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Set in 18th century Korea, long-ruling King Yeongjo's struggle with his son, Sado, sees the king take extreme measures in order to deal with his heir.

Director:

Joon-ik Lee

Writers:

Cheol-Hyeon Jo (screenplay), Song-won Lee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... King Yeongjo
Ah-In Yoo ... Crown Prince Sado
Geun-young Moon ... Lady Hyegyeong
Hae-sook Kim ... Queen Inwon (as Hae-suk Kim)
Won-sang Park Won-sang Park ... Hong Bong-han
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ji-seong Eom Ji-seong Eom ... Crown Prince Sado (young) (as Ji Sung Uhm)
Hye-jin Jeon ... Yeong-bin, Lady Yi
Ji-hee Jin ... Princess Hwawan
So-dam Park ... Lady Moon
Ye-ji Seo Ye-ji Seo ... Queen Jeongsun
Ji-seob So ... King Jeongjo
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Storyline

Over a period of eight days, an 18th. century Korean king punishes his only son for attempted regicide. Flashbacks reveal the chain of events that led the son to rebel against his father in this tale of the strained relationships that exist between all fathers (who want their sons to grow into fine and competent men) and their sons (who struggle to prove themselves in order to earn their fathers' respect and approval). Written by FourByFour

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

16 September 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A trón See more »

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Production Co:

Tiger Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Based on true historic event called 'Im-o-hwa-byeon' in 1762, which King Yeongjo decreeing Crown prince to climb into and be sealed within a large wooden rice chest. Crown prince died eight days later. See more »

Quotes

King Yeongjo: [leaning against the rice chest his dead son is locked in, weeping] You... my silly boy... Why did you have to... commit this atrocity?
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Poor Film
23 August 2018 | by imtiyazmasudbdSee all my reviews

1. Very poorly executed film.

2. Song is the Best actor in the world at the moment! But he was completely wasted!

3. Yoo performed really well. But script was too feeble to hold it up!

Frustrating movie! Too much talking!! Too less entertaining!!


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