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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

    2014/07/26
    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"

    2014/07/26
    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

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 Produced by
 Lee Mi-yun (이미연)
 Oh Jeong-wan (오정완)
Distribution
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
Staff
 Lee So-yeong (이소영)
 Production department
 Hong Kyung-pyo (홍경표)
 Cinematographer
 Kim Jae-yeon (김재연)
 Production department
 Lee Byung-hoon (이병훈)
 Score composer
 Jung Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Martial arts director
 Ko Im-pyo (고임표)
 Editor
 Park Yong-soo-I (박용수)
 Lighting/cinematography department
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112 min 35mm
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Airing dates : 2000/02/04

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