Ssang-hwa-jeom   2009   South Korea A Frozen Flower
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Director:Ha Yu
Studio:Opus Pictures
Writer:Ha Yu
IMDb Rating:7.1 (827 votes)
Awards:2 wins
Genre:Drama, History, Romance
Duration:133 min
Ha Yu  ...  (Director)
Ha Yu  ...  (Writer)
Jin-mo Ju  ...  King
Ji-hyo Song  ...  Queen
In-seong Jo  ...  Hong-rim
Tae-won Kwon  ...  Jo Il-moon
Ji-hyeon Min  ...  Concubine
Ji-ho Shim  ...  Seung-gi
Hong Jong-Hyeon  ...  
Hyeon-woo Kim  ...  
In-beom Ko  ...  Yeon Ki-mok
Ju-hwan Lim  ...  Han-baek
Min-wu Noh  ...  Min-wu
Joong-ki Song  ...  
Jung-ki Song  ...  King's men - No-tak
Wook-hwan Yeo  ...  Im-bo
Jun-seok Kim  ...  Composer
Gok-ji Park  ...  Editor
Comments: Except for the sex scenes this comes off like a made-for-TV flick.

Summary: Under the pressure of the Yuan Kingdom, the King of Goryeo is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. But the king is in love with his loyal general Hong-lim. After seriously pondering the issue, the king asks his lover Hong-lim to sleep with the Queen, with unexpected consequences.

In the end of Goryeo era politically manipulated by the Yuan Dynasty, the ambitious King of the Goryeo Dynasty organizes Kunryongwe. Hong Lim, the commander of Kunryongwe, captivates the King of Goryeo, and the Queen keeps her eyes on the relationship between Hong Lim and the King with a reluctant view. Meanwhile, the bilateral relation between Goryeo and the Yuan gets worse as Yuan demands to install the cousin of the King in the Crown Prince of Goryeo with ascribing it to no son the King has. The King refuses it resolutely, so the high-ranking officials of Goryeo, who are in submission to Yuan, are discontented with the king. One day, the King gives Hong Lim a covert yet unobjectionable order to sleep with the Queen instead of himself to protect the independence of Goryeo from the Yuan by making a son, the successor to Goryeo throne.

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