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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
Synopsis
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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  • Costume designer seeks a perfect fit

    2012/08/02, Source,
    Jo Sang-gyeong poses at a hanbok couture house in Cheongdam-dong in southern Seoul, where she works when not designing memorable costumes for movies. Jo, 39, who has worked on more than 40 local films, developed an interest in hanbok during "The Concubine". Jo says, "Hanbok requires distinct camera angles according to how they are worn". By Choi Jeong-dong There are many reasons for the success of "The Concubine", which topped 2.5 million in ticket sales in June. But particularly eye-catching for the audience are the unique and elegant classical costumes that are the work of 39-year-old designer Jo Sang-gyeong,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Helpless"

    2012/07/28,
    Film: "Helpless" Director: Byeon Yeong-joo ("Flying Boys" and "Ardor") Stars: Lee Seon-gyoon, Kim Min-hee, Jo Seong-ha, and Kim Byeol Review Score: 8.5/10 Also try: "Children...", "Dream" or "Moss" Byeon Yeong-joo's third film, "Helpless", is based off the Japanese novel "Kasha" ("All She was Worth") by Miyuki Miyabe, who's known as the 'queen of crime fiction' in Japan. Miyuki's book provided all the solid narrative elements to allow Byeon to adapted the piece into this fascinating tale that captivated Korean audiences during its run in cinemas earlier this year. The film earned 2,426,575 admissions during that time and it's currently placed 8th for the year, just behind Kim Dae-seung's sexy historical thriller "The Concubine" (2,629,208), but ahead of Moon Hyeon-seong's "As One" (1,867,955),...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.07.20 ~ 2012.07.22

    2012/07/23,
    HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review  (2012.07.20~ 2012.07.22)   The third film in Christopher Nolan's Batman series has arrived in Korea and was welcomed by a massive reception of 1,992,257 admissions! "The Dark Knight Rises" was flagged to challenge the likes of Marvel's "The Avengers" for the 2012 crown; But despite this amazing admissions count, can "The Dark Knight Rises" continue with this first weekend momentum all the way to the top? In the face of Mr. Nolan's much anticipated blockbuster, Park Jeong-woo's "Deranged" was convincingly shoved off the podium; claiming just 15.70% (494,866) of the total tickets sales at the weekend,...More
  • Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2012.07.20 ~ 2012.07.22

    2012/07/22, Source,
    The number one movie this week is "The Dark Knight Rises",...More
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 Produced by
 Hwang Yoon-jeong (황윤정)
Staff
 Hwang Yoon-jeong (황윤정)
 Production department
 Hwang Ki-seok (황기석)
 Cinematographer
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Musician
 Jo Geun-hyeon (조근현)
 Art director
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Editor
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Editor
Technics
122 min 
Web site
www.queen2012.co.kr/...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2012/06/06
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
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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