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Masquerade (2012)
"Gwanghae, Wangyidoen namja" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, History  |  13 September 2012 (South Korea)
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Amid national chaos and fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwanghae orders his trusted councilor Heo Kyun to find a royal body double. He hires Ha-seon, a peasant mimic who bears a perfect ... See full summary »

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Ha-seon / King Gwang-hae
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Heo Gyun (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
Hyo-ju Han ...
Queen
In-kwon Kim ...
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Gwang Jang ...
Eunuch
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Sa-wol
Myung-gon Kim ...
Park Choong-seo
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Yong-gu Do ...
Minister of National Defense
Lee El ...
Ahn Gae-Shi
Soo-ho Ha ...
General Jung Jeon
Sung-Yong Han ...
Public Officer Who Escorts Ha-Sun
Bae-Su Jeon ...
Minister of Justice
Sung-hee Jo ...
Prince Gwanghae's Public Officer 2
Kim Jong-Goo ...
King Gwanghae's Physician
Young-Ho Joo ...
Public Officer 1 Who Escorts King Gwanghae
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Amid national chaos and fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwanghae orders his trusted councilor Heo Kyun to find a royal body double. He hires Ha-seon, a peasant mimic who bears a perfect resemblance to the King. When King Gwanghae collapses from a mysterious poison, Ha-seon reluctantly becomes a King. He must follow his conscience to save his country from collapse, avoid assassination, and pull off the biggest masquerade in history. K Written by CJ Entertainment

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$1,839 (USA) (7 December 2012)

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$898,826 (USA) (7 December 2012)
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Woo-Suk Kang was originally set to direct, but due to trouble in production's development, Kang dropped out of project and Chang-min Choo on board to helm this film instead. See more »

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"Do not put on record what is meant to be hidden."
13 October 2013 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Well this movie is not meant to be hidden! I know enough history to recognize that the two faces of the ancient god Ianós have no relevance to bad or good or prince Gwanghae or the dual role of Byung-hun Lee.But the acting of the latest is surely godlike.

Byung-hun Lee plays the part of Gwanghaegun the fifteenth king of the Joseon Dynasty and this movie is a work of fiction created around a quote that I love , "Do not put on record what is meant to be hidden".

The plot of the movie is the following.The king, afraid of his life during rumors of assassination attempts, searches for a man that looks like him and can replace him as long as the danger for his life remains.

What follows is a masterpiece.Great actors,great direction and great costumes create a drama worth anyone's time.

Do not miss it.


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