MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,598 this week

Forbidden Quest (2006)
"Eum-lan-seo-seng" (original title)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 221 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

A noble, high-class scholar starts to write erotic novels in 18th century of Chosun dynasty. He falls in love with a king's woman.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 907 titles
created 19 Jun 2011
 
a list of 12 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
a list of 104 titles
created 15 Apr 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 03 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 161 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Forbidden Quest" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Forbidden Quest (2006)

Forbidden Quest (2006) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Forbidden Quest.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

My Dear Enemy (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jobless, single and in her early thirties, Hee-soo is miserable. Desperate, she sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byoung-woon, who owes her $3,500. Rather inconveniently, it turns out that... See full summary »

Director: Yoon-ki Lee
Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-woo Ha, Il-hwa Choi
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

1931: in Ireland, a film maker hears of an aged ship's carpenter who knows the fate of the Hollandia, a Norse ship that set sail in 1905 and vanished. The old salt has canisters of film to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Delpeut
Stars: Joseph O'Conor, Roy Ward
Swiri (1999)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

North and South Korean superspys battle and fall in love.

Director: Je-kyu Kang
Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Min-sik Choi, Yunjin Kim
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Born to a family of established court painters, a woman is forced to carry on her family name and take over her brother's life after he commits suicide.

Director: Yun-su Chong
Stars: Dae-Sung Choi, Ja-Hyeon Chu, Yeong-ho Joo
April Snow (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man and a woman meet in the hospital after their respective partners are involved in a car accident. After learning that their spouses have been having an affair, the two begin one of their own.

Director: Jin-ho Hur
Stars: Yong-jun Bae, Ye-jin Son, Kook-huan Chun
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Hahn Suk-Kyu suffers from a fatal disease. He meets Shim Eun-Ha and falls in love with her. What will be the fate of this love - will it be a tragic ending?

Director: Jin-ho Hur
Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Eun-ha Shim, Goo Shin
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hanna is the famous Korean pop singer. She suffers from having extremely poor self-esteem, as she has been ignored because of her appearance. At last, she makes the decision of a lifetime to have full-body plastic surgery.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim
Stars: Ah-jung Kim, Jin-mo Ju, Yong-geon Kim
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

(Korean with English subtitles) A huge box office hit in Korea, this action-packed romantic comedy pits two former lovers now both working a secret mission to infiltrate the Russian mob. As... See full summary »

Director: Terra Shin
Stars: HaNeul Kim, Ji-Hwan Kang, Ryu Seung-Ryong
White Night (2009)
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town. Police suspect that he was murdered by an acquaintance, as even the most experienced investigator on the case could identify no signs of ... See full summary »

Director: Shin-woo Park
Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Ye-jin Son, Soo Go
Obsessed (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the summer of 1969, Colonel Kim Jin Pyeong returns to South Korea after serving in Vietnam. He is suffering from post-traumatic disorder and trapped in a loveless marriage with Soo Jin, ... See full summary »

Director: Dae-woo Kim
Stars: Seung-heon Song, Ji-Yeon Lim, Yeo-Jeong Jo
A Bloody Aria (2006)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On a day trip through the countryside, aspiring opera singer In-jeong flees to the woods to escape the advances of her lecherous professor and mentor, Yeong-sun. When a seemingly harmless ... See full summary »

Director: Shin-yeon Won
Stars: Ye-ryeon Cha, Suk-kyu Han, Kyeong-ho Jeong
Paparoti (2013)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Story about a gangster who wants to be a tenor singer in South Korea.

Director: Jong-chan Yun
Stars: Lee Do-Yeon, Suk-kyu Han, Cho Jin-Woong
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jong-ryol Choi
...
Yoon-seo
Gyo-jin Hong
Min-jung Kim ...
Jung-bin
Beom-su Lee ...
Gwang-heon
Dal-su Oh ...
Hwang, the bookseller / merchant
Tae-kyung Oh
Sang-hwa Yoon
Edit

Storyline

A noble, high-class scholar starts to write erotic novels in 18th century of Chosun dynasty. He falls in love with a king's woman... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 February 2006 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Búsqueda prohibida  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fun to watch with friends and a couple of beers.
29 September 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I just returned from having watched this lovely film and I feel bad for having watched it without my friends. That's right, this is one of those films that young people should go to watch with their friends. However, it is not trashy Hollywood fare, rather the film moves from genre to genre with ease. It covers comedy, slapstick, drama, excruciating torture, gore, erotica and a plot so twisted it sometimes feel like a complete figment of the protagonist's imagination. Its a simple story of an accomplished author who tries his hand at writing erotic stories as an sport since it was banned in Korea at the time. In the process of writing these stories he uses people for inspiration. And then, there is also the plot where the king and queen get involved (you should get a fair idea where I'm coming from). So all in all, its total entertainment and an lovely film to watch with buddies. However it may not have lasting power and you may not remember it the following day, but you certainly will have fun watching it.

PS: The other person who's commented on this film has mistakenly identified the queen as the king's favourite concubine, which is incorrect since the film clearly indicates that the character is the queen's.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Forbidden Quest (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?