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[Movie 2012] Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King 광해:왕이된 남자 Masquerade

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August 10, 2012

'Masquerade' Lee Byung Hun's Charismatic Dual Role Play BY KOREAPORTAL STAFF WRITER
The veil of actor Lee Byung Hun in his first historical work, film 'Masquerade,' has been uncovered.
'Masquerade' is a film about Chosun's King Kwang Hae on the brink of being poisoned and the episodes that follow low-class Ha Sun disguising himself as the king. It is the hidden story of a 15-day period that has vanished from history.
In addition to the film being his first historical genre attempt, Lee Byung Hun will play two roles. 'Masquerade' is currently attracting attention for its grave tension and dramatic story, as the main trailer portrays the overwhelming charisma of Korea's representative actors.
The main trailer begins with the image of King Kwang Hae, and followed by the meeting of Heo Kyun and Ha Sun, as the music becomes louder and the speed intensifies. Ha Sun enters the palace and appears in front of the king as a splitting image.     'A man who shouldn't be a king becomes the king of Chosun,' film 'Masquerade' stars Lee Byung Hun, Han Hyo Joo, Kim In Kwon, and Shim Eun Kyung. Audiences can anticipate a spectacular synergy created by the stars' acting abilities as well as a strong story line.
'Masquerade' will premiere this coming Chuseok.

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Good to see DongYi gets to be Queen in Gwanghae *finally*.. love HHJ in the series, so.. she's really a nice treat to watch in the movie. From the pics, it's good to note the different aura of the Queen from how she's known as DY.

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GWANGHAE Important Dates 
August 13 / Monday -  Press Conference starting 11am
September 4 / Tuesday - VIP Premiere
September 20 / Thursday - Nationwide Korean release
October - North American release (Masquerade US website / Facebook)
August 11, 2012
Official Stills from Lee ByungHun's Upcoming Movieby Kristin American K-Pop Fans
Dreamboat Lee ByungHun is back in the game and has a movie coming out this September!  The official English title is ‘Masquerade‘ but most Korean outlets are translating it as ‘Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King.’
It tells the story of King Gwanghae, and the commoner brought in to play his double as a security measure.  The twist comes when the real King is poisoned and falls into a coma for eight years.  Then the pauper must step up and truly rule.  The queen, played by Han Hyo Joo, knows nothing of the swap, but notices her husband is acting differently and begins to fall in love.
‘Gwanghae’ will definitely have a darker tone than some other Prince and Pauper-type stories, but I’ll watch anything if it means I can stare at ByungHun for two hours.  Or even an hour and a half.

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