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THRONE, THE (2015)

Based on the true story of an 18th-century king who executed the royal heir by locking him in a rice chest for eight days, Korea’s Oscar® entry represents a triumphant return to form for historical drama specialist Lee Joon-ik (THE KING AND THE CLOWN). Anchored by a masterful performance by Song Kang-ho (SNOWPIERCER, THE HOST) in the role of the king, “THE THRONE is palace-intrigue period drama par excellence,” that “offers lavish production values and an acting master class from its stellar cast,” according to Clarence Tsui of The Hollywood Reporter. DIR Lee Joon-ik; SCR Cho Chul-hyun, Lee Song-won; SCR/PROD Oh Seung-hyeon. South Korea, 2015, color, 125 min, DCP. In Korean with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Lee Joon-ik
125 Minutes
Historical drama

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