Monday, September 08, 2014

Film: Masquerade

Marking a change from the twisted, brutal revenge thrillers that South Korea excels at producing, Masquerade is a wonderfully sumptuous, comedic tale of high level switcheroo at the royal courts. When the king is poisoned by insiders, his aides manage to find a look-a-like (played by the same actor of course) to cover his absence so as not to give away the fact that the king is actually on his death bed. The replacement starts of as a joker simpleton who starts off taking orders and performing to script, but he soon goes on to learning the way of the courts and making ethical, impactful decisions, instead of remaining a stand-in puppet. Highly recommended.


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