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For The Emperor (황제를 위하여)

황제를 위하여 (hwang-je-leul wi-ha-yeo)

Directed by Park Sang-joon (박상준)

Screenplay by

Action Film noir

104min | Release date in South Korea :

Crank in 2013/12/06
Crank up 2014/02/17
Based in Busan, Lee Hwan (Lee Min-ki) jumps into a world of put-up games.


For The Emperor | Cast

  • Lee Min-ki (이민기)
    Lee Min-ki (이민기)
    Lee Hwan (이환)
  • Park Sung-woong (박성웅)
    Park Sung-woong (박성웅)
    Jeong Sang-ha (정상하)
  • Lee Tae-im (이태임)
    Lee Tae-im (이태임)
    Cha Yeon-soo (차연수)
  • Kim Jong-goo (김종구)
    Kim Jong-goo (김종구)
    Han-deuk (한득)
  • Jung Heung-chae (정흥채)
    Jung Heung-chae (정흥채)
    Straw cutter (작두)
  • Lee Jae-won-I (이재원)
    Lee Jae-won-I (이재원)
    Kyeong-soo (경수)
  • Park Jin-woo-II (박진우)
    Park Jin-woo-II (박진우)
    Public prosecutor (검사)
  • Kim Ki-moo (김기무)
    Kim Ki-moo (김기무)
    Rockfish (우럭)
  • Yoon Sung-won (윤성원)
    Yoon Sung-won (윤성원)
    Coach Park (박코치)
  • Yang Hee-myung (양희명)
    Yang Hee-myung (양희명)
    Han Yeong-soo (한영수)
  • Yoo Jae-myung (유재명)
    Yoo Jae-myung (유재명)
    Broker (브로커)
  • Yang Sung-woo (양성우)
    Yang Sung-woo (양성우)
    Audi (아우디)
    Jo Yong-hyeon (조용현)
    Han-deuk's assistant (한득비서)
    Lee Yeon-gi (이연기)
    Yacht company president (요트업체사장)
    Goo Man-se (구만세)
    MC (사회자)
  • Kim Jin-hyuk (김진혁)
    Kim Jin-hyuk (김진혁)
    Detective (형사)
    Hwang Dae-joon (황대준)
    Waiter (웨이터)
  • Han Jae-young (한재영)
    Han Jae-young (한재영)
    Tae-moo (태무)
  • Lee Yoo-joon (이유준)
    Lee Yoo-joon (이유준)
    Jong-ho (종호)
    Kim Woo-jin (김우진)
    Ruling party member 1 (여당의원1)
    Yook Hyo-myeong (육효명)
    Ruling party member 2 (여당의원2)
    Park Jae-yeong (박재영)
    Opposition party member 1 (야당의원1)
    Jeon Byeong-deok (전병덕)
    Opposition party member 2 (야당의원2)
  • Park Hyun-woo-I (박현우)
    Park Hyun-woo-I (박현우)
    Emperor's group 1 (황제패1)
    Kim Nam-hoon (김남훈)
    Emperor's group 2 (황제패2)
    Kim Tae-hyeon (김태현)
    Emperor's group 3 (황제패3)
    Jang Han-sae (장한새)
    Emperor's group 4 (황제패4)
    Lee Jin-han (이진한)
    Emperor's group 5 (황제패5)
    Park Min-cheol (박민철)
    Emperor's group 6 (황제패6)
    Kwon Hyeok-joo (권혁주)
    Emperor's group 7 (황제패7)
    Yoo Sang-heul (유상흘)
    Board member 1 (임원1)
    Son Dong-il (손동일)
    Board member 2 (임원2)
    Jo Jae-bong (조재봉)
    Board member 3 (임원3)
    Lee Myeong-sik (이명식)
    Board member 4 (임원4)
    Lee Min-seop (이민섭)
    Homeless assassin 1 (노숙자자객1)
    Hwang Doo-ha (황두하)
    Homeless assassin 2 (노숙자자객2)
  • Lee Sul-goo (이설구)
    Lee Sul-goo (이설구)
    Homeless assassin 3 (노숙자자객3)
    Lee Jeong-hoon (이정훈)
    Homeless assassin 4 (노숙자자객4)
    Son Yeong-nan (손영난)
    Interpreter for foreign investors (외국인투자자통역관)
    Kim Kyeong-ah (김경아)
    News anchor (뉴스앵커)
    Kim Ji-yeong (김지영)
    Female butler (여집사)
    Park Eun-hong (박은홍)
    Cleaning lady (청소부)
  • Kim Mi-seung (김미승)
    Kim Mi-seung (김미승)
    Yeong-soo's wife (영수 처)
    Song Myeong-cheol (송명철)
    Bank teller (은행직원)
    Jeong Hyeon-rok (정현록)
    Funeral home staff (장례식장직원)
  • Choi Hye-jung (최혜정)
    Choi Hye-jung (최혜정)
    Temptation miss 1 (템테이션아가씨1)
    Kim Mi-yeong (김미영)
    Temptation miss 2 (템테이션아가씨2)
    Kang Min-ji (강민지)
    Temptation miss 3 (템테이션아가씨3)
    Joo Hee (주희)
    Temptation miss 4 (템테이션아가씨4)
  • Amy (에이미)
    Amy (에이미)
    Temptation miss 5 (템테이션아가씨5)
  • Hee Jeong (희정)
    Hee Jeong (희정)
    Hotel hostess (호텔호스티스)
    Lee Min-yeong (이민영)
    Motel counter middle aged woman (모텔카운터아줌마)
    Kim Dong-hyeon (김동현)
    Baseball kid (야구공아이)
    Choi Min-jeong (최민정)
    Baseball kid's mom (야구공아이 엄마)
  • Ryu Ui-hyun (류의현)
    Ryu Ui-hyun (류의현)
    Jeong Se-yeong (정세영)
    Korean chess senior (장기노인)
    Kim Dong-hyeon (김동현)
    Straw cutter's group 1 (작두패1)
    Kwon Hyeok-jin (권혁진)
    Straw cutter's group 2 (작두패2)
    Kim Gwang-min (김광민)
    Straw cutter's group 3 (작두패3)
    Song Won-jong (송원종)
    Lee Hwan's stand-in (이환대역)
    Yoon Seong-min (윤성민)
    Straw cutter's stand-in (작두대역)
    Yang Yeong-taek (양영택)
    Han-deuk's bodyguard (한득보디가드)
    Ahn Joon-mo (안준모)
    Baseball newscaster voice (야구 캐스터 목소리)

For The Emperor | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "For The Emperor"

    Lee Hwan (played by Lee Min-ki) is a man who, as far as I can tell, has four goals in life. First, he wants to engage in gruesome violence. It doesn't really matter against who. Second, he wants to run a shady gambling enterprise. Third, he wants to have sex. Fourth, he wants to do drugs. Lee Hwan for the most part succeeds in all these goals. Except to the extent these are probably bad goals in life. In that sense he's failing. "For The Emperor" doesn't really concern itself with the finer subtleties of these plot points though,...More

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 Kwon Ji-hoon (권지훈)
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 Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
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Airing dates : 2014/06/12
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2014.07.06 : 591 352  admissions (total)
As of 2014.06.29 : 580 536  admissions (total)
As of 2014.06.22 : 523 266  admissions (total)
As of 2014.06.15 : 317 110  admissions (total)
As of 2014.06.08 : 1 440  admissions (total)
As of 2014.06.01 : 326  admissions (total)

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