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Masquerade (Korean film)

2 Ratings: 4.0
A 2012 Korean film directed by Cho Chang-Min
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review by . July 08, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
The Impostor Who Became King and the King Who Became Inspired by his Impersonator
“Masquerade” (aka. Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King) is a film based on a real king during the Joseon era. The film is currently the 4th highest grossing Korean film of all time and has earned numerous awards in Asia. It is a fictionalized account of the missing 15 days in the annals of Joseon Dynasty during his reign; designated by his 1616 entry in his journal: “One must not record that which he wishes to hide.”      The film has some similarities to …
review by . June 12, 2013
posted in ASIANatomy
   The rags-to-royalty story has been done to death.  Still, every now and then, an aspiring actor or actress comes along with the right script and voila!  The past is made new again.  That’s the case with MASQUERADE: THE KING OF FAÇADE.  In fear of his life, a cowardly king must hide behind an imposter in order to have his life – not his kingdom – saved from his worst instincts; in the course of events, the lowly man-who-would-be-king proves …
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