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The Foul King (2000)

Banchikwang (original title)
Dae-Ho is an unproductive bank clerk who is late to work every morning and the object of his manager's frustrations. He was a fan of TV wrestling as a child, but can't get out of a headlock... See full summary »

Director:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)

Writer:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)
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Credited cast:
Ho-kyung Go Ho-kyung Go
Seong-sik Han Seong-sik Han ... Ring announcer
Hang-Seon Jang Hang-Seon Jang ... Jeong
Jin-young Jang Jin-young Jang ... Min-young Jang
Woong-in Jeong ... Choi Doo-sik
Doo-hong Jung Doo-hong Jung ... Main Referee
Ga-Yeon Kim Ga-Yeon Kim ... Miss Cho
Soo-Ro Kim Soo-Ro Kim ... Yu Bee-ho (as Su-ro Kim)
Won-jong Lee ... Dae-san Oh
Gye-nam Myeong Gye-nam Myeong ... Dal-chi
Sang-Myeon Park Sang-Myeon Park ... Baek-san Tae
Sung-woong Park ... Gym clerk
Goo Shin ... Dae-Ho's father
Kang-ho Song ... Dae-Ho
Young-chang Song ... Assistant Manager
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Dae-Ho is an unproductive bank clerk who is late to work every morning and the object of his manager's frustrations. He was a fan of TV wrestling as a child, but can't get out of a headlock. He finds a local wrestling trainer and through a series of events eventually starts to train. He is slowly transformed as he begins his second job as the cheating villain wrestler known as the Foul King. He starts to stand up for himself in odd ways that are not really in his own best interest. Events get out of hand as conflicting influences come together. Written by Scott, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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This outrageous comedy was a box office smash for a reason.
7 April 2001 | by vanrosssSee all my reviews

This outrageous comedy was a box office smash in Korea for a reason. It was hilarious and poignant! The direction was terrific as the tone was always right on, and placed every event into the evolution of the story. The absurd slapstick humor hides the statement about barriers of social status and changes to one's life. The performances make this film even more outstanding.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

29 January 2000 (South Korea) See more »

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