Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People


Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People tells the story of Hong Gil-dong, a son of a servant who stole from the rich and gave to the poor and became the first revolutionary activist in Joseon period.


General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • Drama Title: Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre: Historical, Romance
  • Director: Kim Jin-man
  • Writer: Hwang Jin-young
  • No. of Episodes: 30
  • Broadcast Period: Jan 30 – May 9, 2017
  • Time Slot: 22:00 Korean Standard Time, Mon & tue
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: MBC (free-to-air)
  • Production Company(s): Hunus Entertainment
  • Preceded by: Night Light
  • Followed by: Lookout

Main Cast & Characters

main cast of Korean drama Rebel: Thief Who stole the People

Yoon Kyun-sang as Hong Gil-dong. Being the son of a common house slave, Hong Gil-dong grows up hiding his strength until one day he realizes he must act against those with power who are oppressing the poor people.

Chae Soo-bin as Song Ga-ryung. Song Ga-ryung is a young widow who desires to kill King Yeonsangun to avenge the death of her husband. He meets Hong Gil-dong and fall in love with him.

Kim Ji-suk as King Yeonsangun / Lee Yong. King Yeonsangun is bloodthirsty ruler of Joseon who is born with a golden spoon in his mouth but is unable to win the favor of his people.

Lee Ha-nui as Jang Nok-su. Jang Nok-su is a gisaeng-turned-concubine who fall in love with Hong Gil-dong.

Kim Sang-joong as Hong Amo-gae. Hong Amo-gae is the poor servant and father of Hogng Gil-dong. He defies his low standing in society to provide for Gil-dong and his older brother Gil-hyun.


Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

  • OST Part 1
    • No. 1: If Spring Comes (original version) by Jeon In-kwon
    • No. 2: If Spring Comes (drama version) by Jeon In-kwon
    • No. 3: If Spring Comes (instrumental)
  • OST Part 2
    • No. 1: If Spring Comes (drama version) by Ahn Ye-eun
    • No. 2: Which Way (drama version) by Lee Ha-nui
    • No. 3: If Spring Comes (drama version, instrumental)
    • No. 4: Which Way (instrumental)
  • OST Part 3
    • No. 1: Your Flower by U Seung-eun
    • No. 2: Your Flower (instrumental)
  • OST Part 4
    • No. 1: I Wanted To Love by Minzy
    • No. 2: I Wanted To Love (instrumental)
  • OST Part 5
    • No. 1: Magic Lily by Ahn Ye-eun
    • No. 2: Magic Lily (instrumental)
  • OST Part 6
    • No. 1: That’s Love by Choi Yoon-a
    • No. 2: That’s Love (instrumental)
  • OST Part 7
    • No. 1: Spring Of Ilkhwari by Kim Sang-joong
    • No. 2: Spring Of Ilkhwari by Kim Sang-joong (Ah Mo Gae narration version)
  • OST Part 8
    • No. 1: Nightly Rain by Jambinai feat. Park Min-hee
    • No. 2: Nightly Rain (instrumental)
  • OST Part 9
    • No. 1: New Day by Yeon Kyu-sung
    • No. 2: New Day (instrumental)
  • OST Part 10
    • No. 1: That’s Love by Chae Soo-bin
    • No. 2: That’s Love (instrumental)


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