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King and the Clown
     

The King and the Clown

Director: Lee Joon-ik, Gam Woo-seong, Jung Jin-young, Kang Sung Yoon

Cast: Lee Joon-ik, Gam Woo-seong, Jung Jin-young, Kang Sung Yoon

 
South Korean director Lee Joon-ik's feature The King and the Clown has the double distinction of being the highest-grossing film in Korean history at the time of its release and one of the first Korean commercial films to deal openly and unabashedly with gay themes; it is regarded in many quarters as "the Korean

Overview

South Korean director Lee Joon-ik's feature The King and the Clown has the double distinction of being the highest-grossing film in Korean history at the time of its release and one of the first Korean commercial films to deal openly and unabashedly with gay themes; it is regarded in many quarters as "the Korean Brokeback Mountain." Adapted from Kim Tae-Woong's play Yi, this period drama concerns two 16th century, Chosun Era clowns: the supremely self-assured Jang-seng (Kam Woo-seong) and transsexual Gong-gil (Lee Jun-gi), who earn a meager living as street performers in Hanyang. Miraculously, their excruciating poverty comes to an end when the tyrannical King Yon-san (Jeong Jin-yeong) catches their act and, delighted, invites them to serve as resident court jesters at his palace. But matters grow increasingly complex and tricky when Yon-san feels a torrent of lust for Gong-gil and attempts to possess the androgynous performer. This elicits unbridled jealousy from Jang-seng and not only sets him on a head-to-head collision course with the king, but threatens to propel Yon-san into full insanity.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2011
UPC:
0825307926798
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pathfinder Home Ent.
Time:
1:59:00
Sales rank:
40,503

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Making of; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- King and the Clown
1. Chapter 1 [9:51]
2. Chapter 2 [12:32]
3. Chapter 3 [8:46]
4. Chapter 4 [8:25]
5. Chapter 5 [16:17]
6. Chapter 6 [8:54]
7. Chapter 7 [10:51]
8. Chapter 8 [4:43]
9. Chapter 9 [9:37]
10. Chapter 10 [11:36]
11. Chapter 11 [8:15]
12. Chapter 12 [7:28]

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