— by Kwak Yeon-soo: Period action film “The Swordsman” boasts stylish action scenes with sword fights, martial arts and horseback riding.

Set in the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) after King Gwanghae was dethroned in a coup, the story follows Tae-yeul (Jang Hyuk) ― a former royal guard and swordsman ― who goes in search of his teenage daughter after she gets kidnapped by Qing Dynasty warriors…

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