Masquerade

(2012)

Overview

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. However, his chief opposition, PARK, notices the sudden shift in the king’s behavior and starts to ask questions.

  1. Choo Chang-min

    Director

  2. Hwang Jo-yun

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lee Byung-hun

    Lee Byung-hun

    King Gwanghae/Ha-sun

  2. Ryu Seung-ryong

    Ryu Seung-ryong

    Chief Secretary Heo Gyun

  3. Han Hyo-joo

    Han Hyo-joo

    Queen Consort

  4. Kim In-kwon

    Kim In-kwon

    Captain Do

  5. Jang Gwang

    Jang Gwang

    Chief Eunuch

Full Cast & Crew

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Facts

Original Title 광해, 왕이 된 남자

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 21, 2012
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Korean

Runtime 2h 11m

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