Lee Jae-gyoo first garnered recognition for Damo (2003), a Korean drama which cultivated an unprecedented fanbase. For the drama’s excellence and his directorial skills, LEE received a Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Director
Following Damo, he directed the hit dramas Beethoven Virus (2008) and The King 2 Hearts (2012), which drew accolades for their cinematic quality.
The Fatal Encounter (2014) 2014/05/03, Source,
Genres: Epics and Drama
Running Time: 136 min.
Directed by: Lee Jae-gyoo
Starring: Hyeon Bin, Jeong Jae-yeong, Han Ji-min
Synopsis: In 1777, King Jeong-jo bears a perilous palace life with his dedicated court servant, Gap-soo, amidst opposition and threats from those around with political ambitions. Eul-soo, a member of a secret assassin group, receives orders to kill Jeong-jo. Gap-soo, who had also been in the same secret assassin ring as Eul-soo, later confesses to Jeong-jo about his dark past and his motive for coming into the palace. To Gap-soo's surprise, Jeong-jo orders him to just leave the palace. However, Gap-soo finds out that there is another assassin besides him and frantically returns to the court,...More
"The Fatal Encounter" attitude towards mass media 2014/04/27, Source,
A staff member of "The Fatal Encounter" crew said, "Lee Jae-gyoo? He drinks beers at home all day". The criticism from mass media have put the director and cast in a sense of shame. The unexpected reviews of the movie have been made public for the past 3~4 days.
The movie was nicknamed, "Hyeon Bin's comeback" and "Lee Jae-gyoo's meaningful movie" but everyone's reaction towards the movie was cold. 'Too much has been put into the movie', 'Complicated stories and organization of characters' and such are parts of the reviews,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/04/26, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "The Target": An ex-mercenary killer is framed for the murder of a renowned corporate leader. He is accompanied by an ordinary doctor who is desperate to save his abducted pregnant wife and together they embark on a dangerous 36-hour pursuit. (04/30)
★★★★★ "The Fatal Encounter": King Jeong-jo attempts to protect his royal powers from the conflict of two factions: Noron and Soron. (04/30),...More
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