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The Concubine (후궁 : 제왕의 첩)

후궁 : 제왕의 첩 (Hoo-goong: Je-wang-eui Cheob)

Directed by Kim Dae-seung (김대승)

Screenplay by , ,

Drama Historical

122min | Release date in South Korea :

Previously known as "The Emperor's Concubine" on HanCinema
Living a torturous life of povery and barely able to survive, Hwa-yeon (Jo Yeo-jeong) decides to offer herself as one of the king’s concubines. Once inside the royal palace, two men are immediately seized by the woman -- the Grand Prince Seong-won (Kim Dong-wuk), a megalomaniacal ruler drunk with power and lust, and Kwon-yoo (Kim Min-joon), who has everything to lose if his desire for Hwa-yeon is exposed. As political intrigue begins to infiltrate this love triangle, the palace is revealed as hell-like space of passion and obsession from which any of these characters will be lucky to emerge from still alive.


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 Produced by
 Hwang Yoon-jeong (황윤정)
 Hwang Yoon-jeong (황윤정)
 Production department
 Hwang Ki-seok (황기석)
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Jo Geun-hyeon (조근현)
 Art director
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
122 min 
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Airing dates : 2012/06/06
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2012.08.05 : 2 630 107  admissions (total)
As of 2012.07.22 : 2 629 206 admissions (total)
As of 2012.07.15 : 2 616 304 admissions (total)
As of 2012.07.08 : 2 569 389 admissions (total)
As of 2012.07.01 : 2 452 996 admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.24 : 2 187 960 admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.17 : 1 720 817 admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.10 : 987 615 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.27 : 7 104 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.20 : 355 admissions (total)

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