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Yeok-rin (2014)

King Jeongjo (Hyun-Bin) attempts to protect his royal powers from the conflict of two factions: Noron and Soron.


J.Q. Lee (as Jae-Gyu Lee)


Sung-Hyun Choi
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Credited cast:
Hyun Bin ... King Jeongjo
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Gap-soo
Jung-suk Jo ... Assassin Eul-Soo (as Jo Jung-suk)
Eun-chae Jung ... (as Jeong Eun-Chae)
Sung-woong Park ... Hong Gook-yeong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-Hyun Cho ... Gwang-baek (as Jae-hyeon Jo)
Cheol-woo Han Cheol-woo Han
Ji-min Han ... Queen Jeongsun
Sung-ryung Kim ... Hye Kyeong-goong (as Seong-ryeong Kim)
Jae-Hee Lee Jae-Hee Lee ... Wol-Hye (child)
Young-chang Song
Yoo-Bin Sung Yoo-Bin Sung ... Kab-Soo (child)


King Jeongjo (Hyun-Bin) attempts to protect his royal powers from the conflict of two factions: Noron and Soron.

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Who Dares Kill The King


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South Korea



Release Date:

30 April 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fatal Encounter See more »

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2.35 : 1
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another great korean historical film
15 February 2015 | by BasicLogicSee all my reviews

i often wondered why korean movies could be so transcend and so better than most of the Japanese and Chinese movies now. the korean film makers and their screenplay writers are simply superior to all the other oriental movie industries now, especially when most of the Japanese movies now are based on comic books drafted by those who never having real life or real social activities but growing up by reading other Japanese comic book writers' day dream-like fantasies, while the Chinese movie makers are intoxicated by their shallow materialism and stupid illogic ridiculous farces which they mistakenly thought as comedies, almost 98% of the Chinese movies made in recent years were nothing but garbage, just like most of their TV drama series ridiculed themselves into an unbelievable jokes, especially when related to historical events, they were mostly twisted and had to be complied and censored by the Chinese communist media authorities. it is why the Chinese historical movies could only be falsified to meet the requirements and dogma by their sole reigning party and government. anything no matter how far related to their own Chinese history is sensitive and would be seriously censored, so all the Chinese movie and TV industries could only produce ridiculous farce to avoid being censored and may be found guilty of treason.

but to the south korean movie makers, they don't have such worries, they could freely produce whatever they want. but once related to historical stuff, although they don't like to admit that their history is heavily intertwined with the Chinese, they still faithfully show the strong Chinese influence in their stories. that's why we could always see the strong showing of the Chinese culture in the korean historical movies. by faithfully followed their footprints left by their ancestors, almost all of their historical films, movies or TV dramas, are great, profound, highly watchable and quite memorable. the other thing worth mentioning about the korean historical films or TV drama series, is their superior cinematography, faithfully showing the beauty of their products.

this 'fatal encounter' is just another great sample of how and why the korean movies are just so superior to those of the Chinese and the Japanese; one who has to ridicule themselves to bypass the censorship, and the other one, could get their creativity from their comic books.

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