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Retrieved from ” https: Yogesh-Odyssey-Opera 10 September Lee Byung Hyun easily succeeds in creating two very different personas. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here And the royal guard, heartbreaking. Please click the link in that email to complete the email change process. You are commenting using your Twitter account. This might have been the first new movie regardless of language that I’ve finished in a very long time dramas have ruined me

The stand-in king is moved by the love of his people and weeps for their losses. Heo gyun finds Ha-sun, a lowly acrobat and bawdy joker who looks remarkably like the king to replace the king occasionally whenever the king is out of the palace. It is also a perfect precursor for Ha-seon’s subsequent transformation, as he grows increasingly unwilling to be just a puppet for the Chief Secretary. There are a lot of effective sequences in the film, especially the climax which will leave you highly impressed. A simple plot yet mind blowing. This might have been the first new movie regardless of language that I’ve finished in a very long time dramas have ruined me He is the people.

Especially now that there are 2 mentions of a swordsman. On a positive note, the film has a clean, slick feel. I believe Lee Byung Hun thoroughly developed each character from their tone of voice to the nature of their footsteps. Watched it and didn’t like it. Despite basically it is an interior chamber piece, a few outdoor shots meticulously dispense us legitimate solemnity and natural quaintness.

While there is plenty of drama, there are historical truths buried in this. The affection towards his maid, Sawal, the Queen and the royal chief secretary is so well acted.

He also tried his hand at other reforms and reconstruction to try to make the nation prosperous, including an emphasis on the restoration of documents, but met with opposition and was later deposed and exiled to Jeju Island.

HeadsNo2 June 14, at 5: Every actor did an amazing job but the main character showed some serious acting chops with his performance. Cable network tvN acquired rights for a television adaptation, starring Yeo Jin-goo. Episode 6 by Helcat. This is the first of director Chang-min Mlvie movies I’ve seen, and I was impressed at how he was able to gwanghaf balance the light and serious scenes in the movies.

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Watching it to the end didn’t do anything to change my mind either. Having seen his “dark” side in movies like “A Bittersweet Life” and “I Saw the Devil,” I was very pleased to see he could handle the role of Ha-Seon with such a light touch.


I decided that now would be a good time to visit this ssummary, seeing as they are currently in the process of shooting a drama adaption of the same name, staring Yeo Jin Goo in the leading dual roles. This is a fine depiction of the 8th year of King Gwang-hae’s reign.

While he is known as a realist who attempted to balance the great powers of Asia during his time, he is also accused of assassinating his half-brother, the Grand Prince Yeongchang, and removing his stepmother, Queen Inmok, from her royal position and confining her within the palace. Really awesome feeling reading the feedback, word for word wonderfully written. Anyone with an ear for modern politics will find what Ha-sun believes relevant today: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

That relevance gives it real heft, and whether you are a fan of period dramas, we urge you to see what we think is one of the finest Korean movies we have seen, brilliant and beautiful in its humour, poignancy and most of all, heart. Byung plays both roles beautifully. Definitely recommend this movie! Masquerade is an engaging and charming period piece with humor, action, and romance.

[Spoilers] Movie Review: ‘Masquerade’

It could have used better editing about 15 minutes from the end of the movie tho – it dragged a bit where the lighting was way off – the reason for a 9 out of It happily fills it’s allotted two hour time span without dragging at all. Mocie last scene of him and Ha Sun just so heartbreaking.

This is the kind of movie everyone should watch at-least sumamry before they die. Masquerade is a movie that’s not for everyone. Notify me of new posts via email. I’ve been a member since nearly 3 years and never has any movie compelled me to write something about it. Oh my gosh, HeadsNo2, what a great review!

To often, one or the other seems forced, but here Choo creates a character who grows and changes, but still remains, at heart, the same, good person he was at the beginning — the kind of person who, by the end of the story, could be happy and believable as a king or a pauper.

Controversy reignited over King Gwanghae-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

The top-notch ssummary of the production is also evident in the sumptuous sets and lavish costumes, which add class and pomp to a brilliantly acted, cleverly scripted and confidently directed film. Even in these early moments, it is clear that Ha-seon has more empathy than the real King ever had.


I watched this movie by using subtitles. Overall, the film is slightly over-stretching its sentimentality but nevertheless stands for a universal crowd-pleaser and a top-notcher of South Korean film industry.

Reminded me of Lee Jun Ki when he was a performer shaking his bootay!

I admit, I am a bit nervous as to how they plan to expand the film into a series of episodes. Just the right amount of emotion. Overall, the acting was top notch — particularly from Hyo-ju Han as the Queen and Hyo-ju Han as Minister Do — and the costumes and set design were beautiful. With spoiling your viewing experience, I would like to say that it’s a fine movie which can be seen with the whole family. As the cold hearted, ruthless more on the crazy and unpredictably King and as the kind hearted street performer.

She seemed one dimensional to me. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I feel as though the villians were not truly explored because it is assumed that the Korean audience already knows this part of moovie. Not to mention, the cinematography was beautiful, the color scheme used was so mmovie compared to watch I’ve seen in other saeguks. By the time the story reaches its end, many questions remain unanswered, and any feeling of catharsis is absent.

The noble were also ordered not to exploit the poor as slaves, lest they face the wrath of the King.

Towards the end she opens the dagger and it looks like something else and she sighs. Overall, ‘Masquerade’ is a serious making movie with great storyline and strong performances although the ending is not so extraordinary. One of the best — and most touching — scenes in the whole film has Ha-seon agreeing out of resignation to his advisers’ proposal for 20, men to be essentially sent to their death to help the Ming dynasty and then retracting it with a most forceful proclamation of his duties as a King of the people; that very sequence a perfect illustration of Byung Hun’s regal smmary.