August’s Movie – The King and the Clown


Saturday, August 28, 2006
Adroit College, 1st Floor Conference Room
730 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale

King and the Clown Poster

The surprise success story of 2005, King And The Clown shocked everyone by coming out of nowhere to become the highest grossing film of the year in Korea. The movie dominated at the 43rd Daejong Awards, picking up 10 awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Photography, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. Gam Woo Sung was crowned Best Actor, while Lee Jun Gi, the androgyenous-looking lead who shot to stardom with this film, received the Best New Actor Award.

A modestly produced feature, with a cast featuring no A-list performers, the film is set during the reign of infamous king Yeon-San. Two performing clowns (Lee and Gam Woo Sung from Spider Forest) produce a satirical play, which criticizes the country’s ruler. While this makes them highly popular amongst the common people, it gets them into a world of trouble with the authorities.

*Reservation is required due to the limited seats. (408-716-8443,

*Korean snacks and teas are provided.