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Character posters for The Face Reader

What cool posters. Here’s another peek at the quirky and mysterious sageuk The Face Reader’s cast, featured in mesmerizing (and slightly jarring) close-up. I can’t stop staring at them, even though they’re kind of unnerving. Or is that why I can’t look away? Of course the extreme focus on faces is thematically relevant to the movie, but with mugs like these, why wouldn’t you? Between the meta teasers and the character posters, I love whoever’s in the promo department of this production company.

The movie features a great ensemble cast led by Song Kang-ho (Snowpiercer), who plays a gifted face reader who tells fortunes based on facial features using the practice of physiognomy. He has an assistant (Jo Jung-seok, You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) and a son who’s learning the craft in his father’s footsteps (Lee Jong-seok, I Hear Your Voice).

The three of them get caught up in a political whirlpool of drama when Grand Prince Suyang (Lee Jung-jae, New World), uncle to a twelve-year old king, vies for the throne himself. He’s opposed by General Kim Jong-seo (Baek Yoon-shik, Gu Am Heo Joon) who had gained a tight grip on the court during the child king’s reign.

The face reader attempts to change the fate of Joseon when he’s called in (along with an entire country’s worth of fortunetellers) to tell Suyang whether or not he’ll be king. Kim Hye-soo (God of the Workplace) plays Joseon’s top gisaeng, whose role remains a mystery.

The character posters feature readings of facial types based on animals, and I swear, it’s uncanny. From top to bottom:

  • Lee Jong-seok – stork
  • Lee Jung-jae – wolf
  • Song Kang-ho – snake
  • Kim Hye-soo – cat
  • Jo Jung-seok – raccoon
  • Baek Yoon-shik – tiger

Is it just the power of suggestion, or do they really look like their animals? And also, how did they get Song Kang-ho’s beard to do that? I especially can’t get over how much Jo Jung-seok looks like a raccoon. That image is just going to linger in my head every time I see him now.

The Face Reader premieres in September.

Via Chosun

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my god more of Jong-Seok, and I just watched School, finally, I had no time before...and watching IHYV. one more and I am in a emotion overload

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[email protected] posters :-D

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I really love these posters! They just pop. and in the best way possible. It's unnerving b/c for some reason I feel when I see those pictures, they are actually intruding in my personal space but I guess that is how one would feel if they are reading your future via your face. lol.

Super interested! can't wait for it to come out!

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Those posters look really great =)

Lee Jong-seok > I know this is totally beside the point but I love the mole under his right eye and the little one on his left upper lip. Call me crazy but I really love them :D

Jo Jung-seok's slight smile just kills me

I am really looking forward to this movie. The premise sounds interesting and some of my favourite actors are in it. So bring it on :D

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My take, but looks like Jong-seok's mole on his upper lip is a little addition (like in Temptation of Wife), but I'm not sure...

The reason I doubt it's a "mole" is because I have one at nearly the same location as Jong-seok's (a little off), only now it looks a bit faded and nearly invisible.

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I'm pretty sure it's real because I noticed it while watching I hear your voice (and fell in love with it^^ xD).

They've probably made it more prominent for the poster but I won't complain^^ It looks great :)

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Simply beautiful. The thematic is fully exploited and you can see that the characters will be at the center of the story, not the events. Lee jung Jae, the sad lonely wolf... OMG, I love this.

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Posters are awesome. Totally are a little unsettling though. I feel like I am all up in their personal space. Or maybe they're in mine?...

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Wow.
Some of my all time favorite actors.
Just breathtaking.

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Love them. really look like old Korean portraits!

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Omg I love these posters soooo beautiful!

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"I especially can’t get over how much Jo Jung-seok looks like a raccoon. That image is just going to linger in my head every time I see him now."

HAHAHAHA!!! GF!! How funny and yet apt can you be??!! HAHAHAHA!!!

Thank God I have TONNES of his lovely, perfect countenance sans moustache and beard from YATBLSS to keep me happpppyyy!! ;)

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Yay! Looks like it may be a sageuk worth watching, unlike some of the others lately. Great cast! I hope they really do it well and not dumb it down with stupidity, like Gu Family etc.

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Whoaaaa...ok now jong suk officially has a lot of "mask" for his acting. I love how he looks different here. But still breathtaking, charming and calm. His narrow eyes are perfect here! Thanks gf for posting this beauty!

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Don't see the animal resemblance. Maybe it is because I don't know who everyone is and what they are supposed to be. One guy's beard kinda looks like a lion's mane, which is kinda cool.

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I like it!!!! Very slick for a Sageuk n.n
Awww the little moles on each of the respective spots on Lee Jeong Seok's face n.n So cute!!!
Jo Jeong Seok..... Need I say more??? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I love the subtlety of his little smirk n.n Such a DAEBAK actor/artist for his art, this oppa <3

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What an incredible cast! I hope the script matches the caliber of acting in this one.

Can't wait!

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Lee Jong Seok is in every project i hear about these days!

I think it`s safe to say we are getting new rival for Kim Soo Hyuns glory!

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I think Lee Jong Seok in this poster can hear my voice.

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Yes, he looks like he's certainly trying! :)

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that's exactly in my mind

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:)

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Lololol punny~~

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Gee, I wonder if physiognomy is a lost art, especially with all the plastic surgery n Korea. Or, can it see the true face, regardless of any cosmetic enhancements? LOL

The cast is great. I hope the story will also be.

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Excellent point about face reading and cosmetic surgery!

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NO, can't see true face after pl surgery.
Some ppl undertake pl surgery to deliberately change some facial feature that r supposed to be unfortunate.
Don't think that's the motivation for most S Koreans who go under the knife tho.

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I totally love these posters. Especially the Song Kang-ho one. I will be tuning in.

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Sounds interesting. I'll be in it for lee jong seok. he is giving my life in IHYV!

there is this one thing that i find jarring about him (just the one)

that nose job. now if it wasn't so obvious i might be able to get past it. but with him you can really tell, and it doesn't look great on his face, so that's the one thing that can make me a bit weary.

Did anyone see him on strong heart a couple of eps back. he was so shy and different from what i expected. maybe because on running man he came across as more confident. but he was endearingly honest on that show , which is sweet. I am a fan though, don't get me wrong. Very talented guy and love his current show.

Girls, will you be reviewing MONSTAR soon though? THE NEW EPISODE JUST ROCKED MY WORLD. but i swear our female protagonist is such a bimbo it's killing me. she just stands there crying, doing nothing. like do something girl, anything. eughhhhh

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I love him as an actor, and his bottom lip is well, uh, appealing, but I have commented before that I find the extreme cosmetic sculpture of his face really jarring at times.

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these people are looking right into my soul.

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Jo Jung-Seok and Lee Jong Seok acting together though, I'm already dying of happiness. Especially JJS, I'm glad he's been getting project's fairly regularly- boy's got talent.

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they all look pretty sad with red eyes. Nothing special about it.
why people think those were awesome pix is beyond me!

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Lee Jong-seok.... those lips... I want to kiss them so badly, and maybe give them a tiny nibble.... I am slowly going crazy, someone help XD Although seriously, am I the only one that thinks like that?

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I'm confused: have they started filming already?

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They're already done filming AND post-production honey, this is alreday promotions.

I think they were filming either before or during Lee Jong-seok's "School 2013" and Kim Hye-soo's "God of the Workplace".

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I thought Kim Hye Soo was Shinee's Taemin, it's uncanny.

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Plot sounds exciting, definitely going to catch this. Especially for LJS.

The promo for this movie has been of fantastic quality, give the marketing dept a raise!

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I feel creeped out by how similar the actors and their respective animals look. *shivers* but hahahaha Jo Jung seok ABSOLUTELY NAILS THE RACCOON LOOK HAHAHAHA LOL

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Still don't get what the deal is w/ Jong-Seok.

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These posters are captivating.
I can feel Lee Jung-jae and Song Kang-ho eyes pierce into me.. *hide*

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heee i'm sorry but the 1st image that came to mind when i saw "Jo Jung Seok = raccoon" is
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9qphUiYkVuKz1AJLJq5_vVKoStTQKpnHD9aDC9jzO7_SpsKTgSw

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the photos look amazing.. so photogenic these ppl *envious* LJS droooool

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It's on my must watch list...Jo Jung Suk and Lee Jong Suk together in one movie, I can't possibly miss that!!

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LOL you're right. These posters are so jarring, yet I can't stop looking at them. Kim Hye Soo looks sooo gorgeous as usual !:)

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The coloring of the portraits reminds me of the old portraits you see in the museums of scholars, royals and such.

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Jongsukkie just takes a minor role in this movie. h=He didn't even have his own poster at first. Then the producer team added it due to his rising popularity. So I hope his scenes will not be cut as much as in Korea and R2B this time.
Wonder if this movie's gonna be published in my country...

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They are sure surfing the wave of LJS's fame but I'm not expecting to see him a lot in this movie. I'm always surprised by the misleading advertising for K movies. Mr Idol taught me this...

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Loved the posters , it certainly shows the details of each ones face....it reminds me also of painter of the wind xD

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Look at my comment below (the link's there), and I'm glad I'm not the only who noticed. XD

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Anyone notice Song Kang-ho's poster having an uncanny resemblance to Yoon Doo-seo (1668-1715)'s self-portrait? (featured in "Painter of the Wind" ep.8, and here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Korea-National.Treasure-240-Yun.Duseo-Joseon-Private.jpg)

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BTW, just to add to Kim Jong-seo's info.

In TPM, just before Munjong dies and his weak 12-year old son Danjong ascends to the throne, with the help of both Munjong and Sejo's full-blood brother, Grand Prince Anpyeong, appoints Kim Jong-seo as the head (yeonguijeong, equivalent to today's Prime Minister) of the State Council (uijeongbu). Meaning Danjong has 2 Regents ruling in his name: Kim Jong-seo as de jure, and Sejo as half-half de jure and de facto.

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Lastly...

The reason why Baek Yoon-shik has the "countenance of a tiger" is because Kim Jong-seo's nickname was apparently 대호 (大虎), aka "Great/Big Tiger".

(yes, I'm a TPM nerd XD)

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I'm excited to see the movie...(or rather excited to download it XD )

But the posters are creeping me out =(

anyway, so nice to see Jong-seok and Jung-seok together.
(geez Im still getting confused with their names! Im so bad with korean names! The easiest korean name I memorized was "Hyun Bin" LOOOL) I wish they'll do a gay-ish movie together.

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Major props to the team behind these posters, they are gorgeous and their washed-out/vintagey feel matches a sageuk perfectly (plus the faces are perfect for the face-reading theme).

Praying for this to get subbed, now...

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Lee Jong-seok, man of the hour. He's honestly everywhere these days

Plot sounds interesting ^^ but as always it'll be a while before I can actually watch it T__T

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Dude. The snake guy looks really cool. It's so fitting to call him the snake with that cool beard and all.

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this is my most anticipated drama so far! my two fave jong-seok's!

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These posters are amazing! Really simple but a showstopper for sure.

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I am definitely looking forward to this movie! I love the movie posters and agree that the cast does resemble the animals that they are linked to. Also, Lee Jung Jae, Jo Jeong Seok & Lee Jeong Seok?! Thank you Korean movie gods. I don't know how I go to be so lucky.

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woa! these posters are intense! :O Can't wait to watch the movie.

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My two Jung/Jong Seoks are here , so yes I'm in!

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