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Shadows in the Palace (2007)

Goongnyeo (original title)
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During the Chosun period, a court lady is found dead, hanging by the rafters of the palace. After examining the dead body, place physician Chun-ryung discovers that the dead maid was ... See full summary »

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Jin-hie Park ...
Chun-ryung - the court medic
Se-ah Yun ...
Hee-bin - the royal concubine
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Wol-ryung - the dead court maid
Jeong-eun Lim ...
Ok-jin - the mute court maid
Hye-jin Jeon ...
Jung-ryul - court maid
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Kam-cheol - the supervising court maid
Nam-jin Kim ...
Lee Hyung-ik
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During the Chosun period, a court lady is found dead, hanging by the rafters of the palace. After examining the dead body, place physician Chun-ryung discovers that the dead maid was probably murdered and carries out investigation even though her higher-ups pressure her to close the case as suicide. Written by sonic_bang

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Palast der Schatten - Tödliche Intrigen am Hof der Kaiserin  »

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CSI: Korean Palace
26 October 2008 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Okay, I couldn't help myself after reading the previous comments.

Now, one thing the summary got wrong, the court maid wasn't hung from the roof rafter (whatever that is. She was found hung from the beam in her own room.

This movie opens with the cardinal rule of the Korean Palace, that all maids who entered into the Korean King's service is a potential mate and must maintain their chastity in case he fancied one of them.

The story revolves around the murder of the said court maid and the people in court who are trying to suppress the investigation.

At times I wonder if the movie is trying hard to glorify the Korean court medics of old.

An better than average film in my opinion.


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