6.2/10
316
2 user 4 critic

Forbidden Quest (2006)

Eum-lan-seo-seng (original title)
Trailer
2:54 | Trailer
A noble, high-class scholar starts to write erotic novels in 18th century of Chosun dynasty. He falls in love with a king's woman.

Director:

Dae-woo Kim

Writer:

Dae-woo Kim
Reviews
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jong-ryol Choi Jong-ryol Choi
Suk-kyu Han ... Yoon-seo
Gyo-jin Hong Gyo-jin Hong
Min-Jung Kim ... Jung-bin
Beom-su Lee ... Gwang-heon
Dal-su Oh ... Hwang, the bookseller / merchant
Tae-kyung Oh Tae-kyung Oh
Sang-hwa Yoon Sang-hwa Yoon
Learn more

More Like This 

The Servant (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A servant falls in love with a girl whom his master also desires. Although the girl loves the servant, she also longs to improve her station in life.

Director: Dae-woo Kim
Stars: Ju-hyuk Kim, Seung-bum Ryoo, Yeo-jeong Jo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In late 1700s Korea, Lady Cho challenges the playboy Lord Jo-won into seducing and sleeping with her husband's coming young, virgin concubine. Lady Cho agrees to sleep with him if he succeeds.

Director: Je-yong Lee
Stars: Mi-sook Lee, Yong-jun Bae, Do-yeon Jeon
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Born to a family of established court painters, a woman is forced to carry on her family name and take over her brother's life after he commits suicide.

Director: Yun-su Jeon
Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Yeong-ho Kim, Nam-gil Kim
The Housemaid (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to dark consequences.

Director: Sang-soo Im
Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-jae Lee, Yuh-Jung Youn
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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

Director: Ha Yoo
Stars: In-Sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-Hyo Song
Obsessed (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the summer of 1969, Colonel Kim Jin Pyeong returns to South Korea after serving in Vietnam. He is suffering from post-traumatic disorder and trapped in a loveless marriage with Soo Jin, ... See full summary »

Director: Dae-woo Kim
Stars: Seung-heon Song, Ji-yeon Lim, Yeo-jeong Jo
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Small-town girl Deokee is abandoned by university professor Hak-kyu after a lusty affair, and vengefully approaches him 8 years later when he starts suffering from blindness.

Director: Pil-sung Yim
Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Esom, So-young Park
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Newly-hired gofer Young-Jak Joo becomes a key pawn in a powerful South Korean corporate-crime family obsessed with sex, money, and intrigue. The family bribes a government official to take ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Im
Stars: Kang-woo Kim, Yun-shik Baek, Yuh-Jung Youn
A Muse (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lee Jeok-yo is a 70ish year old man who is a respected poet. He cares fondly for his 30ish year old disciple Seo Ji-woo. The world of these two men are shaken when 17-year-old high school ... See full summary »

Director: Ji-woo Jung
Stars: Hae-il Park, Mu-Yeol Kim, Go-eun Kim
Green Chair (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When an ordinary housewife is convicted for seducing a minor, reckless love leads to obsession and creeping doubt.

Director: Cheol-su Park
Stars: Jung Suh, Ji-ho Shim, Yun-hong Oh
Watcher (TV Series 2019)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The lives of Do Chi Gwang, Kim Young Koon, and Han Tae Joo were destroyed by a tragic affair. They became members of an internal affairs investigation team for the police and they try to dig up the truth on who is behind the tragic affair.

Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Kang-Joon Seo, Hyun-joo Kim
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.

Director: Kyu-dong Min
Stars: Ji-Hoon Ju, Kang-woo Kim, Ho-jin Chun
Edit

Storyline

A noble, high-class scholar starts to write erotic novels in 18th century of Chosun dynasty. He falls in love with a king's woman... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

User Reviews

 
Fun to watch with friends and a couple of beers.
29 September 2008 | by crappydooSee all my reviews

I just returned from having watched this lovely film and I feel bad for having watched it without my friends. That's right, this is one of those films that young people should go to watch with their friends. However, it is not trashy Hollywood fare, rather the film moves from genre to genre with ease. It covers comedy, slapstick, drama, excruciating torture, gore, erotica and a plot so twisted it sometimes feel like a complete figment of the protagonist's imagination. Its a simple story of an accomplished author who tries his hand at writing erotic stories as an sport since it was banned in Korea at the time. In the process of writing these stories he uses people for inspiration. And then, there is also the plot where the king and queen get involved (you should get a fair idea where I'm coming from). So all in all, its total entertainment and an lovely film to watch with buddies. However it may not have lasting power and you may not remember it the following day, but you certainly will have fun watching it.

PS: The other person who's commented on this film has mistakenly identified the queen as the king's favourite concubine, which is incorrect since the film clearly indicates that the character is the queen's.


7 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

16 February 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Búsqueda prohibida See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed