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The Foul King (Banchikwang) (2000)

The Foul King
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(16 ratings)
7.1 IMDB rating

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Jin-Young Jang

Jin-Young Jang

Min-young Jang
Su-ro Kim

Su-ro Kim

Yu Bee-ho

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Description: 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 jo ... (more)
Release date: 29 January 2000
UPC: 601641005647
(2), Korea (1), South Korea (1), 2000s (1), East Asia (1)
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"Usually people mention Jee-woon's first movie ("The Quiet Family"), but I think this second one was better thought and funnier. It's a classic zero to hero story, except it's actually a zero to...still zero sarcastic comedy. A curiosity: I think this was the first movie featuring the always-fun-to-watch Song Kang-ho in a leading role. He was in a lot of movies in this list and basically in every historically-relevant-to-give-birth-to-the-new-korean-cinema movie; he's probably the biggest south"

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"15.03.11 / dvd"

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