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A Frozen Flower (2008)
"Ssang-hwa-jeom" (original title)

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A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

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Credited cast:
Jin-mo Ju ...
King
Ji-hyo Song ...
Queen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jong-hyeon Hong
In-seong Jo ...
Hong-rim
Jin-Mo Joo ...
King
Hyeon-woo Kim
In-beom Ko ...
Yeon Ki-mok
Tae-won Kwon ...
Jo Il-moon
Ju-hwan Lim ...
Han-baek
Ji-hyeon Min ...
Concubine
Min-wu Noh ...
Min-wu
Ji-ho Shim ...
Seung-gi
Jung-ki Song ...
King's men - No-tak
Wook-hwan Yeo ...
Im-bo
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A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

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Totally enjoyable
20 October 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I didn't think that a film about a homosexual king persuading his lover to sleep with the Queen to produce an heir would be very exciting. But as so often happens, it was. I've watched this twice now, and appreciated the film a lot more the second time around.

The lead characters are well drawn, the dialog is interesting, the acting is excellent - heck, I even liked the music. There's not an over-abundance of battle and fight scenes, but what scenes there were were well -staged, and I thought the final scenes were as good as anything I've seen.

And, of course, there's sex - lots of bare-bottomed bare-breasted, tongue in tongue, man on man, man on woman sex. But none of it descends into sleaziness and perhaps because Ji-hyo Song is such a beautiful woman (and, dare I say it, In-seong Jo is such a beautiful man) the scenes don't become tedious as they do in so many other other movies. The scenes are completely integral to the movie. Funnily enough, I've always thought of the French as being the only ones capable pf handling sex in cinema properly. The Germans and Spanish and Australians always tend towards crudity, the Americans invariably imbue their sex scenes with their childish puritanism, and sex in Asian cinema can be downright ludicrous. But having said that, the most erotic and interesting sex scenes I've seen have all been in Asian movies - "Samsara", "Erotic Ghost Story", "A Frozen Flower".

I really like this film - it gets a 9/10 from me.


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