Masquerade (Choo Chang-min, S. Korea, 2012) - Take Lee Byung-hun home (on disc)!

  • October 30, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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UPDATE 10/29: Prepayments are closed.

UPDATE 10/28: Event includes a raffle drawing to win Lee Byung-hun's films on disc. See event listing for details.

UPDATE 10/25: Showtime has been announced: 7:25 p.m.

Note: Showtime is 7:25 p.m. Running time is 131 minutes. Discount tickets can be purchased through PayPal at the time of RSVP. (Refunds to those who cancel by 5 p.m. Oct. 29.) I'll also be holding a limited number of discount passes at the theater; see me before the show. We'll meet in the lobby beforehand, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at[masked]-5971.

Lee Byung-hun ("The Good, the Bad, the Weird" and the upcoming "RED 2") takes on a dual role in Choo Chang-min's period court drama "Masquerade," which speculates on 15 days that went missing from the record of Prince Gwanghae's[masked] reign.

The film topped the Korean box office for five consecutive weeks starting with its Sept. 13 release and is currently the seventh-highest-grossing Korean film of all time.

Synopsis: Driven to paranoia by fears of an assassination attempt, a king (Lee) hires a commoner (also Lee) to stand in for him -- with unexpected results.

Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TnfM5XWOtI

"A beautifully written, and finally emotionally involving, Joseon-dynasty drama which is one of the best South Korean costume dramas in years." -- Derek Elley, Film Business Asia

"A sweepingly entertaining, lavishly appointed spectacle ... the aristocratically handsome, versatile Lee Byung-hun really delivers the goods." -- David Noh, Film Journal International

Everyone who attends will be entered into a raffle drawing to win one of Lee's films on disc: "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" or "I Saw the Devil."

We'll meet and greet over eats afterward.  Join us!

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  • Iris

    November 30, 2012

  • Iris

    Masquerade spells excellence in film making.. Lavish production, with smart script (good balance of drama and humor), good cinematography and costume design, and Lee Byung-hun's fantastic performance in a dual role. You'll be touched at times to the core with universal message of social justice,

    November 1, 2012

  • Iris

    November 1, 2012

  • Sher

    If you're a fan of period court dramas, then you'll be a fan of "Masquerade." A serious yet humorous look at Korean court with Lee Byung-hun showcasing his range of superb acting skills from powerful king to reluctant double, from lovestruck courter to humbled man. Bring a tissue, if you're one prone to shedding a tear - or two.

    October 31, 2012

  • Alby

    A joy to watch: sumptuous but loose-limbed, never afraid to laugh at itself while priming audiences on the glories and intrigues of the Korean court. And if director Choo is a master of tone, so is Lee Byung-hun, with a performance that covers the spectrum from subtle to broad, from stately to buffoonish. No starch in this costume drama.

    October 31, 2012

  • sungae

    What a great flick! Now I'm going to have to go see Lee Byoung Hun in the next GI Joe flick. :-P

    1 · October 30, 2012

  • Alby

    Look for me in the lounge area, opposite the box office (first floor).

    October 29, 2012

  • Alby

    UPDATE 10/29: Prepayments are closed.

    October 29, 2012

  • Sylvia R.

    Eek! I want to winnnnnnn!!! ;) And I'm excited to see Masquerade. See you tomorrow!

    October 29, 2012

  • Alby

    UPDATE 10/28: Event includes a raffle drawing to win Lee Byung-hun's films on disc. See event listing for details.

    October 28, 2012

  • Alby

    UPDATE 10/25: Showtime has been announced: 7:25 p.m.

    October 25, 2012

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