My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter
| NewsLetter DailyWeekly
Forbidden Quest (음란서생)

음란서생 (Eum-ran-seo-saeng)

Directed by Kim Dae-woo (김대우)

Screenplay by

Comedy Drama Melodrama Romance

139min | Release date in South Korea :


Yun-seo comes across an 'indecent novel' by chance. Hesitant to read such a book at first, he is soon inspired to write one himself. He even asks his family rival and infamous captain of guards, Gwang-heon, to draw the illustrations for his books. Their book "Heukgokbisa" is soon the most talked about in town and is eventually read by Jeong-bin, the king's favorite concubine. With Jeong-bin's involvement, two men are soon drawn in a tricky web of palace intrigue.


Forbidden Quest | Cast

Forbidden Quest
Stream and watch full movie

    Forbidden Quest | News

    Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss

    • Song Seung-heon Reflects on Edgier Role in Latest Flick

      2014/05/24, Source,
      In "Obsessed", which hit local theaters last week, Song Seung-heon plays the role of a married military officer who enters into an affair with the wife of one of his subordinates. The actor said he would never have considered taking such a role a decade ago because it would have jarred with his reputation as a good guy built up through many romantic comedies and films,...More
    • Newcomer Heading to A-List After Baring Her Talent in Debut Film

      2014/05/17, Source,
      A young actress has become the talk of the town with her debut feature film "Obsessed", directed by Kim Dae-woo, who is known for such sensual films as "The Servant" and "Forbidden Quest". "Obsessed" contains a number of audacious nude scenes that will no doubt be talked about for a long time. In portraying a love affair so strong that a man will sacrifice everything for the object of his desire, Lim Ji-yeon has made a strong impression as a new talent to watch,...More
    • Now Playing

      2014/05/16, Source,
      "Obsessed" (19) Drama/ 132/ Korean "Obsessed" is set in 1969 near the end of the Vietnam War. Colonel Jin-pyung (Song Seung-heon), who fought with valor during the war, is looking forward to being promoted to general. His beautiful wife, Sook-jin (Jo Yeo-jeong), is an aspirational woman who cares deeply about her family's reputation around the village. One day, Woo-jin (On Joo-wan), one of Jin-pyung's subordinates, moves into the village with his wife, Ga-heun (Lim Ji-yeon), and Jin-pyung falls in love with her at once. The spark between them is ignited instantly, and a scandal that can never be forgotten begins,...More
    • [HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound...

      K-Films Coming Soon: ★★★ "MAD SAD BAD": A 3D omnibus movie about a man who becomes a zombie for no apparent reason and falls in love with a woman. (05/15) ★★★ "Sage Solutions": A documentary by Tae Jun-seek about the responsibility and questionable ethics of the Korean Press. (05/15) ★★★★★ "Obsessed": A Vietnam War hero returns home to praise and promotion but suffers PTSD as a result, affecting his marriage, career, and future. (05/15) ★★★ "Campus S Couple": A one-night stand turns awkward when a couple realise they're in the same college. Things get more complicated on campus when another confesses their childhood love. (05/15) ★★★ "The Groin": Set during the Joseon dynasty, three men who don't believe in love make a bet to woo a married woman known for her chasity. (05/15),...More
    123456789 2>

    Forbidden Quest | Shopping

    Forbidden Quest | Pictures

    SmallestSmallMedium Slideshow, Slider

    View all 68 pictures for "Forbidden Quest"

    Forbidden Quest | Links | Suggest a link

    Forbidden Quest | Reviews

    Forbidden Quest | Facts

    CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
     Ha Myeong-mi (하명미)
     Making of
     Jo Geun-hyeon (조근현)
     Art director
    139 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
    Web site
    On the set video
    On the set video
    On the set video
    On the set video
    On the set video
    US$ 6.3m
    Festival(s) & award(s)
    Sales or release dates & Box Office
    Release date in South Korea : 2006/02/23
    South Korean Box Office
    Source : &
    As of 2006.03.19 : 2,195,850 admissions (total)
    As of 2006.03.12 : 1,976,457 admissions (total)
    As of 2006.03.05 : 1,551,130 admissions (total)
    As of 2006.02.26 : 748,100 admissions (total)

    Forbidden Quest | Community

    Your reviews

    To participate to HanCinema, you must sign up or log in. Sign up, Why ?

    Fan club  
    Quick message
    Message board

    To participate to HanCinema, you must sign up or log in. Sign up, Why ?

    Old message board

    Forbidden Quest (음란서생)

    Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
    The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


    Remove ads

    Sign up




    Visible, hide
    Pinocchio - DVD 13-Disc (English Subtitled) (Director's Cut) Korean Fashion - Women Korean Fashion - Men
    WG5NC coupon for US$5 off US$49