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 ...
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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
An absolutely beautiful looking film. Cinematographer Lee Hyung-Deok's use of lighting really is something that creates a certain darkness to the overall picture. Actors are usually half lit and some lovely backlighting to shape the face. Lee Hyung Deok's use of hard light also is very daring and something that many cinematographers would hesitate to do. His work in this film is a primary example of how handsome hard light can look if used properly. The sets themselves are not evenly lit, Lee Hyung-Deok's use of flags and gels help shape the light and create a moody atmosphere. It is surprising that he has not worked on many other films other than Hanyo (2010), A Company Man, Sunny and Finding Mr. Destiny. Shadows in the Palace currently only has a DVD release, the cinematography and sound design screams for this film to be released on Blu ray.
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