, which is in line with today's trend", said the drama's writer Kim.
The drama also reveals the role of monks as industrial spies at that time, an aspect of monks in the past that is rarely focused on.
"Monks were the advance guards of intelligence war at that time. The leaders of the three countries made the best use of the monks' mobility as they were allowed to move freely from country to country on sacred missions", said Kim.
The drama also features a character who was originally from the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C. - A.D 935) but went over to Paekche as a child and smuggled himself into Taehaksa, concentrating on secretly getting out high-quality information over a long time.
Various agricultural technologies considered the most up-to-date at that time also appear in the drama.
In some episodes, to solve the problems of excessive dryness of the land, they released earthworms, and used ondol (hot floor) for the first time to decrease the humidity of homes.
"Sodongyo" is said to be one of Korea's oldest folk songs. According to Samgukyusa (The Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms) from the Silla Kingdom, the song was written by Sodong, a commoner from the Paekche Kingdom. Hearing that Princess Sonhwa, a daughter of King Chinpyong of the Silla Kingdom was beautiful, he writes a song saying that the princess visits Sodong's room every night and spreads the song around. When her father hears the song, he condemns the princess to exile. Sodong picks her up and takes her to Paekche, and they become the royal couple of the country.