Sado (The Throne)

Be prepared…this movie will bring you to your knees in tears. Yoo Ah In always gives a powerful performance but Song Kang Ho also gives a great performance. They only compliment each others’s acting skills. However, this makes me want to watch all of Yoo Ah In dramas where he is playing a prince or king. Anyway, you will want to watch this movie because it has amazing actors all around.

  • The_Throne-tpMovie: The Throne (English title)
  • Revised romanization: Sado
  • Hangul: 사도
  • Director: Lee Joon-Ik
  • Writer: Jo Chul-Hyun, Oh Seung-Hyun, Lee Song-Won
  • Producer: Oh Seung-Hyun, Sung Chang-Yun
  • Cinematographer: Kim Tae-Kyoung
  • Release Date: September 16, 2015
  • Runtime: 125 min.
  • Category: Period-18th Century / Royal Family /Best Film-Movie of the Year
  • Distributor: Showbox/Mediaplex
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot: King Yeongjo (Song Kang-Ho) aspires to become a perfect king due to his tarnished background. His mother is from a lower class and a rumor exists that he killed his older brother to become the king. King Yeongjo then has a son at a late age. He appoints the little prince as the Crown Prince (Yoo Ah-In). King Yeongjo has high expectations for the Crown Prince, but the Crown Prince cares more for martial arts and paintings rather than focusing on his studies. Meanwhile, the Crown Prince longs for a benevolent father rather than a strict King. The relationship between the King and Crown Prince becomes shattered.