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Geom is the son of virtuous nobleman Lee Won Ho, a trustworthy supporter and brother to the king and a central member of the secret organization Cheonwoohoe, comprised of important nobles, with the king as their leader. He lives peacefully in a plum-tree-surrounded house with his wife, daughter, and son. However, a mysterious rumor is spread that he is plotting to overthrow the king. Knowing about this, the king kills Lee Won Ho as he believes that 'two suns cannot exist in the same sky'. Geom witnesses the incident from the inside of a safe where his father hid him. Later, he is saved and adopted by a retired thief, Seo Dol, after he becomes stricken with amnesia from the shock of losing his father and being forced to throw a rock at his mother's head to prove that he wasn't her son. 13 years later, Geom--now renamed Ryung by Seo Dol--starts to regain his memory and begins to search for his older sister Yeon--only to see her being sentenced and hanged. Geom seeks revenge; with the emblem on the killer's sword he remembers from 13 yeas ago his only clue, he swears that he will find the one who killed his father and murdered his older sister. To find the sword and its owner, he disguises himself as Iljimae and breaks into the nobles' estates. During the course of his actions, he winds up fighting not only for himself, but also for the common people, although at the core his desire to bring the person who ruined his family to justice burns bright.

Country: South Korea

Type: scripted

Status: Ended

Language: Korean

Release Date: May 21, 2008

Also Known As: Иль Чжи Мэ, Iljimae - The Phantom ThiefIljimae, 일지매, Ветвь сливы, Hoţul fantomă, Huyền Thoại Iljimae, イルジメ〜一枝梅 |  See more »


Company Credits

Production Co: Chorokbaem Media

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Lee Da-wit
as Ja Dol (teen)
Ji-yoon Moon
as Dae-Sik
Won-jae Lee
as Hunter Jang
Son Tae-Yeong
as Yeon-Yi
Gi-seok Do
as Hee Bong
Han Hyo-joo
as Eun Chae
Mun-shik Lee
as Seo Dol
Jae-Seong Yang
as Shim Ki-Won
Lee Young-ah
Min-Ki Jo
as Lee Won Ho
Ji-Hoon Park
as Beggar
Mu-Yeol Kim
as Si Wan
Dong-won Seo
as Eun Bok (Hunter Jang's son)
Da-bin Jung
as Bong-Soon (child)
Lee Joon-gi

Seasons & Episodes

Season 1

2008 | 20 Episodes


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Awards & Nominations

Baek Sang TV 2009


Baek Sang TV

Best Actor


Baek Sang TV

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