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The King and the Clown (왕의 남자)

왕의 남자 (Wang-eui Nam-ja)

Directed by Lee Joon-ik (이준익)

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  • Song Kang-ho joins Lee Joon-ik film

    2014/04/02, Source,
    One of Korea's top actors Song Kang-ho is teaming up with filmmaker Lee Joon-ik for the costume drama "Sado". According to industry insiders yesterday, Song will play King Yeongjo (1694-1776), the complex ruler who, while trying to reform the Korean government, ended up ordering his own son Sado to be locked in a rice chest for eight days, where he starved. Throughout the years, the story about the prince's tragic death has inspired many creators to come up with novels, dramas and films,...More
  • Lee Joon-ki returns to Joseon era in new drama

    2014/03/19, Source,
    Actor Lee Joon-ki, 33, will pay a visit to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) once again in the new KBS drama "The Joseon Shooter" (working title). Lee, who debuted in 2004, rose to prominence in director Lee Joon-ik's 2005 film "The King and the Clown", where he played a street clown in the early Joseon era. Thanks to his performance in the film, he enjoyed immense popularity in Korea the same year,...More
  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "The Face Reader": A Polished Period Piece with Nothing to Hide

    In the Spotlight this Week: Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" Dreamy quest through Joseon's dynastic dreamscapes have provided modern Korean cinema with some of the most lavishly successful hits in recent years. Period features such as "The Thieves" (2012), "Masquerade" (2012), and "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" (2011) have stormed local theatres and attracted tens of millions of filmgoers to their vibrant and scintillating re-imaginings of Korea's Hermit Kingdom. These romanticised tellings have probed and pondered various political dramas through a curious, but altogether captivating, contemporary lens. There has already been a tremendous about of buzz regarding the string of yarns set for release this year, but that feverish frenzy was somewhat sparked by 2013's only, and hugely successful, period film: "The Face Reader",...More
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    In this Episode: Pierce has a chat with film critic Jason Bechervaise about six period films coming in 2014 KOFIC recently launched "Korean Cinema Today", a bimonthly podcast that's all about the wonderful world of Korean cinema. Hosted by Pierce Conran, the show features the latest Korean cinema news, features, discussions, and interviews with special guests from the industry. In episode 5 Pierce has Korean film critic, journalist and academic Jason Bechervaise in studio to discuss the host of period films coming our way in 2014,...More
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 Produced by
 Lee Joon-ik (이준익)
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
 Ji Kil-woong (지길웅)
 Sin Jeong-soo (신정수)
 Production department
 Kim Sang-jin (김상진)
 Production department
 Kim Mi-jeong (김미정)
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
 Kim Yong-soo (김용수)
 Martial arts team
 Lim Seon-ae-I (임선애)
119 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2005/12/29
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2006.03.26 : 10,380,657 admissions (total)
As of 2006.03.19 : 10,329,670 admissions (total)
As of 2006.03.12 : 10,188,480 admissions (total)
As of 2006.03.05 : 9,949,304 admissions (total)
As of 2006.02.26 : 9,663,375 admissions (total)
As of 2006.02.19 : 9,211,869 admissions (total)
As of 2006.02.12 : 8,580,882 admissions (total)
As of 2006.02.05 : 7,923,641 admissions (total)
As of 2006.01.29 : 6,567,784 admissions (total)
As of 2006.01.22 : 5,416,024 admissions (total)
As of 2006.01.15 : 4,036,038 admissions (total)
As of 2006.01.08 : 2,482,679 admissions (total)
As of 2006.01.01 : 997,151 admissions (total)

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I just watched this movie and was very impressed! Good story and great appearance by Lee Jun Ki.
2009-05-06 12:45:00
2009-02-15 07:08:36
It is a multifaceted masterpiece which can appeal to multifarious crowds: it is a love story, a political drama, a comedy, a tragedy, a musical, a historical gallery, and maybe more.
LJK was freakingly beautiful but it's weird I like his character most in this movie....hmmm....imagine if he's a girl...people would say a beautiful 'weird' girl I suppose...but he's excellent
2008-08-12 08:34:01
2008-01-30 02:03:49
i was surprised how korean film makers are becoming more and more liberated in their movies. he(lee joon-ki) is freakishly BEAUTIFUL. i dont see him as a man in this all, while Woo-seong won me over his acting skills..very impressive.
lee jun ki is beautiful even he became a lady.
2008-01-04 04:10:00
2007-12-14 01:00:21
A tragic love story, eventhough against nature. But really touch my heart. Woo-seong, Joon-ki, both done well.
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