A Frozen Flower

A Frozen Flower (2008)

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Under the pressure of the Yuan Kingdom, the King of Goryeo is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. But the king is in love with his loyal general Hong Rim. After seriously pondering the issue, the king asks his lover Hong Rim to sleep with the Queen, with unexpected consequences.

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Apr 4, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
OK, I read the reviews first, so no surprise at the mature content.

At first I thought the story line would be a bit cliched...typical love interest and jealousies etc. So, I was pleasantly surprised by the realistic emotions and feelings that the main cast leads the viewer as the film progresses. True, I thought stars like Jo In Sung and Song Hi Hyo would not have needed to bare all for read more such a film as this - and I don't believe there was a need for so many such scenes - but they bring out the emotions.

The way the film was shot - use of color, close-ups, music and visuals - was top-notch. I especially loved the way the eyes and the face were used as instruments for conveying urgency, passion, fear and anger. The fight scenes also get a thumbs-up.
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Jun 24, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I came across of this movie accidentally on TV. Since it's rare to watch Korean movies on TV i thought i would give it a try. i was watching it with my parent and thought they're not fond of Korean movies they said they really liked it.
Plot was interesting and acting was superb. My jaw dropped when i saw that sex scenes. Koreans always have problems with kissing scenes and man read more to man scenes done with such a high quality was really surprising.
Everything in this movie was unique. Story, acting, music, even fight scenes... everything was done well.
I really liked the movie and i would recommend it to those who aren't against of watching man to man scenes but love interesting and original movies.
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A very tragic and sad love story, deserves a watch!!
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Both films involve a love triangle of some sort riddled with high tension, jealousy, and royal scandals.
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    yourebeautiful 10 days ago

    Im about to re watch it just for jo in sung. Missed noticing him the first time...hahahaha. ..

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    rachso Oct 1, 2014

    I will always love this movie. the story was twisted

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    ReyBo Sep 19, 2014

    so many porn scenes**
    Oh god i parely breath
    i love it :"

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    Rike Jul 16, 2014

    I didn't like the ending, but not because it was bad executed. I don't like such endings in general. And in the middle I think it was repeating itself a little bit.
    But the rest of this movie, was just spectacular. I had goosebumps watching! The acting was great!

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    MinaVIP Jun 20, 2014

    Awesome movie <3 Not recommeded to people who can't handle sex-scenes though :s you've been warned.

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    heavenlene May 14, 2014


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    peacewon May 1, 2014
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    Kawaitanee Apr 23, 2014


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    Mary28 Apr 22, 2014

    Two hottest men alive, a bed scene, song ji hyo and all great actors. Who wouldn't watch?

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    reihane Apr 16, 2014

    I don't like this movie...
    It was unmeaning

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    Jax Apr 10, 2014

    It's an alright movie. I liked the story and I'm always a fan of historical settings. I have to say though, the sex scenes were a...a bit much. At first they may have contributed towards the emotions and concepts the film wanted to convey, but soon it became just plain unnecessary tbh. After a while they no longer felt like they added substance to the movie at all, and dragged on for far longer than was needed, thus becoming redundant. There were so many more important things that could have been shown instead :/ But despite that, this is still a pretty good movie. The actors especially did a great job portraying their roles. And Joo Jin Mo really suits playing king roles~ I find it amusing how he's a Goryeo king both here and in Empress Ki :D

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    OkriSama Apr 7, 2014

    I Feel so Not Innocent anymore T^T

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    Hyung Feb 2, 2014
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      Herbalis Feb 3, 2014
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      sam30317 Feb 20, 2014
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      Herbalis Feb 28, 2014

      I know right!!! lol

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      MizTK Mar 28, 2014

      This comment is L.I.F.E LOOOOL XD @sam30317

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      Rosie Jul 2, 2014
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    Herbalis Jan 16, 2014

    Loved everything about it. Joo Jin Mo is such an intense actor and Jo In Sung...wow...Definitely a good re-watch down the line.


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Dec 30, 2008
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 13 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 2,194 users)
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