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Untold Scandal (스캔들 - 조선남녀상열지사)

스캔들 - 조선남녀상열지사 (Seu-kaen-deul - Jo-seon-nam-nyeo-sang-yeol-ji-sa)

Directed by Lee Jae-yong (이재용)

Screenplay by , ,

Drama Historical

120min | Release date in South Korea :

Chosun's most infamous Casanova, irresistible temptress and virtuous widow entangled in provocative and dangerous liaisons

The end of the Chosun dynasty-a period when rigid Confucianism clashed with encroaching new beliefs.

Lady Cho is a brilliant woman who mastered the classics on her own, and she resents the limited life she must lead as a woman. A devoted wife on the surface, she secretly entertains herself with sexual conquests.

On the other hand, her younger cousin Jo-won is accomplished both as a scholar and in martial arts, but rejects a high government post as if he disdains the hierarchical and patriarchal conventions of the time. He indulges in the pleasures of the flesh with as many women as he can seduce. Lady Cho was his first love, and they become co-conspirators in a high-stakes game of love and intrigue while hiding their true feelings for each other.

One day, Lady Cho asks Jo-won to deflower the innocent young Soh-ok, who is to become her husband's concubine, but his attentions are elsewhere: Lady Sook. Graceful and aloof, Lady Sook lives according to her convictions as a Catholic. Jo-won becomes obsessed with seducing her, a woman who has remained chaste for nine years since her husband's death. However, it proves to be more difficult than he expected when Chosun's greatest playboy sets out to conquer the most virtuous woman in the land...

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    Director Lee Jae-yong's film "Behind the Camera" has been invited to this year's Berlin International Film Festival, where it will kick off the panorama section on Feb. 7. Lee's work is the third Korean film to be selected for the festival; directors Hong Sang-soo and Lee Dong-gu also made the cut. This is also Lee's fourth time at the European movie event. His previous works "Untold Scandal" (2004), "Dasepo Girl" (2006) and "Actresses" (2010) were all included in the panorama section,...More
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 Produced by
 Oh Jeong-wan (오정완)
Production
bom film productions (영화사 봄)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
 Musician
 Han Seung-ryong (한승룡)
 Editor
 Boo Ji-young (부지영)
 Script
 Kim Kwang-tae (김광태)
 Directing department
Technics
120 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
Web site
www.thescandal.co.kr...
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Release date in South Korea : 2003/10/02
 Korea, South - 2003/10/2

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i loved the 80s frears version, but lee misook really outdid glenn close in complexity of the role.
2009-01-25 15:38:28
2007-12-25 22:09:17
it's amazing how bae yong-jun can play such a provocative role. Most people usually perceive him as the 'tender and gentle' type-- his role in this drama just proves that he really is a versatile actor.
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