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Sinopsis The Concubine
Soo Sun and Ji Yong had an argument, when Ji Yong said, “Wait, your name is Eo Soo Sun(uh-soo-sun(어수선) means messy in Korean)? What a perfect name for you.” Soo Sun replied, “So I heard your mom’s a concubine. Everyone if Masan knows that your mom’s a concubine. I heard she seduced a married man.”
Ji Yong was hurt and left. Soo Sun realized that she made a mistake and apologized to him later. She was surprised that he did not blame her at all.
On the thirteenth episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Pretty Boy", the truth about the relationship between Na Hong-ran (Kim Bo-yeon) and Dokgo Mate (Jang Geun-seok) and the watch they had, revealed itself.
Hong Yoo-ra (Han Chae-young) found a watch on Kim Bo-tong's (IU) desk. She asked whose it was and Bo-tong answered, "Mate gave it to me, to keep one of his mother's keepsakes".
Yoo-ra was sure the watch was the same one she'd seen with Hong-ran and realized that Mate wasn't the son of a concubine. He was Hong-ran's child.
Previously, Lee Soon (Yoo Ah-in) prepared an event for her with candles. His servants were against his decision to make her his wife but he pushed forward his decision.
Erotic period film "The Concubine" is heating up the big screen this summer, beating out Hollywood blockbusters including director Ridley Scott's new sci-fi film "Prometheus" as well as "Men in Black 3" in local cinemas. The film, which opened here on June 6, has attracted over 1.8 million people as of the end of last week. The R-rated film's strength lies in its risque portrayal of sexuality in an otherwise sexually repressive period in Korean history. Centering around the character Hwa-yeon (Jo Yeo-jeong), the daughter of an aristocrat who enters the royal palace as one of the king's concubines, the film features a steamy love triangle involving her, Prince Seong-won (Kim Dong-wuk) and a commoner, Kwon-yu (Kim Min-joon). Director Kim Dae-seung who started his film career as the protege of director Im Kwon-taek, has gained critical acclaim for his feature films including "Bungee Jumping of their Own" (2000) and "Blood Rain" (2005). Kim talked to the JoongAng Ilbo about his newest film, "The Concubine". Q. In the film, Hwa-yeon in a way starts turning into the queen, whom she loathes. Why?A. Hwa-yeon and the queen mirror each other. The queen is Hwa-yeon's future and Hwa-yeon is the queen's past. It's a vicious cycle of lust and greed. Even the beautiful maternal love of these women turns to greed, which is only getting worse at this stage, in this highly competitive society. Parents put their children in private institutes to study, that endless routine, saying that they are doing it for their sake. But that act also reflects the parents' own desires. The aim of this film was to look at the mother and son relationship between the prince and the queen, and reflect on such relationships in our own society. There are those who say that "The Concubine" feels like a remake of the 1968 film "Naesi" by director Shin Sang-ok.Hwang Gi-seung film director and producer actually approached me and asked if I wanted to take part in a remake of "Naesi". The film tells the story of a woman who enters the palace and the man who loves her and follows her into the palace to become a naesi a Korean eunuch who is an official to the king. I didn't think that this particular story would translate well for modern day people. However, I thought that the palace itself, as a unit holding various greedy intentions of the people inside, was an interesting place, so I made the film with the palace as a background.
There was a lot of hype before the film began with people talking about how erotic the film was. Do you think this helped ticket sales? I didn't think that kind of buzz was ideal, but in a way I enjoyed it quietly because that meant there was at least interest in the film.
"The Concubine", which has generated much buzz due to its nude scenes featuring actress Jo Yeo-jeong, has pulled more than 1 million viewers within six days of its release on June 6.The Korean Film Council reported that the total number of theater-goers for the movie hit 1.07 million on Monday. "The Concubine", starring Jo, Kim Min-joon and Kim Dong-wuk, is an erotic historical drama that tells the tale of a woman who had to offer to serve as the king's concubine in order to survive.
According to the Korean Films Commission aired on the 7th, "The Concubine" gathered 271,319 audiences on the 6th alone and the accumulated number added up to be 358,628 on 556 screens.
"The Concubine" is an erotic historical movie about mad sex and lust and passion inside a palace where no one can be sane enough to endure life in it.
Meanwhile, "Men In Black 3" rounded up a number of 157,893 and "Everything about my Wife" broke through an accumulated number of 3,074,372.
"The Emperor's Concubine" is about the love and lust happening inside a palace where no one can live in without becoming crazy. Hwa-yeon (Jo Yeo-jeong) becomes the concubine for love, General Seong-won (Kim Dong-wook) can't help his feelings for her and Kwon Yoo (Kim Min-joon) loses everything in the name of love.
Other than the three main casts there are, Park Cheol-min, Lee Kyeong-yeong, Park Ji-yeong, Jo Eun-ji and others. The movie has been reviewed well for it refined imagery and the excellent performance of the supporting acts before the official release which is on the 6th.
Director wanted to use diverse props and costumes depending on each character without thinking about the film’s historical background. For this reason, Hwa-yeon sticks to natural hairdo before she turns into a femme fatale, but her hair also evolves as she changes. Watching all these props and costumes will be one interesting way to watch the film.
Looking back at my 20s, it was hard because I didn’t have that many roles. But now I appreciate the downtime because I could have a plenty of ‘me’ time. I read a lot, went to many galleries and museums and I also learned all the things that I’ve wanted to learn.