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Masquerade (2012)

Gwang-hae, wang-i doin nam-ja (original title)
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A look-alike commoner is secretly hired to take the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos.

Director:

Chang-min Choo

Writers:

Jo-yun Hwang (screenplay), Chang-min Choo (screenplay adaptation)
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Credited cast:
Byung-hun Lee ... Gwang-hae / Ha-seon
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Heo Gyun
Hyo-joo Han ... The Queen
In-kwon Kim ... Captain Do
Gwang Jang ... Eunuch Jo
Eun-kyung Shim ... Sa-wol
Myung-gon Kim ... Park Choong-seo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wook Choi ... Confucian Scholar 2
Seung-wook Choo ... Confucian Scholar 1
Yong-gu Do ... Byeong-pan - Minister of National Defense
Soo-ho Ha ... Jeong-jeon General 1
Sung-yong Han Sung-yong Han ... Public Officer Who Escorts Ha-Sun
Yi-jin Han ... Ship Raiding Constable 1
Sung-tae Heo ... Korean Alphabet 1
Bae-soo Jeon ... Hyeong-pan - Minister of Justice
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Storyline

Amid national chaos and fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwanghae orders his trusted councilor Heo Kyun to find a royal body double. He hires Ha-seon, a peasant mimic who bears a perfect resemblance to the King. When King Gwanghae collapses from a mysterious poison, Ha-seon reluctantly becomes a King. He must follow his conscience to save his country from collapse, avoid assassination, and pull off the biggest masquerade in history. K Written by CJ Entertainment

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The King of Façade See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Hyo-Joo Han also made a Sageuk(Joseon Dynasty Historical Drama) in 2011, titled DONG-YI. The show is centered to life of Choi Sukbin, the Royal Consort with First Rank next to the Queen Consort, although she was next in line to be Queen, she took down the offer and live outside the palace, while in the film, she is the Queen Consort! See more »

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Remade as The Crowned Clown (2019) See more »

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Masquerade
9 August 2018 | by JurekKSee all my reviews

Great Korean movie, fantastic writing, loved the actors, and it truly was good at being emotional!


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

13 September 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Masquerade See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Gross USA:

$922,921

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,268,432
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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