The Princess and the Matchmaker
The Princess and the Matchmaker is a 2018 South Korean period romantic comedy-drama film directed by Hong Chang-pyo. The film stars Shim Eun-kyung, Lee Seung-gi, Kim Sang-kyung, Yeon Woo-jin, Kang Min-hyuk, Choi Woo-shik and Jo Bok-rae. The film tells story of a saju expert, Seo Do-yoon, who received an order from the King to help him pick a husband for his daughter, Princess Song-hwa, based on their fortune. It is the second installment of Jupiter Film's three-part film project on the Korean fortune-telling traditions, following The Face Reader which was released in 2013 and followed by Feng Shui later in 2018.
|The Princess and the Matchmaker|
|Directed by||Hong Chang-pyo|
|Written by||Lee So-mi|
|Edited by||Nam Na-yeong|
|Music by||Kim Dong-gi|
|Distributed by||CJ Entertainment|
|Box office||US$9.9 million|
Princess Songhwa of the Joseon era refuses her fate to marry one of four suitors deemed to have good marital compatibility with her. She then escapes from the palace to find the man she truly loves.
- Shim Eun-kyung as Princess Songhwa
- Lee Han-seo as Young Princess Songhwa
- Lee Seung-gi as Seo Do-yoon
- The fortune-teller
- Yeon Woo-jin as Yoon Shi-kyung
- First candidate for Princess Song-hwa's husband. He is an ambitious man of ability.
- Kang Min-hyuk as Kang Hwi
- Second candidate for Princess Song-hwa's husband who is a gifted man with good looks.
- Choi Woo-shik as Nam Chi-ho
- Third candidate for Princess Song-hwa's husband, a warm and a polite man known for his filial piety.
- Kim Sang-kyung as King
- Jo Bok-rae as Gae-shi
- Park Sun-young as Young-bin
- Lee Yoon-gun as Park In
- Kim Do-yeop as Jo Yoo-sang
- Kim Joo-hun as Yook Son
- Han Sung-yun as Song-hwa
- Park Choong-sun as Eunuch Jang
- Cho Soo-hyang as Man-yi
- Kim Do-yeop as Jo Yoo-sang
- Lee Yong-nyeo as Court lady Han
- Joo Da-young as Princess Yeo-hee
- Min Areum as Princess 3
- Son Seong-chan as Judge 2
- Park Won-ho as Sang-moon
- Lee Jung-hyun as Ugly man 1
- Yoon Yoo-sun as Eu Ah-ri
- Song Yeong-jae as Royal Observatory professor
- Song Kwang-won as Princess 1's suitor
- Lee Sun-bin as Princess 1
- Han Ji-an as Gisaeng 1
- Ahn Ji-ho as Deok-goo
Principal photography began on September 9, 2015, and wrapped on December 23, 2015.
On January 31, 2018 a promotional press conference was held with the main cast and the director at the event. The main trailer for the film was unveiled on February 9, 2018. The Princess and the Matchmaker was released in the local cinemas on February 28, 2018.
The film maintained the number one spot for six consecutive days since its release and surpassed one million viewers on its seventh day.
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- "Daum영화 <궁합>".
- "영화 [궁합] 상세정보".
- Korean version of Four Pillars of Destiny or commonly known as Matchmaking
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