Untold Scandal
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Based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses,' this film is set in aristocratic 18th-century Korea at the end of the Chosun Dynasty. The irresistible temptress Lady Cho asks her cad of a younger cousin, Jo-won, to deflower the innocent young Soh-ok, who is to become her husband's concubine. But, his attentions soon shift to the graceful and aloof Lady Sook, who lives according to her convictions as a Catholic. Jo-won becomes obsessed with seducing this chaste woman who has remained celibate for nine years since her husband's death. However, conquering the most virtuous woman in… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A Frenchman may have thought of the story first, but this Korean film pays tribute to the original while perfectly standing on its own."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Pictorially sumptuous and sexually provocative."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"If you've never seen another version and love costume drama, this is the one to see. If you have, you'll probably find it frustrating."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Among the many movie versions of this tale, Untold Scandal is one of the most visually arresting."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Anyone coming to the tale for the first time will not be disappointed--the fierce emotions and devious plot machinations are every bit as effective here as in either the Frears or Forman films."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"An elegant yet unassuming variation [Les Liaisons Dangereuses]."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Of all the Liaisons adaptations, this may be the most sentimental."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Untold Scandal, the latest screen adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a stylish, cool and detached interpretation of an overworked text."
‑ Matthew Smith, Film Journal International
"A gorgeous setting and ferociously charming cast add unexpected depths to this scalding saga of manipulation."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"This deliciously wicked retelling brings fresh suspense and sorrow to the tale."
‑ , E! Online
"Adds a vibrant cultural framework to a familiar story, and it turns out nothing becomes a legend like an Asian makeover."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"Choderlos de Laclos' novel has survived this long for a reason, and Untold Scandal shows us exactly what that is."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Handsome production values, solid ensemble performances and explorations of Far Eastern civilization."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Doesn't have anything new to add to de Laclos' text, but it is an interesting and worthwhile cultural variation on his immortal theme."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"A beguiling mix of the familiar and the exotic, vivid proof that a good story can withstand endless variations without losing its fundamental vitality."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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