About 250 years ago in Korea, people struggle under the tyranny of the first vice-premier CHO who has taken possession of power and holds a commercial supremacy over ‘ice’, the most valuable commodity of the time. Unable to stand CHO’s tyranny, LEE, an ingenious young man whose father was eliminated by CHO, gathers a group of experts in various fields; tactics, weapons, explosives, underwater diving, camouflage, etc. With their help, Lee executes his plans to rob the entire storage of ice that will be used for the crown prince’s birthday party which will initiate CHO’s downfall.
KIM Ju-ho previously directed a number of short films that have screened at festivals such as Korea’s Busan International Film Festival and Spain’s Valladolid International Film Festival, including <Friendship> (2000) and <Inspector Ban> (2001). He also assisted with screen adaptation of the 2009 smash hit <Secret Reunion>. <The Grand Heist> is his first feature.(kofic)