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Empire of Lust (2015)

Sunsu-ui sidae (original title)
Kim Min-jae (Shin Ha-kyun), is a brilliant general who's distinguished himself by protecting the borders of the recently established Joseon dynasty. He keeps a close eye on Yi Bang-won (... See full summary »

Director:

Sang-hoon Ahn

Writer:

Se-hee Kim
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Credited cast:
Hyuk Jang ... Yi Bang-won / King's son / Min-jae's subordinate
Ha-kyun Shin ... Min-jae / Chief commander
Ha-Neul Kang ... Kim Jin / Min-Jae's son
Han-na Kang Han-na Kang ... Ka-hee / Gisaeng (as Kang Han Na)
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Jo Jun
Sa Hee Sa Hee ... Lady Min / Yi Bang-won's wife
Yoo-Bin Sung Yoo-Bin Sung ... Kim Min-Jae (young)
Da-Ye Kim Da-Ye Kim ... Princess Gyeongsun / Kim Jin's wife
Han Seok-jun Han Seok-jun ... Crown Prince
Son Byong-ho Son Byong-ho ... King Taejo
Jae-Yong Lee Jae-Yong Lee ... Jeong Do-jeon
Heung-gi Kim Heung-gi Kim ... Yi Je
Kyung Heon Kang Kyung Heon Kang ... Lady Jeong / Kim Min-jae's wife
Hyung-joo Moon Hyung-joo Moon ... Mother servant
Sung Yu-bin Sung Yu-bin ... Young Kim Min-jae
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Kim Min-jae (Shin Ha-kyun), is a brilliant general who's distinguished himself by protecting the borders of the recently established Joseon dynasty. He keeps a close eye on Yi Bang-won (Jang Hyuk), the fifth son of King Taejo (Son Byong-ho), whom he believes has ambitions of seizing the throne, Jin (Kang Ha-neul), is Kim Min-Jae's son and the King's son-in-law. Due to his position as the King's son-in-law, he is unable to take part in politics and only seeks out pleasure. Yi Bang-won was instrumental in helping his father overthrow the Goryeo dynasty and founding Joseon, but was passed over when Taejo chose his successor. Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae falls in love for the first time with a gisaeng (an artist who worked to entertain others, such as the yangbans and kings. They were also courtesans, providing sexual services) named Ka-hee (Kang Han-na), whom he takes as his concubine, not realizing that she aims to carry out a vendetta against him.

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A bloody history behind the throne

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Action | Drama | Romance

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20 December 2018 | by heniekbSee all my reviews

I'm huge fan of Ha-kyun Shin since I saw him in Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. I've seen most of his work and this wouldn't be the best part of it. Especially that usually Koreans know how to make an exciting historical drama. Although I'm not a big fan of this genre quite a few times I was really impressed with the way they approach history. Ha-kyun Shin is a sold actor but he doesn't seem to get much support from anyone else. Overall it is still worth seeing as at times it get pretty interesting when you realize how difficult it was to survive at the court with everyone around you playing their own games.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

5 March 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Ascensão e Queda de Um Império See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,230, 8 March 2015

Gross USA:

$10,654

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,191,168
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