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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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    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
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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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