Untold Scandal - Joseon namnyeo sangyeoljisa
Introduction by director E J-yong on November 30
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Extended introduction by director E J-yong on November 30
Transposing the French classic Les Liaisons dangereuses to late 18th-century Korea, this luxuriant saga of boudoir intrigue begins as playboy nobleman Jo-won (a delightfully roguish Bae Yong-joon) makes a bet with his scheming cousin Lady Cho (Lee Mi-sook) that he can seduce a virtuous young woman (Secret Sunshine’s Jeon Do-yeon), setting into motion a salacious drama of erotic gamesmanship, jealousy, betrayal, and revenge. Elegantly directed by E J-yong, who delights in the opulent period trappings, Untold Scandal is a deliciously entertaining study of cruelty and pleasure that stands as one of the finest adaptations of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’s novel. A 2004 ND/NF selection.