Trailer For 'Masquerade'
The trailer has been released for 'Masquerade' (AKA 'The King Of Joseon'), an upcoming South Korean historical drama directed by Choo Chang-Min. The film is a 'Prince and the Pauper' type story that sees Lee Byung-Hun playing two roles - a monarch and the commoner who takes his place.
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-sunâ€™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-sunâ€™s genuine concern for the people, and realises he is an infinitely better ruler than Gwang-hae. However, his chief opposition, Park, notices the sudden shift in the kingâ€™s behavior and starts to ask questions.
'Masquerade' co-stars Ryoo Seung-Yong, Han Hyo-Joo, Jang Gwang, Kim In-Kwon, and Sim Eun-Kyeong. The film opens across South Korea on the 19th September, 2012.
Posted September 01, 2012