Origin: South Korea
Release Date: December 24, 2014
Cast: Han Suk Kyu, Go Soo, Park Shin Hye, Yoo Yeon Seok, Ma Dong Seok, Shin So Yul, Lee Yu Bi, Jo Dal Hwan,
The movie depicts the love lives, jealousies and desires of those that work within the Sanguiwon during the Joseon Dynasty period. The Sanguiwon are responsible for the attire worn by royalty. Dol Seok (Han Suk Kyu) is the best master artisan in charge of royal attire. He views set rules as paramount to his job. Kong Jin (Go Soo) is a genius like designer, born with dexterity and an excellent sense. He was brought to the palace by nobleman Pan Soo (Ma Dong Seok) who first spotted his talent. The King (Yoo Yeon Seok) and Queen (Parj Shin Hye) then become embroiled in a critical case because of the royal attire made by Dol Seok and Kong Jin.
As you probably can see from the rating I gave this movie, I REALLY liked it. Towards the end it literally gave me goosebumps, to be able to do that just by a Hanbok (korean traditional clothes) proves how well-made and thought-through this movie was, it was a right choice by the director in having invested so much money into the dresses. It really brings out the beautifull and elegant style there was inside and outside the palace under the Joseon time. The relationship between Dol Seok and Kong Jin was like fire and water, but they still held the fun tone between them, until as expected with Sageuk, it escalates quickly to a different tone. Somehow, I was invested enough with the characters to follow with the tone. They are men of art, and they understood each other well, but unfortunately, their background and values differ greatly, putting them at odds with each other. I liked Park Shin Hye as the queen. She's all class, so having her in a role where she may be looked at pitifully but still holds her elegance and class with dignity makes it perfect for her. Top notch cast of actors from top to bottom! I highly recommend this movie to everyone.
☆☆☆☆☆ / 5 out of 5 stars
♥♥♥♥♥ / 5 out of 5 hearts