Empire of Lust
|Empire of Lust|
|Directed by||Ahn Sang-hoon|
|Produced by||Kim Min-gi |
|Written by||Kim Se-hee|
|Starring||Shin Ha-kyun |
|Music by||Park Ki-heon|
|Cinematography||Son Won-ho |
|Edited by||Shin Min-kyung|
|Distributed by||CJ Entertainment|
|Box office||₩3.7 billion|
Kim Min-jae (Shin Ha-kyun), is a brilliant general who's distinguished himself by protecting the borders of the recently established Joseon dynasty. He keeps a close eye on Yi Bang-won (Jang Hyuk), the fifth son of King Taejo (Son Byong-ho), whom he believes has ambitions of seizing the throne, Jin (Kang Ha-neul), is Kim Min-Jae's son and the King's son-in-law. Due to his position as the King's son-in-law, he is unable to take part in politics and only seeks out pleasure. Yi Bang-won was instrumental in helping his father overthrow the Goryeo dynasty and founding Joseon, but was passed over when Taejo chose his successor. Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae falls in love for the first time with a gisaeng named Ka-hee (Kang Han-na), whom he takes as his concubine, not realizing that she aims to carry out a vendetta against him.
- Shin Ha-kyun as Kim Min-jae
- Sung Yu-bin as young Kim Min-jae
- Jang Hyuk as Yi Bang-won (Prince Jeong'an-gun)
- Kang Han-na as Ka-hee
- Kang Ha-neul as Kim Jin (Kim Min-jae's son)
- Son Byong-ho as King Taejo
- Lee Jae-yong as Jeong Do-jeon
- Choi Moo-sung as Jo Yeong-gyu
- Kang Kyung-heon as Lady Jeong (Kim Min-jae's wife)
- Kim Da-ye as Princess Gyeongsun (Kim Jin's wife)
- Kim Gu-taek as Ha Ryun
- Gi Ju-bong as Jo Jun
- Kim Seung-gi as Yi Je
- Lee So-yoon as Sun-bun (Ka-hee's personal servant)
- Hwang Geum-hee as Mae-hyang
- Sa-hee as Lady Min (Yi Bang-won's wife)
- Kim Young as Kim Min-jae's old servant
- Moon Young-dong as Nam Eun
- Yang Young-jo as Shim Hyo-saeng
- Kim Wang-geun as the Head Eunuch
- Hyun Seok-jun as the Crown Prince
- Jo Hee-bong as a hwajeon owner (cameo)
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- Princess Gyeongsun's actual husband was Yi Je, who was made a separate character in the movie.