Masquerade (2012) – South Korea

Title English: Masquerade
Title English Literal: Ghwanghae, Man Became A King
Title Korean RR: Gwanghae, Wangyidoen Namja
Genre: Adaptation, Award Winning, Historical, Period-17th Century, Drama, Best Film-Movie of the Year
Director: Choo Chang-min
Producers: Im Sang-jin, Won Dong-yeon, Kim Ho-seong, Mikey Lee
Writer: Hwang Jo-yoon
Music: Mowg, Kim Jun-seong
Cinematographer: Lee Tae-yoon
Editing: Nam Na-yeong
Release Date: September 13, 2012
Running Time: 131 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean

Lee Byung-hun … King Gwanghae/Ha-sun
Ryoo Seung-ryong … Chief Secretary Heo Gyun
Han Hyo-joo … Queen Consort Joong Jun
Jang Kwang … Chief Eunuch
Kim In-kwon … Captain Do, king’s personal bodyguard
Shim Eun-kyung … Sa-wol, food taster
Kim Myung-gon … Interior Minister Park Chung-seo
Park Ji-ah … Lady Han, chief court lady
Shin Jeong-geun … Lee Jeong-rang
Jeon Guk-hyang … Lady Jeong

King Gwanghae (Lee Byung-Hun) has been the King for the past 8 years. He now suspects that someone within the royal court is attempting to poison him. In response, King Gwanghae orders his councilor Heo Gyun (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) to find someone that looks like him to sit in his throne.


  1. Very enjoyable movie,not as good as the classic Kurosawa movie that it borrows slightly the same main storyline from but a good movie in its on right —many thanxs to uploader

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