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Friday, 19 October 2007

KING AND THE CLOWN / 왕의 남자



2005, 119 minutes Director: Lee Jun-ik
Cast: Kam Woo-sung, Jun Jin-young and Lee Joon-gi

A taboo-shattering film that’s been called Korea’s Brokeback Mountain, King and the Clown is a tale of two itinerant clowns. Under a death sentence for treason, the clowns' ability to make the King laugh is their last hope for a pardon. The pressure brings the two entertainers closer to expressing the film’s homosexual subtext than Korean audiences are used to seeing depicted on the big screen. When the King takes to one of the clowns, desire, politics and blood begin to pull them apart.





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