Untold Scandal is a 2003 South Korean film based the 18th-century French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Directed by E J-yong, the film brings the intriguing story of the original novel to the setting of late 18th-century Joseon Dynasty Korea.
The story revolves around the cunning Jo-won (Bae Yong-Joon), who is challenged by his equally conniving cousin, Lady Cho (Lee Mi-sook), to seduce a seemingly innocent young widow, Lady Jeong (Jeon Do-yeon), who has sworn to remain chaste after her husband's death. As the games of seduction unfold, the characters are drawn into a whirlwind of desire. The film is noted for its stunning visuals and sensational performances, which led it to receive many Korean film awards.
(Summary by FreeGreatMovies.com)