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The Client (의뢰인)

의뢰인 (Eui-roi-in)

Directed by Sohn Young-sung (손영성)

Screenplay by ,


123min | Release date in South Korea :

Battle of wits as a lawyer slowly uncovers the truth that his client tries to hide
Defense attorney Kang receives a notorious case to defend Han, who is accused of killing his wife. Even though her body is not discovered, the general public is quick to label him as the devil-reincarnate and begs for a shift guilty verdict. Itís a difficult case but Kang is confident that he will prevail. The defendant is an enigmatic character with OCD who canít express his thoughts clearly. Fortunately for him, there is no murder weapon but he doesnít have an alibi either. The prosecutor handling Hanís case is also Kangís archrival, and is determined to bring down Han for the murder and his lawyer along with him. Kang digs into Hanís case in order to uncover evidences to clear his clientís name.


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 Produced by
 Kim Jho Kwang-soo (김조광수)
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Kim Joon (김준)
 Art director
 Kim Sun-min (김선민)
123 min 
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Airing dates : 2011/09/29
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2011.11.13 : 2,395,585 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.06 : 2,393,392 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.30 : 2,375,363 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.23 : 2,281,264 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.16 : 2,040,368 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.09 : 1,553,493 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.02 : 708,724 admissions (total)
As of 2011.09.25 : 69,302 admissions (total)

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