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I Am a King (2012)

Na-neun wang-i-ro-so-i-da (original title)
What will happen when the slave accidentally become a king and the king accidentally become a slave?


Kyu-sung Jang


Seong-gu Hwang


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Cast overview:
Ji-Hoon Ju ... Sejong the Great / Deok-cheol (as Ji-hun Ju)
Yun-shik Baek ... Hwang Hui
Hee-Bong Byun Hee-Bong Byun ... Shin Ik (as Hie-bong Byeon)
Yeong-gyu Park ... King Taejo
Won-hee Im ... Hae-goo
Lee Hanee ... Soo-yeon (as Ha-nui Lee)
Do-bin Baek ... Yang-nyeong
Su-ro Kim Su-ro Kim ... Hwang-goo
Yeoul Han Yeoul Han
So-Hyun Kim ... Sol-Bi
Mi-do Lee Mi-do Lee
Hyeong-jun Lim Hyeong-jun Lim ... Jang Young-Sil
Han Seong-Yong Han Seong-Yong ... Soldier


What will happen when the slave accidentally become a king and the king accidentally become a slave?

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Release Date:

8 August 2012 (South Korea) See more »

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Daisy Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A decent entertaining and comedic movie from Korea, just not all that memorable
14 July 2013 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This is actually a decent retelling of Mark Twain's "The Prince & The Pauper" and it's set in Korea. It's a alright retelling and does have it's moments and entertainment value. But nothing much to make it stick. It just showed up into Korean theaters and disappeared as quickly with hardly any mention of it by the media. A movie called "Masquerade" came out during the same year which has a similar premise going for it and made a hit. Maybe that is because it had Lee Byung-Hun in it who is a top star in Korea. But this movie was a bit of a flop, which is kinda unfortunate because it's actually a decent movie. Nothing spectacular or a movie that will stick around for a long time. But it has decent entertainment and comedic value with some good morals. Personally I enjoyed this movie, it's a fun watch. I didn't think it was all that memorable but I had a good time sitting through it the first time.


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