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Untold Scandal (2003)

Seukaendeul - Joseon namnyeo sangyeoljisa (original title)
Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lee Mi-Sook ...
Madam Jo (as Mi-suk Lee)
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Lady Jeong
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Jo-won
Hyeon-jae Jo ...
Kwon In-ho
So-yeon Lee ...
Lee So-ok
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Chu Wol-yi
Sung-min Choi ...
Slave
Yi-bin Han ...
Eun-sil
Kong Ho-suk ...
Elder 3
Yang-ja Jeon ...
Vice-premier's Wife
Jae-Jin Jung ...
Elder 2
Ha-kyeong Kim
Mi-ji Lee ...
So-ok's Mother
Han-il Na ...
Nobleman Yoo
Sang-wu Pyo
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Storyline

Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a younger cousin, Jo-won, to deflower the innocent young Soh-ok, who is to become her husband's concubine. But, his attentions soon shift to the graceful and aloof Lady Sook, who lives according to her convictions as a Catholic. Jo-won becomes obsessed with seducing this chaste woman who has remained celibate for nine years since her husband's death. However, conquering the most virtuous woman in the land proves to be more difficult than Chosun's notorious playboy expects. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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2 October 2003 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Scandal - Joseon namnyeo sangyeoljisa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$38,075 (Hong Kong) (2 April 2004)

Gross:

$63,332 (USA) (1 April 2005)
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Replaced 2046 (2004) as the closing film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. See more »

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Version of Kiken na kankei (1978) See more »

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comical but sad
17 October 2004 | by (yokohama) – See all my reviews

I was charmed by the eyes of Bae Yong Joon. They sometimes made me laugh, but sometimes held my heart so tightly. The movie showed us the way of thinking and the beautiful fashion of old Korean people. Strangely the music was western classic, though it matched the movie very well. The original story seems well-known because it was made into several movies already. I haven't seen them yet. But I think this Asian style version is a good work. I don't understand Korean language but the sound of it is very comfortable for ears to hear. So I was charmed through both the scenes of Bae Yong Joon's eyes' action and the voices of the actors and actresses. It is very sad love story. I liked it.


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