The Royal Taylor


Dol-Suk (Han Seok-kyu) is the head designer of the Sanguiwon, those responsible for the attire of royals in the palace. His unsurpassed skill and strict adherence to the rules of royal couture has led to him being highly regarded in the palace to the extent that his elevation to nobleman stature is imminent and almost guaranteed. The appearance in the royal household of maverick designer Kong-jin (Ko Soo) – brought to the palace by nobleman Pan-soo (Ma Dong-seok) – initially causes Dol-suk little more than minor irritation. However, as Kong-jin’s innovative clothing designs become increasingly popular with royals and commoners alike, not only does Dol-suk begin to see him as a threat to the future he has worked so hard to secure but this young, carefree man’s repeated flouting of long-held couture rules also threatens to change the entire royal household forever. With 60% of the budget for spent on sets and costumes, this film is an absolute must-see on the big screen.

By Paul Quinn

Film info
2014. Directed by Lee Won-suk, starring Han Seok-kyu, Ko Soo, Park Shin-hye, Yoo Yeon-seok, 127 mins.

Odeon Panton Street, 09 Nov 15 8:30 pm

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