MASQUERADE

By Chang-Min CHOO

CJ ENTERTAINMENT / CJ E&M CORPORATION - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012

Ha-sun, a layman who exactly looks like the King Gwang-hae, now has to fill the role of king when the King is poisoned.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 131 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chang-Min CHOO
    • Writer(s)
    • Jo-Yoon HWANG
    • Synopsis
    • During the confusing and conspiratorial Joseon Dynasty King Gwang-hae orders his councilor, HEO Kyun, to find him a double in order to avoid the constant threat of assassination. HEO Kyun finds Ha-sun, a jester who looks remarkably like the king, and just as feared, Gwang-hae is poisoned. HEO Kyun proposes Ha-sun fill the role as the
      king until Gwang-hae recovers fully and grooms Ha-sun to look and act every bit the king. While assuming the role of the king at his first official appearance, Ha-sun begins to ponder the intricacies of the problems debated in his court.
      Being fundamentally more humanitarian than Gwang-hae, Ha-sun’s affection and appreciation of even the most minor servants slowly changes morale in the castle for the better. Over time he finds his voice and takes control of governing the country with real insight and fair judgments. Even HEO Kyun is moved by Ha-sun’s genuine concern
      for the people, and realizes he is an infinitely better ruler than Gwang-hae. However, his chief opposition, PARK, notices the sudden shift in the king’s behavior and starts to ask questions.
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