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Goongnyeo is a movie starring Jin-hee Park, Se-ah Yun, and Yeong-hie Seo. 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 »

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... Chun-ryung - the court medic
Se-ah Yun ... Hee-bin - the royal concubine
... Wol-ryung - the dead court maid
Jeong-eun Lim ... Ok-jin - the mute court maid
... Jung-ryul - court maid
... Kam-cheol - the supervising court maid (as Seong-ryeong Kim)
Nam-jin Kim ... Lee Hyung-ik
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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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Palast der Schatten - Tödliche Intrigen am Hof der Kaiserin  »

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very good historic mystery/ horror
10 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

The English title of this movie is "Shadows in the Palace". An historic piece--part murder mystery, part horror--in the time of the Josean dynasty in Korea, the setting is at the palace nunnery where all the women have sworn chastity in service of the king. Not all are inclined to remain chaste, and we begin to see a world inhabited by ruthless ambition and abject cruelty in the competition among the king's wives to have a son declared heir to the throne. A murder occurs and a single, brave women pursues the truth, even as more murders follow, and a malevolent spirit seems to be afoot in and about the palace. Good acting, costumes and sets energize the story. Some of the violence in the film is not for the squeamish.


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