The Face Reader

Period, Drama
Sep. 11, 2013
HAN Jae-rim
SONG Kang-ho, LEE Jung-jae, BAEK Yun-shick, KIM Hye-soo
139min

Skillful face reader Nae-kyung was living in seclusion when he’s offered a lucrative partnership with geisha Yeon-hong. He accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s clients, only to get involved in a murder case. With his face-reading skills, Nae-kyung successfully identifies the murderer and his talent is even acknowledged by King Moonjong. The King brings him to his court to identify potential traitors who threaten his reign. However, when the King dies unexpectedly, Nae-kyung is approached by Grand Prince Sooyang, who yearns to rise to the throne by killing the young heir. Nae-kyung decides not to betray the late King and protect the young King, which only gets him closer to his own demise.