In late Joseon, a poor man named Chun Bong-sam inherits a decrepit inn and honestly works his way up to becoming a powerful merchant. As tradesmen clash against the bureaucratic powers that attempt to oppress them by rigging bad deals, Bong-sam never loses sight of his humble beginnings as a peddler even after achieving great success and eventually shapes the way that industry and business are done in his time.

The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Korean

Status: Ended

Runtime: 70 minutes

Premier: 2015-09-23

The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 - SM Culture & Contents - Netflix

SM Culture & Contents (Korean: 에스엠컬처앤콘텐츠; SM C&C) is a South Korean entertainment, production and travel company under SM Entertainment. The company operates as a talent agency, television content production company, theatrical production company and travel company.

The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 - History - Netflix

Founded in July 1987 as Intercontinental Travel Co., Ltd. (Korean: 인터컨티넨탈여행사 Inteokeontinental Yeohaengsa), it merged with golf ball maker Volvik Inc. (Korean: ㈜볼빅사) in November 2006 to become BT&I Co., Ltd. In May 2012, it was acquired by SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. and later became SM Culture & Contents Co., Ltd. (Korean: ㈜에스엠컬처앤콘텐츠 Jusikhoesa Eseuem Keolcheo aen Kontencheu). In August 2016, SM C&C has signed 10 musical theater actor/actress: veteran actors Kang Pil Suk, Kim Jae Bum, Lim Byung Geun, Sung Doo Sup, Park Jung Bok, Yoon Na Moo, and upcoming stars Yoon So Ho, Jung Ha Ru, Park Jin, and Kim Yeo Jin. In October 2017, SM C&C acquired Advertisement Division of SK Planet, expanding its business area.

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