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Bae Yong Joon, Jeon Do Yeon

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Untold Scandal 스캔들 - 조선남녀상열지사 (2003)

Starring: Bae Yong-Joon, Lee Mi-Seok, Jeon Do-Yeon, Jo Hyun-Jae, Lee So-Yeon

Director: E J-Yong

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy, History

Runtime: 124mins

Production: Bom

Distribution: CJ Entertainment

Language: Korean

Country: South Korea

The end of the Chosun dynasty-a period when rigid Confucianism clashed with encroaching new beliefs.

Lady Cho is a brilliant woman who mastered the classics on her own, and she resents the limited life she must lead as a woman. A devoted wife on the surface, she secretly entertains herself with sexual conquests.

On the other hand, her younger cousin Jo-won is accomplished both as a scholar and in martial arts, but rejects a high government post as if he disdains the hierarchical and patriarchal conventions of the time. He indulges in the pleasures of the flesh with as many women as he can seduce. Lady Cho was his first love, and they become co-conspirators in a high-stakes game of love and intrigue while hiding their true feelings for each other.

One day, Lady Cho asks Jo-won to deflower the innocent young Soh-ok, who is to become her husband's concubine, but his attentions are elsewhere: Lady Sook. Graceful and aloof, Lady Sook lives according to her convictions as a Catholic. Jo-won becomes obsessed with seducing her, a woman who has remained chaste for nine years since her husband's death. However, it proves to be more difficult than he expected when Chosun's greatest playboy sets out to conquer the most virtuous woman in the land.

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스캔들 - 조선남녀상열지사

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Yeah I have this DVD is very mature... and this Movie for ADULT not for children is for 21 year old :phew:

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I really like BYJ but this movie is too much for me. It totally ruined his decent image even though it was supposed to be an art film. His butt was showing in some bed scenes. :(

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Now only this thread created for 2003 movie :crazy:

anyone has the trailer in youtube? :rolleyes:

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My mom rented this from Blockbuster. It wasn't as graphic as Hollywood movies can get I guess... but the sexual innuendos were ... >_< I think the story itself was beautiful... especially in the end (which I will not give away lol)

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story is good yet this is too bold for a korean movie with traditional theme.

i guess that is what the scandal in the title is for.

;)

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Was the girl from Spring Waltz one of the naked stars in Untold Scandel or it was someone else.

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Was the girl from Spring Waltz one of the naked stars in Untold Scandel or it was someone else.

No, I think it was some other girl. I thought I saw someone looking like Jo Hyun Jae in the movie but I didn't know it was really him.

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i'm surprised that there's a thread for "Untold Scandal" anyway, this gave me the chance to post these beautiful scenes from the said movie from 2003. And yes, that was Jo Hyun Jae :)

Screencaps ~ Untold Scandal [2003] part 1

posted by tigger mom in BYJ's Quilt

i love the colors of untold scandal :)

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Screencaps ~ Untold Scandal [2003] part 2

posted by tigger mom in BYJ's Quilt

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~ to give some of you an idea what this film is all about :)

MOVIE REVIEW from LA Times

'Untold Scandal'

Old story told well in new setting

An unexpected, exquisite version of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" takes place in 18th century Korea.

[LA Times]10/22/04

By Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer

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Love. Lust. Jealousy. Duplicity. Revenge. These are more than the staples of daytime soap operas, they can be the building blocks of commanding novels like Choderlos de Laclos' infamous "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."

If that initially banned 1782 French work doesn't sound familiar, its numerous film adaptations certainly will. The deliciously subversive story of innocence corrupted and love trumped attracted French director Roger Vadim and star Jeanne Moreau in 1959 as well as costars Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe in 1999's "Cruel Intentions." And the Stephen Frears-directed "Dangerous Liaisons," coming out a year before Milos Forman's "Valmont," won Christopher Hampton an Oscar for screenplay adaptation.

Now comes "Untold Scandal," a version that is certainly the most unexpected and may even be the best of the lot: genteelly erotic, surprisingly emotional, exquisitely made from start to finish.

What's different about "Untold Scandal" is that it's not set in 18th century France but in the Korea of roughly the same era, the end of the Chosun dynasty. It was a time of public morality and private licentiousness strikingly like the pre-revolutionary France of the original novel, an era that gave free rein to cynics and connivers who believed that falling in love was the ultimate delusion.

As evoked with highly polished beauty by director E. J-yong, this was also a world that lived for ritual and artifice. "Untold Scandal" revels in meals and flower arrangements that are works of art and in characters so beautifully costumed across the board that even ill-mannered ruffians are neatly and cleanly dressed.

Completely at home in a society that covers inner decay with outer elegance are a pair of flirtatious cousins. With his impeccable, trimmed Mephistophelean beard and roué's leer, Jo-won (Korean TV star Bae Yong-jun) is the very picture of a pleasure-seeking rake who devotes himself to art and women, not in that order. When he explains his refusal to remarry after his wife's death with a pious "my heart has room for only one person," his cousin snaps back, "that person changes by the hour."

That cousin would be the domineering Lady Cho (Lee Mi-sook), the one conquest that has always eluded Jo-won. She promises herself to the artist under one condition: he seduce her husband's 16-year-old future second wife, Soh-ok (Lee Soh-yeon), and impregnate her before the ceremony.

Jo-won, however, has his eye on a more difficult prize. He vows to snare the beautiful Lady Sook (Jeon Do-yeon), a widow who has so avoided men since her husband's death nine years earlier that the government named a Gate of Devotion after her in recognition of her purity. Adding a shrewd wrinkle that was absent in the original, "Untold Scandal" also turns the lady into a covert practitioner of the banned religion of Catholicism.

Undaunted by a challenge, Jo-won turns all his practiced moves and subterfuges on Lady Sook, but his pursuit of her has emotional consequences he has not anticipated, consequences that ripple outward and have a profound effect on the lives of each of the film's central characters.

Director E. J-yong, who was also one of the screenwriters, employs all of the filmmaker's tools, including a score that cleverly uses the music of both Korea and 18th century France, to create an impeccable sense of mood and place. His film is as at home with the pleasures of the flesh as the connivances of the soul, and he completely understands the terrible power of love and lovers scorned.

Choderlos de Laclos' novel has survived this long for a reason, and "Untold Scandal" shows us exactly what that is.

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Screencaps ~ Untold Scandal [2003] part 3

posted by tigger mom in BYJ's Quilt

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~ to give some of you an idea what this film is all about :)

MOVIE REVIEW from LA Times

'Untold Scandal'

Old story told well in new setting

An unexpected, exquisite version of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" takes place in 18th century Korea.

[LA Times]10/22/04

Jo-won, however, has his eye on a more difficult prize. He vows to snare the beautiful Lady Sook (Jeon Do-yeon), a widow who has so avoided men since her husband's death nine years earlier that the government named a Gate of Devotion after her in recognition of her purity. Adding a shrewd wrinkle that was absent in the original, "Untold Scandal" also turns the lady into a covert practitioner of the banned religion of Catholicism.

I luv to cast Jeon Do Yeon role !!! my schoolmate Frances :w00t::w00t:

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Screencaps ~ Untold Scandal [2003] p4

posted by tigger mom in BYJ's Quilt

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Look there's Jo Hyun Jae in one of the scene in Untold Scandal with Yong Joon :D

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Screencaps ~ Untold Scandal [2003] p4

posted by tigger mom in BYJ's Quilt

Look there's Jo Hyun Jae in one of the scene in Untold Scandal with Yong Joon :D

Johyun Jae casted young lover of lady Cho :w00t: :tongue2:

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