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The Royal Tailor (2014)

Sang-eui-won (original title)
Story of a rivalry between two tailors Dol-Seok, who is the best master artisan in charge of royal attire and Kong-Jin - genius like designer, born with dexterity and an excellent sense, plunges the court into scandal and tragedy.

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Wonsuk Lee

Writer:

Byounghak Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Suk-kyu Han ... Dol-Seok
Soo Go ... Kong-Jin
Shin-Hye Park ... The Queen
Yeon-Seok Yoo Yeon-Seok Yoo ... The King
Dong-seok Ma ... Pan-Soo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sung-tae Heo Sung-tae Heo
Dal-hwan Jo Dal-hwan Jo ... Dae-Gil
Yoo-Bi Lee Yoo-Bi Lee ... Royal Concubine Soui
So-yul Shin ... Wol-hyang
Yeji Yeon Yeji Yeon ... (as Ye-ji Yeon)
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Story of a rivalry between two tailors Dol-Seok, who is the best master artisan in charge of royal attire and Kong-Jin - genius like designer, born with dexterity and an excellent sense, plunges the court into scandal and tragedy.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 December 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

El sastre del rey See more »

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Bidangil Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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More than 1,000 hanbok appear in the film, with actress Park Shin-hye wearing 30 intricately embroidered pieces. 1 billion won (dolars909,000) was spent on costumes, a significant portion of the film's 7.2 billion won total budget. Costume designer Jo Sang-gyeong said she was inspired by the clothing during King Yeongjo's reign (1694-1776), which according to historical records was when a short jeogori, the jacket that sits on top of the dress, and jar-shaped skirts started to become fashionable. See more »

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Exquisite Morality Tale
10 September 2018 | by AJ_McAninchSee all my reviews

All of the leads are wonderful actors beloved in South Korea and with a strong supporting cast. The costumes, of course, are breathtaking and become more so with each of Kong-Jin's creations born of dreams and gentle love, especially for the queen. But for a bit of slow pacing and some continuity breaks, the film is perfect. It is also wrenching and heartbreaking as it moves from a story about making beautiful clothes to a parable of jealousy and karma. Strongly recommended.


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