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Portrait of a Beauty (미인도)

미인도 (Mi-in-do)

Directed by Jeon Yoon-soo (전윤수)

Screenplay by

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108min | Release date in South Korea :

Alternative title : "Beauty Island"

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Born to a family of established court painters, seven-year-old Yun-jeong is a young girl gifted at painting. However, the pressure is on her brother to carry on the proud family tradition, as women arenít allowed to become professional painters. While her brother trains to take his place in the court, Yun-jeong helps him out by secretly painting for him. The little girlís life is turned upside down when her brother kills himself. In order to preserve the family honor, she is forced to take her brotherís name and lives as a man. Yun-bokís genius and talent captures the heart of another great master of the time, Kim Hong-do. But her daring depictions of women are condemned by the royal institute as obscene. Yun-bok meets Kang-mu and falls deeply in love. For the first time, she feels the strong desire to abandon everything she has built and simply be a woman in front of the man she loves. Kang-mu sacrifices all for his love as well. Kim Hong-do, who loved the genius of his best student, ends up loving everything about her, and Seol-hwa, a Gisaeng at the courtesan house, possesses a love for Hong-do that turns into fatal jealousy. The secret behind Shin Yun-bokís masterpiece, Portrait of a Beauty, is finally revealed after 250 years of silence.

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Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Jeon Yoon-soo (전윤수)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Hong Seong-beom (홍성범)
 Production department
 Han Kook-jin (한국진)
 Production department
 David Cho (조성규)
 Production department
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Editor
 Kim Su-jin-I (김수진)
 Food director
 Lee Jin-hee-II (이진희)
 Martial arts team
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
Technics
108 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
Web site
www.miindo08.co.kr...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2008/11/13
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2009.02.15 : 2,362,257 admissions (total)
As of 2009.01.18 : 2,361,880 admissions (total)
As of 2009.01.04 : 2,360,543 admissions (total)
As of 2008.12.28 : 2,359,696 admissions (total)
As of 2008.12.21 : 2,356,930 admissions (total)
As of 2008.12.14 : 2,301,409 admissions (total)
As of 2008.12.07 : 2,136,289 admissions (total)
As of 2008.11.30 : 1,822,042 admissions (total)
As of 2008.11.23 : 1,286,048 admissions (total)
As of 2008.11.16 : 597,393 admissions (total)
As of 2008.11.09 : 3,688 admissions (total)

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