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Program Title: The King and the Clown
EASC Code: KK-08
Series Title:
Region/Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Jun-ik Lee
Producer:
Release Date: 2005
Running Time: 119 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Set in 16th-century Korea, is a touching story between two clowns who perform on the street. When his partner is about to be maimed, the young man kills his aggressor. They flee to Seoul and become a troupe, adding three other performers they meet, and the older performer becomes their "Captain." To get more money from the crowds, he foolishly decides to mock the King in their theatrical acts. Passing by, and having listened to them, an attendant of the King orders them to be flogged. The "Captain" protests and suggests they perform for the King who, he claims, will like their act. The attendant, wishing to please the King, decides to find out but warns them that if the King does not like it, "their heads will roll."
Data Entry Date: 11/12/2006