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King of Pigs (돼지의 왕)

돼지의 왕 (Doae-ji-eui Wang)

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)

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97min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
"Hell, Two Lives", and "Love Is Protein" (from "Indie Anibox : Selma's Protein Coffee") director Yeon Sang-ho's first long animation, targeted to adults about the cruelty of reality and human nature.
Following on the success of "Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild", which broke the box office record for Korean animation, selling over 2 million tickets, "King of Pigs" offers yet another kind of meaningful film in Korean animation history. Director Yeon Sang-ho has worked on his own since 1998 and made this, his feature debut, with a budget of only $150,000. Unlike most commercial animated films, it targets strictly adults, being a cruel thriller about two middle school friends reunited 15 years after graduation. The film reveals a shocking story of bitter doom and gloom and the grim visual style goes with it. Voice actorsí performances and animation work are impressive. The film also casts a serious and critical view on social issues as well. It goes without saying that Pig characters are the personification of us in the modern society. (JEON Chanil)

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Fake": An Animated Nightmare

    2014/09/13,
    In the spotlight this week: Yeon Sang-ho's "The Fake" There are no heroes in Yeon's dystopian dreamscapes. Within both "King of Pigs and "The Fake" you'll find worlds that resemble the life-sustaining mush under a moist log, dank ecosystems alive with poisons and pessimism; here is where Yeon's Pigs wallowed, and then, in 2013, he sent three haunted men to a ghost town for a mexican meltdown. "The Fake" pivots around three men: a reformed pastor, a slick charlatan, and a gnarly and cynical thug. This is similar to the trio of testosterone found in "King of Pigs", but here our lead's pasts are chasing them down like dogs,...More
  • [HanCinema's Image Gallery] "The Fake"

    2014/09/13,
    A selection of stills from Yeon Sang-ho's "The Fake" Yeon's feature debut "King of Pigs" was a disturbing and violent look at schoolyard bullying and masculine madness. It was a gritty piece of animation that quickly made the rounds on the festival circuits and flagged Yeon as a unique, if not pessimistic, filmmaker with mind for mayhem and human tragedy. His follow-up film, "The Fake", was equally disturbing and dark and continued in the same violent vein as Yeon's hard-hitting opener…Enjoy! [SPOILERS],...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "High School - Love On" Episode 7

    2014/08/29,
    The drama takes an immediate dark turn toward serious bullying issues here. This isn't the casual poorly planned impulsive stuff "High School - Love On" has taken on so far. There's an actual deliberate, maliciously detailed plan here to tear Seul-bi down. And the worst of it is that there's one huge glaring flaw in the entire enterprise. Assuming Seul-bi stole the cell phone, why would she willingly take it out of her backpack for the entire class to see?,...More
  • X-rated anime the first to be released on IPTV

    2014/07/10, Source,
    The relationship between love and sex is examined in the adult-themed anime that is available exclusively on IPTV and mobile carriers. Provided by Adam Space With its release through IPTV providers yesterday, the adult-only anime film "Shining Modern History" (also known as "Crazy Hyundae-sa") made history by forgoing a cinematic release. The webtoon it is based on, "Shining Modern History" - meaning both "contemporary history" and the name of the male lead - was released through the portal website Daum in 2012. It was penned by Kang Dong-ha of "Great Catsby" and "Killing Romance" fame,...More
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Staff
 Kim Il-kwon-I (김일권)
 Production department
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Background creation
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Editor
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Animation team
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Character design
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Animation
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Storyboard
 Hong Deok-pyo (홍덕표)
 Drawing Manager
Technics
97 min 
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www.studiodadashow.c...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2011/11/03
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2012.05.20 : 19†366 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.12 : 18,862 admissions (total)
As of 2012.01.08 : 18,805 admissions (total)
As of 2011.12.11 : 18,354 admissions (total)
As of 2011.12.04 : 17,526 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.27 : 15,693 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.20 : 13,003 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.13 : 8,794 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.06 : 4,078 admissions (total)

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