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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Jan 11, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
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I started this film for two reasons; the cast and the fact that it's a sageuk. But this is no ordinary historical film with an outstanding cast.
The first thing I have to point out that this drama might not suit everybody's taste. It's TOO real, the bloodshed scenes, the battle scenes and the love scenes. If you can't get too real, don't start it.
Minors, skip this film.
So it's Goryeo read more –back before they tied their hair up, to our great advantage- and the king (Joo Jin Mo) is under the threat of losing his authority as an active king since Yuan –the empire in control- wants an heir to the throne. The king can't have an heir due to the fact that he's homosexual. (Again, if you cannot accept or respect homosexuality, don't start this). The king's lover and the one who's captured his heart for a long time is the Chief of the king's guards; Hong Lim (Zo In Sung).
Yeah I know!! When these are the two leads!!
With his country and throne on the line, the king resorts to one last option. He decides to make someone impregnate his wife (Song Ji Hyo). Only trusting in his loyal lover and friend, he gives Hong Lim the task. As Hong Lim and the queen make love trying to conceive, a new world opens up to them, and the tragedy starts.
Faced by betrayal, loneliness, abandoment, the king seeks revenge against everyone; first of all, against the one who meant the world to him, Hong Lim.
The story is too real it got me totally absorbed in the suffering of everyone. I couldn't not sympathise with everyone. The absurdity of life is inscribed on every scene. The sense of loss and how it empties us of our souls is engraved on the characters' forheads.
Regardless of the nudity and the sexually explicit scenes, the film is worth watching. It's too painfully awe-aspiring.
The cast did a great job here and I applaud every single person.
Well, I know that Song Joong Ki and No Min Woo are in the cast. Well they are there, almost with no dialgoue or screen time but it was so fun trying to spot them out of the other guards.
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11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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Apr 2, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
If you are looking for a complicated dangerous liaison & appreciate the art love, then this is for you. The king_JJM is a deadly handsome lover who serves his favors for only men, specifically JIS who was groomed to be his lover since childhood. The trick for the king, is getting a heir from the sitting queen,while thwarting coups & maintaining his lover. The bottom-line finding the right person to serve the read more queen, why not the lover - you know how this ends... Groomed to love a man VS getting a taste of honey...
This is not for those who are intimidated-shy with well-done nude love scenes and these actors did a very convincing job in all aspects - not too many and not too explicit, remember this is about making babies & lusty love for this triangle. This movie reminded me of a chess piece roles... Pawn helps/loved King; King loves Pawn; Pawn services Queen; King alone & in love; Queen loves Pawn; Pawn is always sacrificed. Would I watch again? Probably not, too many more to discover.
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Both are period pieces with intense emotions. Acting is brilliant in both.
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A very tragic and sad love story, deserves a watch!!
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    Manisha Aug 19, 2015

    Wowie the cast. Must..watch...

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    Hamex Jun 16, 2015

    This movie shook my world!

    1. This movie ruin my fantasy , i can't see Song Ji Hyo, Jo In Sung, Jo Jin Moo at the same way anymore . Especially the latest episode of Running Man, where Jo In Sung, Im Jo hwan And Song Jong Ki came as surprise guest.

    2. I just realize Song Jong Ki, No Min Woo in the young days as an actor. All my favourite actors and actress were this movie, and i just feel like dreaming.

    3. MDL need add BL category >.<

    4. This movie is a masterpiece, even though i still can't believe what did i just watch. Full of emotions, and the cast acting are awesome!

    5. Glad i'm adult enough to watch this movie :3

    6. I should sleep but i can't forget all the scenes in this movie. *banging head to the wall*

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      MinaVIP Jul 28, 2015

      I totally agree with you :)

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      mali Aug 30, 2015

      Exactly my thoughts as well! The acting was brilliant =)

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    Datez May 4, 2015

    Song ji hyo show her superb acting

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    bigbangvip7 Apr 30, 2015

    All of my favorite actors and actress is in this movie and i didn't even know. Song Ji Hyo (Never can be unseen again),Jo In Sung, Im Joo Hwam, and Song Joong Ki. No wonder this was such a good movie.

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    Yukinotenshi Mar 22, 2015

    gente esse filme é bem pesado o=o' , quase um porno -n , que rainha chata -.- , se metendo no meio dos dois ...

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    Gia Feb 16, 2015

    This is my favourite movie in the whole wide world, Second to Butterfly. <3 _ <3

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    iamsarah Feb 14, 2015

    This is was a crazy twisted yet sad love story!

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    phyra Dec 15, 2014

    damn i just cant get over those scenes easily

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    Nat Dec 2, 2014
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      MinaVIP Dec 21, 2014
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    yourebeautiful Nov 18, 2014

    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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      Gia Feb 16, 2015

      LOL i was the same!!!!

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      Nanotao May 17, 2015

      and I :P

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      heavenlene Jun 3, 2015

      I must say that those "scenes" are quite artistic

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      Nanotao Jun 3, 2015

      yes, and this is great


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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 2,670 users)
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