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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.


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    • 'Servant': erotic twist on folktale falters

      2010/05/27, Source,
      By Lee Hyo-won
      Staff reporters

      Kim Dae-woo, who made his directorial debut with the period sex comedy ",...
    • 2010 Korean Cinema Lineup
      2009/12/27, Source,
      By Lee Hyo-won
      Staff Reporter

      The past year represented hope and revitalization for Korean cinema. While problems such as piracy linger on, the forecast for 2010 cinema appears promising with diverse projects in the making.

      Cineastes are finding inspiration from the past and are bringing rem,...
    • Movies to Watch in 2010
      2009/12/07, Source,
      The film industry is already preparing for next year. Many renowned filmmakers have returned to Korea to produce movies about war and sequels to hit movies.

      Director Im Kwon-taek will produce his 101st movie,...
    • Manilla's Korean Film Festival Kicks Off
      2009/10/01, Source,
      Manilla's 2009 Korean Film Festival opened Sept 23, offering free screenings to the public during its one week run. Sponsored by the Korean Embassy and held at Shangri-La Plaza, the fest showcases seven Korean features and celebrates the "Philippines-Republic of Korea Friendship Year".

      The prog,...
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    CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
     Ha Myeong-mi (하명미)
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     Jo Geun-hyeon (조근현)
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    139 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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    US$ 6.3m
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    Release date in South Korea : 2006/02/23
    South Korean Box Office
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    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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