CJ Entertainment | Release Date: September 28, 2012
Summary: 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. Over time he finds his voice and takes control of governing the country with real insight and fair judgments. Even HEO Kyun is moved by Ha-sun’s genuine concern for the people, and realizes he is an infinitely better ruler than Gwang-hae. However, his chief opposition, PARK, notices the sudden shift in the king’s behavior and starts to ask questions. (CJ Entertainment)
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Runtime: 131 min
Rating: Not Rated
Production: CJ Entertainment
Genres: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Director Credit
Chang-min Choo Director
Writer Credit
Chang-min Choo Screenplay Adaptation
Jo-yun Hwang Screenplay
Cast Credit
Byung-hun Lee Ha-Seon/King Gwang-Hae
Eun-kyung Shim Sa-Wol
Gwang Jang Eunuch
Han Hyo-joo Queen
Hyo-ju Han Queen
In-kwon Kim Do
Myung-gon Kim Park Choong-Seo
Seung-Ryong Ryu HUH Kyoon
Producer Credit
Bo-yeon Kim Co-Producer
Dong-yeong Won Producer
Ho-seong Kim Producer
Ji-hoon Jung Producer
Miky Lee Executive Producer
Sang Yim Producer
Tae-sung Jeong Co-Executive Producer