King Jeongjo an idol of Korean modern media 2014/05/17, Source,
In Lee Jae-gyoo's recent film "The Fatal Encounter", actor Hyeon Bin (right) depicts how King Jeongjo's image evolved in the 21st century. Provided by Lotte Entertainment
Historical film has always been popular in Korea, but the trend has accelerated at the local box office over the past few years. From the ancient Goguryeo Kingdom (B.C. 37 - A.D. 668) to the independence activists under Japanese colonial rule in the 20th century, filmmakers have used different heroes from the past to quench viewers' thirst for tales starring successful leaders. Recently, director Lee Jae-gyoo proved through his film "The Fatal Encounter" that the story of King Jeongjo (1752-1800), the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), never fails in the movie market,...More
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