King Gwanghae (Lee Byung-Hun) has been the King for the past 8 years. He now suspects that someone within the royal court is attempting to poison him. In response, King Gwanghae orders his councilor Heo Gyun (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) to find someone that looks like him to sit in his throne.
Heo Gyun then comes across a clown named Ha-Sun (Lee Byung-Hun), who performs lewd shows in front of drunken noblemen. Ha-Sun indeed strongly resembles King Gwanghae and is even able to imitate the way King Gwanghae speaks. Heo Gyun takes Ha-Sun to the royal palace without giving any explanations. At night, Ha-Sun takes the King's seat, while the King slips away to his mistress's home.
A short time later, King Gwanghae collapses and is taken to a safe house. Meanwhile, Ha-Sun continues his ruse as the King until the King can recover. Slowly, Ha-Sun's own personality comes out and the people in the King's inner court notice the changes. The King appears more humane to those around him and far less volatile. While Ha-Sun's true voice comes out, enemies within the King's inner circle plan their next move.
Title: Masquerade Also Known As: 광해, 왕이 된 남자 / Gwanghae, Wangyidoen Namja / Ghwanghae, Man Became A King Country: South Korea Language: Korean Subtitle: English Year: 2012 Genre: Drama, Comedy, Best Film-Movie Of The Year, Period
Lee Byung-Hun - King Gwanghae
Lee Byung-Hun - Clown Ha-Sun
Han Hyo-Joo - Queen
Ryoo Seung-Ryong - Heo Gyun
Kim Myung-Gon - Park Choong-Seo
Kim In-Kwon - Warrior Do
Shim Eun-Kyung - Court lady Sa-Wol
Jang Gwang - Eunuch
Director: Choo Chang-Min Writer(s): Hwang Jo-Yoon Producer(s): Jung Ji-Hoon, Kim Bo-Yeon Cinematographer: Lee Tae-Yoon
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