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Behead the King (왕을 참하라)

왕을 참하라 (wang-eul cham-ha-la)

Directed by Kim Jae-soo (김재수)


116min | Release date in South Korea :

"Seongjong's 10 years, wise during the day and tyrant at night"

Seongjong who history remembers, earns a reputation for appreciating the motto 'making the people feel comfortable and putting political affairs right'. He is known as the king who led his country in the most peaceful and steady way during the Joseon times.

However, was Seongjong really a wise king?

Seongjong was enthroned by Queen Jeong-hee, Queen In-soo, Han Myeong-hoi and his supporters. The 13-year-old king made 73 of his supporters his retainers! Numerous noblemen were happy that he became king. However, some of his people had to cry blood because he became the king.

"Is this country run by phantoms like you My Lord?"

Seongjong, the puppet who dreamt of a reign of peace, wishes to behead the king who dominates the people!


Behead the King | Cast

  • Kang Yoon (강윤)
    Kang Yoon (강윤)
    Yi Hyeol (이혈)
  • Kang Yeon-jeong (강연정)
    Kang Yeon-jeong (강연정)
    Bi-seol (비설)
  • Choo Seok-yeong (추석영)
    Choo Seok-yeong (추석영)
    Grand Prince Wolsan (월산대군)
  • Anita (아니타)
    Anita (아니타)
    Queen Insoo (인수대비)
  • Park Choong-sun (박충선)
    Park Choong-sun (박충선)
    San-seong (산성)
  • Park Hee-jin (박희진)
    Park Hee-jin (박희진)
    Cha-hyang (차향)
    Kim Hong-pyo (김홍표)
    Jal-park-i (잘박이)
  • Seo Dong-gab (서동갑)
    Seo Dong-gab (서동갑)
    No-jook-i (노죽이)
  • Tak Teu-in (탁트인)
    Tak Teu-in (탁트인)
    Seok-sam-i (석삼이)
    Min Ji-hee (민지희)
    Bi-dam (비담)
  • Lee Won-bal (이원발)
    Lee Won-bal (이원발)
    Jeong Chang-son (정창손)
    Park Yoo-seung (박유승)
    Seong Nan-do (성난도)
    Sin Jae-hoon (신재훈)
    Paeng-i (팽이)
    Seong No-jin (성노진)
    Do An-geun (도안근)
    Kim Ro-sa (김로사)
    Poppy (양귀비)
    Park Hyeon-jin (박현진)
    Gisaeng 1 (기생 1)
    Choi Ji-yoo (최지유)
    Gisaeng 2 (기생 2)
    Im Eun-ji (임은지)
    Gisaeng 3 (기생 3)
    Yoo Eun-hong (유은홍)
    Mother (주모)
    Park Jeong-min (박정민)
    Representative (대의원)
    Park Min-gyoo (박민규)
    Confucian scholar 1 (사림 1)
    Hwang Dong-hee (황동희)
    Yi Jeong's escort warrior (이정 호위무사)
    Jin Hyeon-tae (진현태)
    Yi Hyeol's escort warrior 1 (이혈 호위무사 1)
    Kim Jin-hwan (김진환)
    Yi Hyeol's escort warrior 2 (이혈 호위무사 2)
    Kim Hyeon-woo (김현우)
    Seong Nan-do's escort warrio (성난도 호위무사)
  • Lee Do-guk (이도국)
    Lee Do-guk (이도국)
    Park Kang-chang (박강창)
    Kim Joo-hwang (김주황)
    Gam Eui-hyang (감의향)
    Kim Jeong-min (김정민)
    Officer Jong (종사관)
    Lee Jong-gil (이종길)
    Prisoner 1 (죄수 1)
    Kim Hyo-sin (김효신)
    Prisoner 2 (죄수 2)
    Lee Jeong-haeng (이정행)
    Eunuch 1 (내시 1)
  • Oh Ah-rin (오아린)
    Oh Ah-rin (오아린)
    Beon-jwa (번좌)
    Im Ye-sol (임예솔)
    Young Seon-jeong (어린 선정)
    Ahn Won-jin (안원진)
    Young Yi Hyeol (어린 이혈)
    Lee Jon-seung (이존승)
    Boy Yi Hyeol (소년 이혈)
    Na Yeong-woo (나영우)
    Young Yi jeong (어린 이정)
    Na Yeong-woo (나영우)
    Young Yi Jeong (어린 이정)
    Choi Mi-gyo (최미교)
    Wash place woman 1 (빨래터 아낙네 1)
    On Sa-rang (온사랑)
    Wash place woman 2 (빨래터 아낙네 2)
    Lee Hye-ryeong (이혜령)
    Wash place woman 3 (빨래터 아낙네 3)
    Kim Nam-jin (김남진)
    Wash place woman 4 (빨래터 아낙네 4)
    Joo Jeong-ha (주정하)
    Hanja [Chinese character] stand-in, man (한자대역, 남)
    Park Ji-yeong (박지영)
    Hanja [Chinese character] stand-in, woman (한자대역, 여)
  • Park Yong-soo (박용수)
    Park Yong-soo (박용수)
    Park Yoo-chang - Cameo (박유창 - 우정출연)
  • Kim Hak-chul (김학철)
    Kim Hak-chul (김학철)
    Han Myeong-hoe - Special appearance (한명회 - 특별출연)
  • Lee Young-bum (이영범)
    Lee Young-bum (이영범)
    Kim Gyeok - Special appearance (김격 - 특별출연)

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    Normally when I write that a movie or drama makes a mockery of history I mean that it does so by portraying events in an exceptionally stupid and implausible way. "Behead the King" mocks history rather differently- most of the story is quite plausible, it's just shockingly crude. Say, a teenage king laughing at farts. Or common people engaging in a professional wrestling style farce. Or nobles passing morality laws while they themselves engage in lewd and indecent sexual acts,...More

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116 min 
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Airing dates : 2017/03/16
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As of 2017.04.02 : 4 188  admissions (total)
As of 2017.03.19 : 2 777 admissions (total)

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