The King and the Clown

The King and the Clown

At the height of the 16th-century Chosun Dynasty, a pair of rural male actors - boisterous, macho Jang Seng and quiet, feminine Gong Gil - travels to Seoul and team up with a struggling acting troupe. When their irreverent show, complete with enough bawdy humor and gender-bending to make a contemporary audience blush, mocks the famously hedonistic king, they get more than they bargained for. After being promptly arrested, they're given a chance to spare themselves if they can make the king laugh. To everyone's surprise, the ecstatic monarch loves the show and names the actors official court jesters, giving them more extravagant food and shelter than they'd ever imagined. But the king's attentiveness to Gong Gil makes it quickly apparent that humour isn't the only thing motivating his generosity. The king's mistress, the country's ministers and Jang Seng soon grow suspicious, and jealousy and anger spring from all sides.

Director: Lee Joon Ik [이준익]

Country: Korean
Status: Completed
Genres: BL; Drama; Historical;
Airs: 2005

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  • Kam Woo Seong (1970)

    Kam Woo Seong (1970)

  • Lee Joon Ki (1982)

    Lee Joon Ki (1982)

  • Jeong Jin Yeong (1964)

    Jeong Jin Yeong (1964)

  • Yoo Hae Jin (1970)

    Yoo Hae Jin (1970)

  • Lee Seung Hoon (1969)

    Lee Seung Hoon (1969)

  • Jeong Seok Yong (1970)

    Jeong Seok Yong (1970)

  • Jang Hang Seon (1947)

    Jang Hang Seon (1947)

  • Kang Seong Yeon (1976)

    Kang Seong Yeon (1976)

  • Kang Eun Jin (1979)

    Kang Eun Jin (1979)

  • Park Yeong Soo (1977)

    Park Yeong Soo (1977)

  • Moon Jeong Soo (1979)

    Moon Jeong Soo (1979)

  • Yoon So Jeong (1944)

    Yoon So Jeong (1944)

  • Jeong Dae Yong

    Jeong Dae Yong

  • Lee Yeong Seok (1959)

    Lee Yeong Seok (1959)

  • Jo Ryeon (1970)

    Jo Ryeon (1970)

  • Seo Seung Won (1981)

    Seo Seung Won (1981)

  • Geum Dong Hyeon (1963)

    Geum Dong Hyeon (1963)

  • Kim Dong Kyoo (1970)

    Kim Dong Kyoo (1970)

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