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Forbidden Quest (음란서생)

음란서생 (Eum-ran-seo-saeng)

Directed by Kim Dae-woo (김대우)

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Comedy Drama Melodrama Romance

139min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis

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.

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    2016/12/24,
    In Joseon, erotica is banned, and can only be obtained in illegal markets. Incidentally, Yoon-seo (played by Han Seok-Kyu) is a royal inspector who is a total weenie and also a dishonor to his family. Close proximity to official tough guy Gwang-heon (played by Lee Beom-soo) can only do so much. But a chance encounter with the erotica market slowly leads Yoon-seo on to the path of manly self-confidence, casually tossing aside lowly deocrum that he may better lust for Queen Jeong-bin (played by Kim Min-jeong),...More
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    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
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Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Jo Geun-hyeon (조근현)
 Art director
 Yoon Joo-hwan (윤주환)
 Cinematographer B team
 Ha Myeong-mi (하명미)
 Making of
Technics
139 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
www.ummm2006.co.kr...
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Budget
US$ 6.3m
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Airing dates : 2006/02/23
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
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)

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