Masquerade is a South Korean historical film starring Lee Byung-hun in dual roles as the bizarre King Gwanghae and the humble acrobat Ha-sun, who stands in for the monarch when he faces the threat of being poisoned. With million tickets sold, this historical movie is currently the sixth highest-grossing movie Cast - Background - Reception - Awards and nominations. Drama · A look-alike commoner is secretly hired to take the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos. "The Masquerade King" retells Mark Twain's "The Prince & The Pauper" set in Joseon era South Korea. Earliest Korean working title was "Gwanghae" (referring to King Gwanghae –) then changed to "Naneun Joseonui Wangyida" (" I am the King of Joseon"). Korean movie title then changed to "Gwanghae: Profile - Plot Synopsis by - Notes - Cast.
6 Oct - 2 min - Uploaded by kang Korean Title: 광해, 왕이 된 남자 (Kwang-Hea) Genres: Epics, Historical Release Date: Sep 18 May Sweeping almost every award ceremony since its release last year, Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King (also titled Masquerade) was unsurprisingly a major box office success, going on to become the fourth highest grossing Korean film of all time. High box office ratings and oodles of awards (in one. 21 Sep Lavish South Korean historical drama centers on a commoner recruited as a body double for a king.
7 Nov Gwanghae or Masquerade is a film directed by Choo Chang-Min and starring Lee Byung-Hun both as King Gwanghae and as Ha-Sun, a lowly commoner. I have literally just finished this movie having watched it over three days in my Korean class and I couldn't not write a review on this amazing film. While I love Korean movies, I can't say that their dramatic movies are subtle, and this film is no exception. I don't wanna say it is melodramatic, but it is a little sentimental and, like I said, not particularly subtle. Its message is worn on its sleeve, if you can't see the message then you're probably deaf and blind. I still really liked. 22 Sep Last weekend, actor Lee Byung Hun walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of his first historical drama film 'Masquerade' (Korean title.