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Shadows in the Palace (2007)

Goongnyeo (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Mi-jung Kim

Writers:

Seok-Hwan Choi (screenplay), Mi-jung Kim (screenplay)
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3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jin-hee Park ... Chun-ryung - the court medic
Se-ah Yun ... Hee-bin - the royal concubine
Yeong-hie Seo ... Wol-ryung - the dead court maid
Jeong-eun Lim Jeong-eun Lim ... Ok-jin - the mute court maid
Hye-jin Jeon ... Jung-ryul - court maid
Sung-Ryung Kim ... Kam-cheol - the supervising court maid (as Seong-ryeong Kim)
Nam-jin Kim Nam-jin Kim ... Lee Hyung-ik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwi-Jung Choo Kwi-Jung Choo ... Court lady Eom
Ye-rin Han Ye-rin Han ... Sook-young
Hak-seon Kim Hak-seon Kim ... King
Mi-kyung Kim ... Court lady Shim
Seo-hie Ko ... Queen
Yeong-seok Lee Yeong-seok Lee ... Medical public officer
Yong-Lee Lee Yong-Lee Lee ... Court lady Cheon
Ga-young Moon Ga-young Moon ... Il-Won
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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 sonic_bang

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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An absolutely beautiful looking film
21 August 2014 | by KazizamandpSee all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

18 October 2007 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Palast der Schatten - Tödliche Intrigen am Hof der Kaiserin See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,723,970
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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