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  • Director Lee Joon-ik
  • Runtime 2 hours
  • Genres Drama, History, Thriller
  • Language Korean

왕의 남자

King and the Clown
2 members

Set in the late 15th century during the reign of King Yeonsan, two male street clowns and tightrope walkers, Jangsaeng (Gam Wu-seong) and Gong-gil (Lee Joon-gi), are part of an entertainer troupe. Their manager prostitutes the beautiful Gong-gil to rich customers, and Jangsaeng is sickened by this practice. After Gong-gil kills the manager in defense of Jangsaeng, the pair flee to Seoul, where they form a new group with three other street performers...

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LE film qui a révélé Lee Joon Gi et confirmé Kam Woo Seong. D'une grande vérité historique (le roi Yeonsangun était bien complètement dingue), d'une poésie délicate, le film se permet en plus de nous apporter une réflexion fine sur les liens entre critique et pouvoir. Du beau cinéma.


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