King and the Clown

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King and the Clown

gambling clown based on play or musical king jester joseon dynasty

King and the Clown

Release Date: December 29, 2005

Year    :   2005
Slogan    :   «Forbidden desire, sumptuous tragedy.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Cinema Service, Cineworld, Eagle Pictures
Director    :   Lee Joon-ik
Producers    :   Lee Joon-ik, Jeong Jin-wan, Jang Won-seok
Writers    :   Choi Seok-hwan, Tae-woong Kim
RunTime    :   119 mins.

Set in the late 15th century during the reign of King Yeonsan, two male street clowns and tightrope walkers, Jangsaeng and Gong-gil, are part of an entertainer troupe. Their manager prostitutes the beautiful Gong-gil to rich customers, and Jangsaeng is sickened by this practice. After Gong-gil kills the manager in defense of Jangsaeng, the pair flee to Seoul, where they form a new group with three other street performers.

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