7.0/10
1,486
8 user 14 critic
Set in 18th century Korea, long-ruling King Yeongjo's struggle with his son, Sado, sees the king take extreme measures in order to deal with his heir.

Director:

Joon-ik Lee

Writers:

Cheol-Hyeon Jo (screenplay), Song-won Lee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
22 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Gwansang (2013)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Jae-rim Han
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Jung-jae Lee, Yun-shik Baek
Beterang (2015)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A detective hunts down a young and successful man.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Ah-in Yoo, Hae-jin Yoo
The Attorney (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An ambitious tax attorney decides to represent an old friend in court.

Director: Woo-seok Yang
Stars: Kwang Soo Cha, Seon-Mook Cho, Ki-Jung Han
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look-alike commoner is secretly hired to take the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos.

Director: Chang-min Choo
Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Seung-ryong Ryu, Hyo-Joo Han
Yungnyong-i Nareusya (2015–2016)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Story of the the foundation of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea and ambitions, success and conflicts of several real and fictional characters.

Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Yo-han Byun, Se-Kyung Shin
Amsal (2015)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While Korea is occupied by the Japanese Army in 1933, the resistance plans to kill the Japanese Commander. But their plan is threatened by a traitor within their group and also the enemies' forces are hunting them down.

Director: Dong-hoon Choi
Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Jung-jae Lee, Jung-woo Ha
Wang-ui namja (2005)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Joon-ik Lee
Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jin-young Jung, Seong-Yeon Kang
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A former political henchman seeks out revenge for being dropped by a ruthless politician while a determined investigator tries to find proof of a connection between the two of them.

Director: Min-ho Woo
Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Seung-woo Cho, Yun-shik Baek
Wan-deuk-i (2011)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

17-year-old Wan-Deuk comes from a poor family and his grades in school are equally poor. He is a rebellious and troubled student, but he never loses in fights. Wan-Deuk then meets teacher ... See full summary »

Director: Han Lee
Stars: Yoon-Seok Kim, Ah-in Yoo, Su-young Park
Mil-jeong (2016)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.

Director: Jee-woon Kim
Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Yoo Gong, Kang-ho Song
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.

Director: Hun Jang
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-jin Yoo
Uahan segye (2007)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A light hearted action noir about a part time gangster who tries to be a full time daddy and wants to live a peaceful life with his family despite of being in trouble almost all the time, due to his profession.

Director: Jae-rim Han
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Dal-su Oh, Il-hwa Choi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... King Yeongjo
Ah-in Yoo ... Crown Prince Sado
Geun-young Moon ... Lady Hyegyeong
Hae-sook Kim ... Queen Inwon (as Hae-suk Kim)
Won-Sang Park Won-Sang Park ... Hong Bong-han (as Won-sang Park)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ji-seong Eom Ji-seong Eom ... Crown Prince Sado (young) (as Ji Sung Uhm)
Hye-jin Jeon ... Yeong-bin, Lady Yi
Ji-hee Jin ... Princess Hwawan
So-dam Park ... Lady Moon
Ye-ji Seo Ye-ji Seo ... Queen Jeongsun
Ji-seob So ... King Jeongjo
Edit

Storyline

Over a period of eight days, an 18th. century Korean king punishes his only son for attempted regicide. Flashbacks reveal the chain of events that led the son to rebel against his father in this tale of the strained relationships that exist between all fathers (who want their sons to grow into fine and competent men) and their sons (who struggle to prove themselves in order to earn their fathers' respect and approval). Written by FourByFour

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

16 September 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A trón See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiger Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Geun-young Moon's first film in 8 years. See more »

Quotes

King Yeongjo: [leaning against the rice chest his dead son is locked in, weeping] You... my silly boy... Why did you have to... commit this atrocity?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
love vs decorum
29 July 2017 | by BlissQuestSee all my reviews

My respect goes to Yoo Ah-in (Crown Prince Sado)for his performance, though there were other quite good performances as well. I have watched many Korean films, and was surprised to have not seen Yoo Ah-in's face before, so I googled his name. He appears to have been a model before taking on acting, and rightfully so based on his good looks. Not sure if modeling came before acting, but either way, this guy is not just another pretty face actor. There were a couple of scenes in the film where his character simply commanded me to well-up. The "trivia of decorum" is a phrase that stuck with me after watching this film. The only advantage of being the first born boy to a monarch in many ancient cultures (not just Asian), was that you were at least guaranteed meals, especially if times were hard. Otherwise, the pressures on young heirs seems to have been almost unbearable.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed