He lives with his son, Jin-hyeong, and his brother-in-law, Paeng-heon in the mountains. He quickly becomes renowned for his skill and is soon appointed on the government’s Inspection Board where he unwittingly uncovers a conspiracy for the throne.
Directed by Han Jae-rim, The Face Reader became one of the highest grossing Korean films of all time and won six Grand Bell Awards including Best Film and Best Director.
KOFFIA 2015 presents
The Face Reader (Gwansang)
A period piece set in the Joseon dynasty, this film centres on Nae-kyeong, a talented ‘face reader’ who can assess a person by looking at their face.