Director: Choo Chang-min Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Han Hyo-Joo, Kim In-kwon

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A royal body double risks everything to save his beloved country from collapse in this historical {drama set during Korea's Joseon Dynasty, and inspired by a mysterious 15-day gap in the country's history during one of its most turbulent eras. Korea is in chaos, and totalitarian King Gwanghae (Byung-hun Lee) fears that his life may be in danger. Determined to survive, he commands his counselor to recruit a stand-in to take his place in a worst-case scenario. The counselor soon returns with Ha-seon (again, Lee), a village performer and peasant who's a dead ringer for the tyrannical ruler. Later, when the king is poisoned and lapses into a coma, Ha-seon takes his place. Under orders from the king's chief advisor and chief eunuch, Ha-seon maintains the illusion despite constant threats of exposure and death. When the royal stand-in realizes that his country's future rests in his hands alone, however, the time comes to take drastic action no matter what the consequences.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2013
UPC: 0851339004128
Original Release: 2012
Source: Cj Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:11:00
Sales rank: 63,332

Special Features

Lighting and Cinematography; Production Design; Deleted Scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lee Byung-hun Ha-Seon,King Gwanghae
Han Hyo-Joo Queen Joong Jun
Kim In-kwon Captain Do
Ryoo Seung-ryong Heo Gyun
Jang Gwang Actor
Shim Eun-Kyung Actor
Kim Myeong-Gon Actor

Technical Credits
Choo Chang-min Director,Producer
Kim Bo-yeon Co-producer
Won Dong-yeon Producer
Oh Heung-Seok Production Designer
Kim Ho-Seong Producer
Jung Ji-Hoon Producer
Hwang Jo-yun Screenwriter
Mowg Kim Jun-Sung Score Composer
Miky Lee Executive Producer
Cheol Lee Sound/Sound Designer
Nam Na-young Editor
Yim Sang-Jin Producer
Seong-Jin Sound/Sound Designer
Lee Seung Sound/Sound Designer
Jo Tae-Hee Makeup
Lee Tae-Yoon Cinematographer
Kwon Yoo-Jin Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Masquerade
1. Opening [2:57]
2. Poison [8:46]
3. Masquerade [9:31]
4. Proposition [7:28]
5. New Home [7:51]
6. Preparations [8:43]
7. The Evidence [9:26]
8. Friendships [5:40]
9. The Trial [6:26]
10. Smile For Me [9:06]
11. Moonlight [7:50]
12. Queen & I [1:44]
13. The Royal Chambers [4:00]
14. Last Conference [2:43]
15. Sacrifice [3:55]
16. The Scar [2:59]
17. Runaway King [4:59]
18. End Credits [6:11]

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Masquerade 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RobbieBobby44 More than 1 year ago
Caught this at the Dallas Asian Film Festival and was very glad I did. A rich, engrossing historical drama, every bit as gorgeous as the type of stuff Zhang Yimou puts out. If you want a summary, look above - I won't bother to provide another one. Lee Byung-hun really shows off his range in this film; previously I had only seen him in The Good the Bad the Weird and I Saw the Devil. The special features go into detail about the technical reasons for the different cameras they used and how to achieve various lighting effects - just more proof that South Korea is strengthening its position as THE Hollywood of Asian cinema.