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Masquerade (광해, 왕이 된 남자)

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

Directed by Choo Chang-min (추창민)

Screenplay by

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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".

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  • Lee Byung-hun, the Best Actor for "Masquerade"

    2013/12/12, Source,
    Lee Byung-hun held the trophy for the Best Actor in the movie "Masquerade" at the 7th Asia Pacific Screen Awards on the 12th held in Brisbane, Australia. Representative Won Dong-yeon from Realize Pictures received the award on Lee Byung-hun's behalf,...More
  • The keyword for 2014 is 'historical movies'

    2013/12/11, Source,
    The first keyword is 'historical movies' and the second is the change which actors are going through. "Memories of the Sword" , "Battle Of Myeongryang", "Pirates" and "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant" are some of the historical movies that are expected to be released next year. They are all 10 billion dollar blockbusters. They are also movies the Big 3 distributors CJ Entertainment, Lotte Entertainment and Showbox Media Plex have on the line,...More
  • [HanCinema's Hall Of Fame Review] "Masquerade"

    2013/10/12,
    In the Spotlight this Week: "Masquerade" (2012) by Choo Chang-min Trips to Korea's Hermit Kingdom have proven particularly lucrative these past few years, none more so that Choo Chang-min's fourth feature "Masquerade" (2012). Set during Korea's exclusive Joseon Dynasty (1392 ~ 1910), "Masquerade" is a cinematic imagining of the fifteen missing days from King Gwanghae royal journals. Choo's film spent an impressive fourteen weeks in Korea's top ten and attracted 12.3 million viewers during the last quarter of 2012, making it the highest grossing Korean historical drama of all time. "Masquerade" was also honoured at Korea's 2012 Grand Bell Awards (its most prestigious award ceremony), claiming fifteen awards including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and the Popularity Award. The film almost walked away as the highest grossing film released that year, but was narrowly outdone by Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves" (12.9M), a modern heist flick that dominated proceedings over Korea's sticky summer,...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.09.13 - 2013.09.15

    2013/09/16,
    Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" dominated Korean cinemas this past weekend, walking away with one of the highest opening weekend hauls of the year. Han's historical drama stole 1.8M admissions (63%) from over 1,190 screens, and has now claimed nearly 2.6 million admissions ($17.1M) in just under a week. Last week's number one, Lee Seung-joon-I's action comedy "The Spy", floundered in second with just 377,861 (12.5%), less than half of what it received the week before. It wasn't just Lee's film that suffered though, a number of foreign entries also found it hard going with even popular animations such as "Monsters University" (5.3%) and "Despicable Me 2" (4.6%) caught blushing in the face of another local showstopper,...More
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Production
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Choo Chang-min (추창민)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Jang Jae-hyeon (장재현)
 Directing department
 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)

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