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Born in a poor family, Park Tae Soo learns that power is the most important thing in life and decides to become a prosecutor, the biggest symbol of power in the ’90s. After entering the most prestigious law school, experiencing democratic resistance in Korea, Tae Soo finally reaches his goal of becoming a prosecutor but his life is no better than a salaryman. By chance, he joins a clique of powerful prosecutors with wealth and authority. He finally gets a taste of a life of the top hierarchy, but as he enjoys the sweetness of supremacy, he also sees the cruel side of it. (Source: KoBiz) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 中文(台灣)
  • Español
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hr. 14 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 1,702 users)
  • Ranked: #2775
  • Popularity: #3119
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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26 people found this review helpful
May 4, 2022
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Overall 8.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
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A man and his personal story of greed - leading into the repulsive quagmire of a corrupt network

In 2017, "The King" is among the top ten movies in South Korea. The story is a prototypical example for a few extremely powerful men(!) manipulating crime, business & politics within South Korean society. In an idiosyncratic style, the movie conveys an insight into an repulsive quagmire of corrupt networks that run through all social classes. It is about the particular imbalance in the realms of public prosecutors and judiciary, which in the 1990s and 2000s was still massively determined by bribery.

The protagonist tells his personal story of greed (it is always people behind a system...) This is about his climbing to the top and the correspondingly deep fall. He accompanies the events from the off while the story unfolds before the eyes of the viewer in trenchant, impressive scenes. At first, you have to get used to this particular style, but the acting, pace, rhythm and camera nimbly catch the audience by the hand and won't let go until the end.

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coolcancerian
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Mar 6, 2017
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
wow just wow!! i mean how can it not be ..with such power house of talents

jo in sung - never ceases to amaze me....every time he acts he owns the charecter...so natural..not to mention his good looks
jung woo sung is so deadly & menacing..he fits the role to the T
but its ryu jun yeol who actually steals your heart ...a very nice role

on the whole this a well written & well casted movie ..there is no way that it will go wrong
highly recommend this :)
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  • Movie: The King
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hr. 14 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 1,702 users)
  • Ranked: #2775
  • Popularity: #3119
  • Watchers: 4,427

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