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Portrait of a Beauty (2008)

18 11/13/2008 (KR) Drama 1h 48m


Born to a family of established court painters, seven-year-old Yoon-jeong is a young girl gifted at painting. However, the pressure is on her brother to carry on the proud family tradition, as women aren’t allowed to become professional painters. While her brother trains to take his place in the court, Yoon-jeong helps him out by secretly painting for him. The little girl’s life is turned upside down when her brother kills himself. In order to preserve the family honor, she is forced to take her brother’s name and lives as a man. Yun-bok’s genius and talent captures the heart of another great master of the time, Kim Hong-do. But her daring depictions of women are condemned by the royal institute as obscene. Yun-bok meets Kang-mu and falls deeply in love. For the first time, she feels the strong desire to abandon everything she has built and simply be a woman in front of the man she loves. Kang-moo sacrifices all for his love as well.

  1. Jeon Yun-su

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Suryeon Han


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kim Gyu-ri

    Kim Gyu-ri

    Shin Yun-bok

  2. Kim Young-ho

    Kim Young-ho

    Kim Hong-do

  3. Kim Nam-gil

    Kim Nam-gil


  4. Choo Ja-hyun

    Choo Ja-hyun


  5. Bo Ri

    Bo Ri

    Obscene entertainer 2

  6. Lee Eun-mi

    Lee Eun-mi

    Dano [5th lunar day] gisaeng 4

  7. Shin Yu-ju

    Shin Yu-ju

    Entertainer 3

Full Cast & Crew

Portrait of a Beauty
Portrait of a Beauty

Original Title 미인도

Status Released

Original Language Korean

Budget -

Revenue -


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