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100 Years of Korean Cinema: Wild at Heart
The Foul King
 
Director_ KIM Jee-woon
 
Korea 2000 111min 35mm color feature Fiction
Program Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
275 2019. 05. 04 20:30 Jeonju Cine Complex
K E 12 GV
846 2019. 05. 10 19:30 Jeonju Cine Complex
K E 12
Overview

A story of banker Dae-ho who moonlights as a wrestler. When Dae-ho was little, he idolized Ultra Tiger Mask, the only foul-playing wrestler. But the boy has grown into a shy and incompetent adult. But one day he starts to learn wrestling. His lifeless eyes start to sparkle, and muscles break out on his pot-bellied body. He is born again! In the ring, he becomes the vicious Foul King.

Review

A brilliant comedy that contrasts a boring life and the pleasure of adrenaline-charged wrestling. Im Dae-ho is an incompetent man but is thrilled when he performs a cruel, masked pro wrestler. The power of satire comes when we realize that we live under the law of the jungle, corruption and helplessness and that is much surreal and total nonsense. The wrestler makes us laugh through various happenings on the stage but can never escape from his reality. Director Kim shows his wits by leaving the plaintive pathos at the end of laughs. [KIM Youngjin]

CREDIT
  • DirectorKIM Jee-woon
  • ScreenplayKIM Jee-woon
  • ProducerOH Jung-wan
  • CinematographyHONG Gyeongpyo
  • Art DirectorHWANG In-jun
  • EditorKO Im-pyo
  • MusicJANG Younggyu
CastSONG Kang-ho, JANG Jin-young, JANG Hang-seon, PARK Sang-myeon, LEE Won-jong
FILM SOURCE
Korean Film Archive / kofa@koreafilm.or.kr
DIRECTOR
KIM Jee-woon
 
Born in 1964. Including his first feature film The The Quiet Family (1988) he filmed 16 films. He received several awards for The Age of Shadows (2016).
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