30th Buil Film Awards 2021 - Grand Prize ; 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards 2021 – Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music; Korean Association of Critics Award 2021 – Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay
Born as noble, one dreams to be humble. Born as humble, the other dreams to be noble. In 1801, after a new king ascended the throne, a scholar CHUNG Yak-jeon who served the late king is exiled to Heuk-san Island. When he lands on the unknown island with fears, rather he is amazed by wonders of various sea creatures. There he meets Chang-dae, a young fisherman who is a huge admirer of Confucianism and has a wide knowledge about the sea. Fascinated by his knowledge, CHUNG decides to write a book about the sea and asks Chang-dae to help him write the book, in exchange for helping Chang-dae’s study of Confucianism.