Friday, 2 January 2009

Frozen Flower tops Korean box office

Jo In-sung, Joo Jin-mo and Song Ji-hyo in Frozen Flower
쌍화점 (Ssang-hwa-jeom)

Korean movie Frozen Flower sold 310,000 tickets in just one day! By this weekend, 1 million tickets would have been sold. The Showbox movie was released on 30th Dec, 2008.

Frozen Flower
(쌍화점) is a tantalizing movie about homosexuality and betrayal set in ancient Korean Goryeo Dynasty times. The flick which opens in South Korea this week stars two of Korea's famous actors, Joo Jin-mo and Jo In-sung.


In the movie, Joo Jin-mo plays ancient Goryeo's king who has to produce a son to keep his throne. However, this king cannot sleep with a woman and his romantic partner is his chief bodyguard, Hong Lim (Jo In-sung). Their secret relationship begins to fall apart when the king decides to ask Hong Lim to sleep with the queen (Song Ji-hyo) to produce an heir.


This movie, directed by Yoo Ha is filled with explicit sex scenes (think Joo Jin-mo and Jo In-sung) and graphic violence. Although the movie sets itself out as a historical drama set in the late Goryeo Dynasty, the story is purely fictional.

The King and his lover:
Hong Lim (Jo In-sung) left, and the King (Joo Jin-mo) on the right.

Source: Newsen

Also check out:
Jo In-sung & Joo Jin-mo promote Frozen Flower

4 Comments:

varms said...

I'm definitely looking forward to watching this movie!

Anonymous said...

what do you mean by he can't sleep with woman? is it emotionally or *erhem* physically?

Anonymous said...

^^ I think it means he just can't get it up.LOL

Korea's answer to Brokeback mountain.LOL Looks like an interesting movie

Maximus said...

"...the story is purely fictional..."

Ahem...not really. Check this out:

http://www.rjkoehler.com/2008/12/22/not-so-fictional-gay-korean-kings-and-getting-more-than-turkish-dumplings/

Unfortunately, Korea has this huge prejudice against homossexuality...

 

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