Friday, January 29, 2010

The King and the Clown (2005)























Release Date: December 29, 2005

Language: Korean

Director: Lee Joon Ik

Main Cast: Gam Woo Sung, Jung Jin Young, Lee Jun Ki

Summary: Two performing clowns produce a satirical play, which criticizes the country's ruler. While this makes them highly popular amongst the common people, it gets them into a world of trouble with the authorities. The two performers are arrested and accused of treason, a crime that carries the death penalty. The clowns then make a deal with the King if they can make him laugh with their play-acting, he will spare them. They are successful, and become the official entertainers of the royal court. Things become more complicated, however, as the king shows increasing affection towards one of the clowns and they realize that their lives may have begun down an irreversible path. A thrilling drama exploring secret desire in the top echelons of power, King And The Clown is a taboo-breaking cinematic treat that tackles subject matter rarely seen in Korean Cinema.

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4 comments:

  1. Hey, I just noticed that instead of a summary of "Antique Bakery", you've posted a "King and the Clown" summary.
    Here's the plot summary from (http://asianwiki.com/Antique_Bakery):
    As an heir to the family fortune, Jin-Hyuk (Joo Ji-Hoon) has money, the looks, the charm, everything except finding the love of his life. So he sets up a cake shop where women are sure to come. He hires Sun-Woo (Kim Jae-Wook), a talented patissier who had a crush on Jin-Hyuk back in high school. Along with an ex-boxing champion Ki-Bum (Yoo Ah-In) and a clueless bodyguard Soo-Young (Choi Ji-Ho), the four unique and handsome young men stir up the quiet neighborhood at their cake shop, Antique. Although seemingly careless and happy, each of the four men have unforgettable past that they are afraid to face, but their secrets slowly begin to unravel.
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