Ssang-hwa-jeom (A Frozen Flower) (2008)

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Director Yoo Ha helms the period saga A Frozen Flower as a plunge into the intrigues and machinations of the Korean dynastic era. The period is the late 14th century, and the last waning gasp of the centuries-old Goryeo Dynasty. As that regime comes to a bitter end thanks to the machinations of the Yuan Dynasty, The Goryeo king responds by organizing a military force known as Kunryongwe, led by the daunting commander Hong Lim. The leader captivates the king to an alarming degree - to such an extent, in fact, that he almost completely diverts the regent's attention away from his queen, leaving her with tremendous feelings of reluctance and hesitancy about this relationship. Meanwhile, the manipulativeness of the Yuan doubles: they unsuccessfully attempt to subvert the king by placing a threatening ruler in a high position, but the king - sensing this Machiavellian scheme - adamantly refuses, much to the consternation of the top-tiered Goryeo officials. The ruler also devises a complex and wickedly clever scheme to protect the Goryeo line for future generations by appointing Hong Lim to impregnate the queen and father a new ruler with her. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Romance
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Studio:
Festive Films

Cast

Jo In-Seong
as Hong-rim
Joo Jin Mo
as Koryeo's king
Song Ji-hyo
as Queen
Im Joo-hwan
as Han-baek
Ji-ho Shim
as Seung-gi
Jang Ji-won
as Bo-deok
Kim Chun-gi
as Eunuch Hwang
Lee Jong-goo
as Tae-sa
Yong-gu Do
as Ki Won-hong
Tae-won Kwon
as Jo Il-moon
In-beom Ko
as Yeon Ki-mok
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½

Too overlong. And, it reminds me every bit of < The Legend Of The Swordsman > but way much inferior.

WS Wu
WS Wu

artistic liberties based on spotty historical records and heavily gilded sets does not a good movie make. what was lacking was chow yun fat's flowing tresses and jay chou's mumbling. the king's crazed acting was a bit too real, and the bodyguard seemed like a lifelong victim. sympathies for the queen.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

Wow, I'm I the only one who has seen this one? When I rented it via my TV and Internet provider, it said that it had sword fights, blood and erotic scenes. Can't go wrong there. Although the movie in itself wasn't that bad, it failed to grab me on an emotional level. Those erotic scenes they were talking about where present, but they didn't have the erotic tension you would expect. Maybe that's because you never really get to know the characters although the movie is 2hrs and 13min long. And that's it's biggest flaw.

Saskia D.
Saskia D.

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