Favorite

 

Rated NR · 131 minutes · 2012

Historical drama
Masquerade is an unlikely retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper. This version is set in 16th-century Korea, during the reign of King Gwang-hae, who hires a double to keep assassins at bay. But when the king is poisoned, the imposter must assume the throne. The double is more democratic than the iron-fisted king, and it’s not long before people begin to notice the change. A gorgeous spectacle and one of South Korea’s all-time most successful films, Masquerade is capped by smart, clear direction by Choo Chang-min and a terrific dual performance by Lee Byung-hun. Many people are quick to bemoan all remakes, but the art of adaptation has kept Shakespeare works going for nearly half a millennium and this story has been filmed a number of ways, proving that when it’s done right, a good story is worth retelling.
Official Site: www.masquerademovie2012.com
Director: Choo Chang-Min
Cast: Lee Byung-Hun, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Han Joo and Kim In-Kwon

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Now Showing

  1. Sat 23
  2. Sun 24
  3. Mon 25
  4. Tue 26
  5. Wed 27
  6. Thu 28
  7. Fri 29

    Find reviews & showtimes for all films in town.

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation