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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 :

"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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 Kim Il-kwon-I (김일권)
 Production department
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Background creation
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Animation team
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Character design
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Yeon Sang-ho (연상호)
 Hong Deok-pyo (홍덕표)
 Drawing Manager
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Airing dates : 2011/11/03
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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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