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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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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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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    oumaima 9 days ago

    i felt soo bad for the king,that bitch ruined everything

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    ParkShinHyeILY Mar 8, 2016

    Holy those... Scenes though Song Ji Hyo my bae damn

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    nana157awesome Feb 13, 2016 - edited

    ahhhhh I can't see Jo In Sung in a drama without thinking back to this movie and certain scenes lol. Really good movie.

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    fiflydramalover Feb 12, 2016
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    Mody Jan 18, 2016

    The sex scenes were fun

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    Stefy Dec 6, 2015

    After I watched Its ok its love I fell in love with Jo In Sung so i searched more about him and today I watched this movie, I dont expected too much but damn it was so fucking good movie and really real. All actors did a good job and i can't let it go some scene from my mind xD

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    Saimatae Dec 4, 2015

    omg the cast
    HAVE to watch this

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    Cri Nov 27, 2015

    it was crazy ride from start to finish.. but damn this movie is great ;-;

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    Cri Nov 27, 2015

    This movie had no chill ..

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    Manisha Aug 19, 2015

    Wowie the cast. Must..watch...

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    Hamex Jun 16, 2015 - edited

    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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      Ceki91 Nov 25, 2015

      I agree about #1 xD Anyway, the sex scenes were amazing and realistic and whenever I see Jo In Sub they keep popping out in my mind lol

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      Hamex Nov 26, 2015

      True! I also have another 'vision' when I see him ,, lol

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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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      rachso Nov 8, 2015
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    Datez May 4, 2015

    Song ji hyo show her superb acting

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    LittleDragon7 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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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Dec 30, 2008
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 13 min.


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