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Masquerade 2012 123movies

Masquerade 2012 123movies

Sep. 12, 2012131 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Amid national chaos and fear for his life, tyrannical King Gwanghae orders his trusted councilor Heo Kyun to find a royal body double. He hires Ha-seon, a peasant mimic who bears a perfect resemblance to the King. When King Gwanghae collapses from a mysterious poison, Ha-seon reluctantly becomes a King. He must follow his conscience to save his country from collapse, avoid assassination, and pull off the biggest masquerade in history. K
Plot: A look-alike commoner is secretly hired to take the place of a poisoned king to save his country from falling into chaos.
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Masquerade 2012 123movies 1 Masquerade 2012 123movies 27.8/10 Votes: 6,492
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Masquerade 2012 123movies 7 Masquerade 2012 123movies 27.6 Votes: 108 Popularity: 7.823

Reviews:

Charming take on an old theme
As has been pointed out by other reviewers, this story is a new spin on “The Prince and the Pauper.” It actually reminded me, however, of the American movie “Dave,” in that the protagonist is a naive pawn whose empathy allows him to rise to the occasion, including finding love in the chaos.

Byung-hun Lee is simply an amazing actor. Having seen his “dark” side in movies like “A Bittersweet Life” and “I Saw the Devil,” I was very pleased to see he could handle the role of Ha-Seon with such a light touch. It was a joy to see him effortlessly shift from hilarious toilet humor to inspiring leader. I was particularly struck with the scenes where he interacted with commoners, in which I really felt the empathy Ha-Seon felt for them.

This is the first of director Chang-min Choo’s movies I’ve seen, and I was impressed at how he was able to seamlessly balance the light and serious scenes in the movies. To often, one or the other seems forced, but here Choo creates a character who grows and changes, but still remains, at heart, the same, good person he was at the beginning — the kind of person who, by the end of the story, could be happy and believable as a king or a pauper. I think Choo also gave the movie a more intimate feel by focusing on one-on-one conversations and limiting the normal “cast of thousands” you often see in period pieces about kings.

Overall, the acting was top notch — particularly from Hyo-ju Han as the Queen and Hyo-ju Han as Minister Do — and the costumes and set design were beautiful.

Masquerade is an engaging and charming period piece with humor, action, and romance.

Review By: centinel822 Rating: 8 Date: 2014-04-11
A Nutshell Review: Masquerade
A critical and commercial success in South Korea, and that’s really no surprise. For a period drama, Masquerade contains plenty in its formula that made it so, from a premise that piqued curiosity, an A-list cast, and really solid production values with attention paid to detail, recreating the Joseon period under the reign of the 15th emperor Gwanghae, giving its interpretation to a missing 15 days in the documented Annals of the Joseon Dynasty journals, which writer Hwang Jo-yoon took the liberty to introduce a tale similar to The King and the Pauper, played out with full palace intrigue.

King Gwanghae (Lee Byung-hun), like most kings when being unpopular, fears for his life, and instructs his Chief Secretary Heo Gyun (Ryoo Seung-ryong) to find a doppelganger. After a search, a bawdy comedian Ha-sun (also played by Lee) was found, and brought to the palace to be groomed as a stand-in, with this secret only made known to Heo Gyun, and Chief Eunuch (Jang Gwang) only, given that there are enemies of the state even in the courts, and nobody can be trusted with the secret except for the inner circle. Sure enough King Gwanghae got poisoned, and in his absence, Ha-sun has got to step up into the regal role, opening doors to light comedy, and the raising of eyebrows amongst those intent on committing treason as they slow sense some characteristics in their king that didn’t seem quite right.

Director Choo Chang-min had a solid hand at the helm of this production, never scrimping on the opulence of how courts and palaces function, with its legion of servants and court officials, while drawing out excellent performances from the cast at his disposal. There’s enough in the film to make anyone sit up and take note of the intricacies of political maneuvering, especially when there are vultures swirling around and ever ready to swoop in to take advantage of any perceived weakness. The story here ranks up there with just about any palace drama anywhere in the world, with loose ends opened during the narrative all neatly tied up, with strong emotions to boot.

Lee Byung-hyun is possibly in his finest role(s) yet playing the two different characters of one having the highest office in the land, while the other a poor nobody plucked from obscurity to assume a role he would have never dreamed of. As King Gwanghae, he plays him ruthless and not very well liked, but as Ha-sun, Lee shows off his acting chops in varying his styles as the need and narrative called for it, being goofy when required, or with all regal pomp when in the open with many eyes and ears. He straddles the roles quite effortlessly, which is a good dramatic break for the actor, who is probably better known for his dumbed down Hollywood exploits that prefer his rock solid abs than to his acting ability, which will convince naysayers that this man can truly act.

The supporting cast also put in top notch performances to play off Lee, especially when the narrative fleshes them out in three dimensions rather than to pass them off as caricatures. Top of the list goes to Heo Gyun as the main executer of the plot, installing Ha-sun as the King while waiting for his real master to awaken from poisoned slumber, and teaching his puppet to wise up, only to be surprised by the man’s humanity, which set out to touch the lives of many others, and with it came new found respect. Jang Gwang as the Chief Eunuch was excellent too in being one of two in the scheme of things, and serves as Ha-sun’s confidante, and observer during non-official periods.

And others in the story include Captain Do (Kim In-kwon), as the King’s royal bodyguard who begins to suspect something’s amiss, the young food taster Sa-wol (Shim Eun-kyung) who brings him his meals, and the Queen Consort Joong Jun (Han Hyo-joo) herself, all who slowly benefit from what they thought was a profound change in heart of a man whom they never would have thought to change for the better with new found humanity and grace on display, and each story arc contributing to the breadth of the story, keeping it moving at fast pace, as well as keeping audiences on their feet with each dangerously close shaves of potential exposure of plot and identity.

It’s been some time since I had last enjoyed a Korean period film, so this came as a pleasant surprise. It’s that kind of production that’s big in scale and ambition, and delivered on all counts. Masquerade deserves all the critical and commercial success gone its way and more, and it qualifies itself into my shortlist as one of the best this year has to offer. A definite recommend!

Review By: DICK STEEL Rating: 10 Date: 2013-04-13

Other Information:

Original Title 광해, 왕이 된 남자
Release Date 2012-09-12
Release Year 2012

Original Language ko
Runtime 2 hr 11 min (131 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, History
Director Chang-min Choo
Writer Jo-yun Hwang, Chang-min Choo, Masato Ide
Actors Lee Byung-hun, Seung-ryong Ryu, Han Hyo-joo
Country South Korea
Awards 22 wins & 16 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red One Camera (MX sensor)
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4.5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema

Masquerade 2012 123movies
Masquerade 2012 123movies
Masquerade 2012 123movies
Original title 광해, 왕이 된 남자
TMDb Rating 7.6 108 votes

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