About Nae-kyung who is able to assess the personality, mental state and habits of a person by looking at his face. Because of his abilities, he gets involved in a power struggle between Prince Sooyang and Kim Jong-Seo.
Anna Chen's highly jealous husband discovers that Anna has rekindled a relationship with her first love. When Anna's husband confronts her about their relationship a terrible fight ensues. ... See full summary »
An architect is driving his woman, who is a publisher, to the airport and he tells that he intends to move to her house and his office in her basement to save money; however, she tells that... See full summary »
Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.
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In late 18th century ice is a commodity more valuable than gold. When corrupt officials conspire to form a monopoly and fix its price, a gang of 11 professionals is formed to steal all the royal ice blocks in five storage for a night
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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