A historical mystery that’s well worth a look

Eternal Empire

Eternal Empire (1995) – a nice-looking costume drama about murder and court intrigue in the Yi dynasty soon after the death of Prince Sado. One of Darcy’s top 10 K-films of the 90s. Not one of mine, but well worth a look. Does a secret royal commentary on the Confucian Classics contain heavily coded political dynamite? Is it a forgery? Does it even exist? Who will find it first? How many more unfortunates connected with the rumours will die? Great fun, great sets and costumes, with Ahn Sung-ki as a very regal King Jeongjo. #

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