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
Masquerade (광해, 왕이 된 남자)

광해, 왕이 된 남자 (Gwang-hae, Wang-i Doin Nam-ja)

Directed by Choo Chang-min (추창민)

Screenplay by

Historical

131min | Release date in South Korea :

Previously known as "The King of Joseon" (조선의 왕, Jo-seon-eui Wang).
Synopsis
A commoner becoming the king is a theme that's all too familiar to us. The story was told in the well-known fable ‘The Prince and The Pauperʼ and this film takes the idea from that and takes it to the 16th- century Joseon Dynasty. The king is the tragic historic figure of Kwanghae. The commoner who becomes the King realizes just what it takes to be a good king. Although the premise may feel like it’s based on real events in history, but the film is a work of fiction. Lee Byeong-heon plays both the king and the commoner and it's his first role in a historical drama since his debut. His queen, who loves her king despite realizing that he's a fake, is played by Han Hyo-joo who showed great potential in "Always". The movie is directed by Choo Chang-min whose other works include "Mapado" and "Lost in Love" and the writer Hwang Jo-yoon co-wrote "Old Boy".

Source



Masquerade | Cast

Masquerade | HanCinema Reviews

Masquerade | News

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

  • 'Apostle' tackles Christianity in North Korea

    2014/02/06, Source,
    Kim In-kwon, better known as a comic actor, shakes things up with a serious role in "Apostle". South Korean cinema has long been fascinated with life above the 38th parallel. Last year was no exception, as countless North Korean spy tales saturated the box office. Religion, on the other hand, is a less popular topic with producers. In a risky move for a young filmmaker, Kim Jin-moo tackles both of these issues at once in "Apostle",...More
  • Unique historical drama tries putting history first

    2014/02/03, Source,
    Jeong Do-jeon, left, the 14th-century politician and scholar, is in the spotlight these days because of a new KBS drama that stars Jo Jae-hyeon, right. Critics say people's thirst for ideal leadership is playing a central role in the popularity of the drama.[JoongAng Ilbo] Korea's historical dramas these days offer a lot to enjoy - they add fanciful re-creations, sumptuous costumes, dynamic action, sexy female characters and, of course, romance,...More
  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "The Face Reader": A Polished Period Piece with Nothing to Hide

    2014/02/01,
    In the Spotlight this Week: Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" Dreamy quest through Joseon's dynastic dreamscapes have provided modern Korean cinema with some of the most lavishly successful hits in recent years. Period features such as "The Thieves" (2012), "Masquerade" (2012), and "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" (2011) have stormed local theatres and attracted tens of millions of filmgoers to their vibrant and scintillating re-imaginings of Korea's Hermit Kingdom. These romanticised tellings have probed and pondered various political dramas through a curious, but altogether captivating, contemporary lens. There has already been a tremendous about of buzz regarding the string of yarns set for release this year, but that feverish frenzy was somewhat sparked by 2013's only, and hugely successful, period film: "The Face Reader",...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.01.24 ~ 2014.01.26

    2014/01/27,
    "Frozen" remains solid at the top but local flicks still dominated... The Oscar-nominated animation "Frozen" held its form at the top of the pile to secure its second weekend as number one. Despite the string of popular local features Walt Disney's winter wonderland was able to pack on another 1.2 million admissions (36.2%) to advance its total tally now to 3.1 million ($22.2M). However "Miss Granny", "Hot Young Bloods", "When A Man Loves A Woman" (aka "Man In Love"), and Yang Woo-seok's popular drama "The Attorney" all followed in close formation with respectable figures to collectively capture 59.3% of the ticket sales,...More
12345678910>> <68>

Masquerade | Shopping

Masquerade | Pictures

SmallestSmallMedium Slideshow, Slider

View all 84 pictures for "Masquerade"

Masquerade | Reviews

Masquerade | Facts

Production
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Choo Chang-min (추창민)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Kim Jun-seong (김준성)
 Musician
 Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
 Editor
 Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
 Editor
Technics
131 min 
Web site
newking2012.interest...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2012/09/13
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2013.04.21 : 12 321 459  admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.30 : 12 318 850 admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.23 : 12 297 002 admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.16 : 12 274 187  admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.09 : 12 227 298 admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.02 : 12 167 321  admissions (total)
As of 2012.11.25 : 12 064 504 admissions (total)
As of 2012.11.18 : 11 933 676 admissions (total)
As of 2012.11.11 : 11 734 869 admissions (total)
As of 2012.11.04 : 11 418 849  admissions (total)
As of 2012.10.28 : 10 944 763  admissions (total)
As of 2012.10.21 :  10 256 491 admissions (total)
As of 2012.10.14 : 9 345 175 admissions (total)
As of 2012.10.07 : 8 221 003 admissions (total)
As of 2012.09.30 : 5 234 402  admissions (total)
As of 2012.09.23 : 3 227 912 admissions (total)
As of 2012.09.17 : 1 281 300  admissions (total)
As of 2012.09.09 : 6 783  admissions (total)

Masquerade | 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

Masquerade (광해, 왕이 된 남자)

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.

Settings

Remove ads

Sign up

Sharing

Activate

Spoilers

Visible, hide

Movie of the week

Cineasie - Where West Meets East