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Hoo-goong: Je-wang-eui cheob (2012)

A tragic love triangle story between Hwa-Yeon, a daughter of a nobleman, her true love Kwon-Yoo, a servant and the man who will be King, Prince Sungwon.

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Dae-seung Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yeo-jeong Jo ... Hwa-Yeon (as Yeo-Jeong Jo)
Dong-wook Kim Dong-wook Kim ... Prince / King Sungwon
Min-Joon Kim ... Kwon-Yoo (as Min-jun Kim)
Ji-Young Park Ji-Young Park ... King's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eun-ji Jo Eun-ji Jo ... Geum-Ok
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A tragic love triangle story between Hwa-Yeon, a daughter of a nobleman, her true love Kwon-Yoo, a servant and the man who will be King, Prince Sungwon.

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The one the king couldn't have

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

6 June 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Concubina do Imperador See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HwangKiSung Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not The Movie I Was Expecting
24 October 2018 | by foutainoflifeSee all my reviews

You would think this movie is solely a movie about two guys wanting the same woman and being willing to do anything to have her. While this is a part of the film it is only a small part of a much larger drama that has much more to do with mothers.

The title is a bit confusing and I can only assume that it was named such due to a "Spilling the Beans" moment in the film. There is sex but not in the volumes that one might expect by the title.

The acting was quite well and I could really feel the emotional energy from the female characters coming through. It was filmed well but the scripting was convoluted in places and could've been delivered just as well with a few things omitted.

Overall, I enjoyed the film. I liked our female characters and the obsessive nature, be it fueled by jealousy, lust or revenge, of the males. Glad I found and watched it and I will be recommending it as a nice work of dramatic historical fiction.


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