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King and the Clown
30 October 2010 @ 08:32 pm
This is the LiveJournal account for the unofficial fansite for the Korean movie King and the Clown, recently selected as Korea's entry for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 79th Academy Awards®, 2007 (i.e., the Oscars®).

King and the Clown (왕의 남자 / Wang-ui namja) is adapted from the highly acclaimed Korean play of 2000 titled Yi (You) about Yeonsan-gun, a Joseon dynasty king who falls in love with a court clown who mocks him. The play is based on a small passage from the historical Annals of the Joseon Dynasty that briefly mentions the king's favorite clown. Instead of focusing on the love between the clown and the king, the movie craftfully blends in many other subtexts (life, love, politics, fate, etc) making it a much subtler and deeper, yet highly entertaining, film.

It was the highest grossing Korean film in history (with US$85,000,000 in domestic receipts from 12.3 million viewers), surpassing total admissions of all-time blockbusters Silmido and The Brotherhood of War (Taegukgi), until the horror film The Host (Gwoemul) surpassed it in September 2006. Despite its gross, it had a relatively modest production cost of only approximately US$4.5 million dollars.

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The unofficial King and the Clown fansite is a volunteer effort encompassing documents contributed and maintained by many fans and addicts, as well as a lot of original material not found elsewhere.

We are looking for people interested in discussing different aspects of the movie with others, as well as those interested in translating articles from Korean, Chinese, and Japanese websites to share. We will also be implementing an RSS feed to distribute news and information about the movie. And we're working on some surprises for the future.

We invite you to visit and contribute!

King and the Clown
The King and the Clown Fansite and the Korea Society of New York are very pleased to announce the 7th Annual New York Korean Film Festival (NYKFF).

This year's festival runs from August 21st to September 2nd and features 16 great current and classic films. It also includes an opening night party, Korean Horror Day (sponsored by Tartan Asian Extreme), an Im Kwon-Taek retrospective, and a Q&A with Kim Yong-hwa, director of 200 Pound Beauty - not to mention two showings of King and the Clown.

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As mentioned, King and the Clown will be shown twice as part of the NYKFF:

  • Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 7:00 PM - Cinema Village (Manhattan)

  • Friday, August 31, 2007 at 9:30 PM - BAM Rose Cinemas (Brooklyn)
As part of the festival, the KatC Unofficial Fansite will be hosting raffles during the showings. Come on out, and enter to win a prize! Prizes include items from the movie - including official sets of the hand puppets and the face masks from the movie....

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For more information contact us at the KatC Fansite.

Look forward to seeing you there!
King and the Clown
If you live in or near New York City, the KatC Unofficial Fansite is offering discount tickets to the King and the Clown!

Through the generosity of the New York Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the King and the Clown Unofficial Fansite is offering $8 discount tickets to the movie's screening on Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, at 9:15 pm. The movie will be shown at the Asian Society, 725 Park Ave at 70th St, Manhattan.

To find out how to reserve discount tickets, go to the KatC Fansite at http://www.king-and-the-clown.com and click on the AAIFF icon at the left.

See you there!!!
King and the Clown
01 January 2007 @ 04:21 pm

King and the Clown
31 December 2006 @ 10:52 pm
Happy New Year!!!

Current updates on the website:
  • Festival screenings schedule
  • eCards
  • Translation of Limited Edition DVD menus (with more translations to come!)
Come check it out!
King and the Clown
12 December 2006 @ 12:34 am
The King and the Clown Fansite Bulletin Board is now available, with articles, announcements, and games. Come visit and post!

Current Mood: accomplished
King and the Clown
29 November 2006 @ 08:42 pm
A photo gallery, featuring over fifty stills from the movie, has been added to the website [see more].
King and the Clown
02 November 2006 @ 10:10 pm
kingandtheclown now has its own syndicated feed, katc_fans!

In order to add it to your journal,
  1. Make sure you're logged into your account.
  2. Click on the syndicated feed icon katc_fans.
  3. On the feed page, click on the add friend (or in the case, add feed) link
  4. Add to whichever group you want, and then click Add.
That's it - you'll get the existing entries when you first sign up; then the feed will increment daily, as entries are added.

Leave us a comment below if if you have any questions.