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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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The kingdom in the hand of a layman for 15 days. See more »

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

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$898,826 (USA) (7 December 2012)
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The idea for Masquerade developed from the true story of missing records totalling 15 days from the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty. Knowing that the king was kind, but paranoid, the staff constructed this idea as something that could have happened during that undocumented time. See more »

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Byung Hun Kee..... That is it!
7 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say this was a great historical Korean movie. I am an avid watcher of Korean movies and dramas. Byung Hun Lee has been a favorite for the longest and he never disappoints. Byung plays both roles beautifully. As the cold hearted, ruthless more on the crazy and unpredictably King and as the kind hearted street performer. Knowing it is Byung playing both roles, I often forgot and utterly hated the real king and loved the " fake" king. That is how you know one is great in his craft and a superb actor, highly underrated in Hollywood. It would be a waste to type cast him in Hollywood as the bad guy always. He truly in a gem!!


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