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The Face Reader (관상)

관상 (Gwan-sang)

Directed by Han Jae-rim (한재림)

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139min | Release date in South Korea :

Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get involved in a murder case. With his face reading skills, Nae-kyung successfully identifies the murderer and his skills are soon acknowledged by King Moonjong who orders him to identify the potential traitors who threaten his reign. However after the unexpected death of Moonjong, Nae-kyung is courted by Grand Prince Sooyang who yearns to become King himself by killing the young successor Danjong. Nae-kyung decides to keep his loyalty to the late King and help KIM Jong-seo protect the young King which forces him into the biggest power struggle in the history of the Joseon dynasty.


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    Showbox (쇼박스)
     Han Jae-rim (한재림)
     Kim Dong-hyeok (김동혁)
     Production department
     Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
     Kim Min-ho (김민호)
     Martial arts team
     Kim Gil-dong (김길동)
     Martial arts team
    139 min 
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    Airing dates : 2013/09/11
    South Korean Box Office
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    As of 2014.03.16 : 9 135 492 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.11.24 : 9 132 766 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.11.17 : 9 131 456 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.11.03 : 9 125 975 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.10.27 : 9 120 659 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.10.20 : 9 102 105 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.10.13 : 9 018 211 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.10.06 : 8 712 855 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.09.29 : 8 212 242 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.09.22 : 6 873 577 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.09.15 : 2 599 329 admissions (total)
    As of 2013.09.08 : 7 294 admissions (total)

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