The 13th New York Korean Film Festival
 
 
Monday, 16 October 2017
 
 
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Masquerade (Gwanghae, Wangi Doen Namja)

Masquerade (Gwanghae, Wangi Doen Namja) (131 min)

Directed by Choo Chang-min. With Lee Byung-hun, Ryu Seung-ryong, and Han Hyo-joo. In order to avoid assassination, King Gwang Hae orders a body double be found. By time the council finds a suitable candidate from the common folk, the King has already been poisoned and is in a coma. The commoner must now rule the kingdom. After over 20 years as an actor, Lee Byung-hun (Shadow Storm; G.I. Joe) stars in a historical drama. Adapted from The Prince and Pauper, the story takes place in 16th century Choson Korea, and Lee plays both roles of the tragic historical figure of King Kwang Hae and his body double. Masquerade topped the box-office charts in 2012. 131 min.