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Portrait of a Beauty (Region-3)
Portrait of a Beauty (Region-3)
Portrait of a Beauty (Region-3)
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Product Description
Korean Title: Miindo
Starring: Kim Min Sun, Choo Ja Hyun, Kim Young Ho, Kim Nam Gil
Director: Jeon Yun Soo
Studio: Planis Entertainment (Korea)
Rating: 18+
Genre: Mature

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>>>This DVD is encoded for Region 3 (See below to make sure which region code is designated to your area). This DVD will NOT be viewable on regular DVD players made for other regions unless they are code-(region-)free DVD players.
* Region 1 - US, US Territories, Canada, Bermuda  /  * Region 2 - Japan, Europe, S Africa, ME incl. Egypt  /  * Region 3 - SE Asia, E Asia incl. S Korea and Hog Kong  /  * Region 4 - Australia, New Zealand, C & S America, Pacific Islands, The Caribbean  /  * Region 5 - Former Soviet Union, Indian Subcontinent, Africa, N Korea, Mongolia  /  * Region 6 - China

About This DVD

Portrait of a Beauty is a 2008 South Korean film directed by Jeon Yoon-soo. Adapted from the novel Painter of the Wind by Lee Jeong-myeong, the film portrays Joseon-era painter Shin Yoon-bok (better known by his pen name, Hyewon) as a being a woman disguised as a man. The Korean entertainment industry has been criticised by scholars for distorting historical facts about the painter, who was unquestionably a man. Portrait of a Beauty opened in South Korean theatres on 13 November 2008.

Born to a family of established court painters, seven-year-old Yun-jeong is a young girl gifted at painting. However, the pressure is on her brother to carry on the proud family tradition, as women arenĄ¯t allowed to become professional painters. While her brother trains to take his place in the court, Yun-jeong helps him out by secretly painting for him. The little girlĄ¯s life is turned upside down when her brother kills himself.

In order to preserve the family honor, she is forced to take her brotherĄ¯s name and lives as a man. Yun-bokĄ¯s genius and talent captures the heart of another great master of the time, Kim Hong-do. But her daring depictions of women are condemned by the royal institute as obscene. Yun-bok meets Kang-mu and falls deeply in love. For the first time, she feels the strong desire to abandon everything she has built and simply be a woman in front of the man she loves. Kang-mu sacrifices all for his love as well. Kim Hong-do, who loved the genius of his best student, ends up loving everything about her, and Seol-hwa, a Gisaeng at the courtesan house, possesses a love for Hong-do that turns into fatal jealousy. The secret behind Shin Yun-bokĄ¯s masterpiece, Portrait of a Beauty, is finally revealed after 250 years of silence.

Audio Format: DD 5.1 Surround, DTS
Video Format: Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic) 
Languages: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean  
Country Made: Korea 
Region Code: 3
Year Made: 2008 
Running Time: 108
Special Features: -


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