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The Foul King (반칙왕)

반칙왕 (Ban-chik-hwang)

Directed by Kim Jee-woon (김지운)

Screenplay by ,

Comedy Drama

112min | Release date in South Korea :

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  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "The Foul King": Masks, Masculinity, and Might

    In the Spotlight this Week: Kim Jee-won's "The Foul King"... Falling squarely within South Korea's 'New Wave', Kim Jee-won's sophomore feature "The Foul King" (2000) was a welcomed spur that helped revitalise South Korea's film industry. The film was not only a box office hit (being the fourth highest-grossing film of its year) but a regional one as well that tailed the likes of "Missions Impossible 2", "Gladiator", and the year's number one film: "JSA - Joint Security Area". It was also the film when Song Kang-ho, according to Korean film journalist and critic Darcy Paquet, "first displayed the emotional depth that would characterise his later roles",...More
  • [HanCinema's Image Gallery] "The Foul King"

    A selection of shots from Kim Jee-won's "The Foul King"... Featuring the prolific Song Kang-ho as a pathetic banker turned professional wrestler, "The Foul King" is a telling drama about personal conviction and masculinity in modern Korean. This, Kim's second feature, become a box office hit back in 2000, but was also a regional hit as the world was being introduced to a new wave of Korean cinema. It's a funny, unforgettable, and, most of all, a dramatically inspiring event that is not to be missed. Enjoy! [Spoilers],...More
  • Seol-Song-Kim, the time has come

    2013/09/29, Source,
    Seol Kyeong-gu, Song Kang-ho and Kim Yoon-seok come back with movies. Seol Kyeong-gu (45), Song Kang-ho (46) and Kim Yoon-seok (45) all come back with movies,...More
  • Korean Filmmaker Serves Up a Schwarzenegger-style Action Film

    2013/01/18, Source,
    Arnold Schwarzenegger finished his stint as Governator of California and is back in film! His action movie "The Last Stand" is opening in the US this week and it's his first leading role in a decade since Terminator 3. It's also a milestone film for director Kim Jee-woon. While Kim is well-known in Korea, this is his very first English language and Hollywood movie. Official movie poster for "The Last Stand". Photo Credit: Schwarzenegger plays Ray Owens, the resigned sheriff of a small town on the US-Mexican border where there's not much crime to fight. But when notorious drug cartel leader Gabriel Cortez escapes FBI custody and speeds towards Mexico with a hostage, Sheriff Owens is forced to stop him. Owens' sleepy little town is straight in the path of Cortez's escape and the scene is set for a fierce, no-holds-barred showdown,...More
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 Produced by
 Lee Mi-yun (이미연)
 Oh Jeong-wan (오정완)
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
 Lee So-yeong (이소영)
 Production department
 Hong Kyeong-pyo (홍경표)
 Kim Jae-yeon (김재연)
 Production department
 Lee Byung-hoon (이병훈)
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Ko Im-pyo (고임표)
112 min 35mm
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Release date in South Korea : 2000/02/04

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