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The King and the Clown

  • Runtime: 2 hr. 1 min.
  • Genres: Gay & Lesbian Films, Comedy Drama

Synopsis

South Korean director Lee Joon-ik's feature The King and the Clown has the double distinction of being the highest-grossing film in Korean history at the time of its release and one of the first Korean commercial films to deal openly and unabashedly with gay themes; it is regarded in many quarters as "the Korean [[Feature~V301840~Brokeback Mountain~brokebackmountain]]." Adapted from Kim Tae-Woong's play Yi, this period drama concerns two 16th century, Chosun Era clowns: the supremely self-assured...more

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