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Empire of Lust (2015)

113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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...See moreKim 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 (an artist who worked to entertain others, such as the yangbans and kings. They were also courtesans, providing sexual services) named Ka-hee (Kang Han-na), whom he takes as his concubine, not realizing that she aims to carry out a vendetta against him. See less
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Mar 6, 2015 (United States)

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17 cast members
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Jang Hyuk
Yi Bang-won / King's son / Min-jae's subordinate Yi Bang-won / King's son / Min-jae's subordinate   See fewer
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Kang Ha-Neul
Kim Jin / Min-Jae's son Kim Jin / Min-Jae's son   See fewer
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Shin Ha-kyun
Min-jae / Chief commander Min-jae / Chief commander   See fewer
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Kang Han-na
Ka-hee / Gisaeng (as Kang Han Na) Ka-hee / Gisaeng (as Kang Han Na)   See fewer
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Ju-bong Gi
Jo Jun Jo Jun   See fewer
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Sa Hee
Lady Min / Yi Bang-won's wife Lady Min / Yi Bang-won's wife   See fewer
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Da-Ye Kim
Princess Gyeongsun / Kim Jin's wife Princess Gyeongsun / Kim Jin's wife   See fewer
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Yoo-Bin Sung
Kim Min-Jae (young) Kim Min-Jae (young)   See fewer
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Kim Young-Joo
Prince Jungan's subordinate Prince Jungan's subordinate   See fewer
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Gu-taek Kim
Ha Ryun Ha Ryun   See fewer
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Han Seok-jun
Crown Prince Crown Prince   See fewer
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Sung Yu-bin
Young Kim Min-jae Young Kim Min-jae   See fewer
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Jae-Yong Lee
Jeong Do-jeon Jeong Do-jeon   See fewer
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Hyung-joo Moon
Mother servant Mother servant   See fewer
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Kyung Heon Kang
Lady Jeong / Kim Min-jae's wife Lady Jeong / Kim Min-jae's wife   See fewer
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Son Byong-ho
King Taejo King Taejo   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 431 votes