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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May 21, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
High powered tension, an intense love triangle, and imminent rebellion all come together to make a elaborate story I was certainly drawn into. I will admit, however, that the middle of the story seemed to drone on a tad bit and left me rather distracted, but it quickly picked up around the end as the plot unraveled and left me with my eyes glued to the screen.

The acting read more was absolutely superb in every sense of the word. I was completely and undeniably convinced they were who they said they were, and it's safe to say that it's rare for me to feel that way.

My only complaint is that I could've lived without the more inappropriate scenes...I felt they carried on for far too long when other more important things could've been happening.

Overall, this is definitely a movie worth seeing.
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Sep 23, 2012
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
I am sort of having mixed thoughts about this film. While two thirds of it was cool, the last parts especially the ending- were terrible. This could have so easily become a masterpiece if not for some of the stuff included in it. The story was pretty good and new to me, so I enjoyed that but its conclusion was very disappointing. However, I still commend the film maker for such a read more daring attempt like 'A Frozen Flower'- something that I have not seen in any Asian movies so far.

This is a movie only for adult viewers with open thinking. Most of the film revolves around homosexuality and includes several graphical sex scenes and nudity. So I would advise every one to carefully consider about its aspects before deciding to watch this. Some of the stuff may offend you. It was very surprising to watch at times, because I didn't imagine that Korean movies could include so many tabooed issues in the same film.

Apart from that, the movie had spectacular direction. Its settings and filming locations were exquisite. The action was also quite good. The romance part was quite touching and the cast put on some great performances. There was just one particular part throughout the whole film that creeped me out in such a way that I had to take a moment to collect myself before continuing to watch it. However, lots of aspects of this movie are realistic and not unheard of. It also touches upon a variety of emotions throughout the duration of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

But due to the immensely disappointing last half, I am going to say the whole experience of the film got ruined. I am struggling to remember the parts I enjoyed while writing this because otherwise the whole film got damaged. Watch this movie at your expense. It hardly serves as entertainment.
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A very tragic and sad love story, deserves a watch!!
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    Rike 13 days ago

    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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    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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    cvcvcv Mar 6, 2014


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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 27 days ago
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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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    Stanulienka Jan 12, 2014

    First of all, great plot, great cast, great acting, the costumes are to die for, seriously very enjoyable. Also, I'm not 12 anymore and I liked the sex scenes as well. To be honest, I respected Ji Hyo before, now I respect her even more. Well done.

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    Viande Jan 1, 2014
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    Addiction Dec 20, 2013

    Not gonna lie I only watched it because what I heard about jihyo, and I'm a fan of her on running man. I don't think I can really look at her the same way xD but I still love her.


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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 2,012 users)
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