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Sang-ho Yeon (screenplay)
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3 November 2011 (South Korea) See more »
Jong-suk and Kyung-min meet up to talk about their high school past, it's been 15 years since they last talked. It brings up all kinds of memories. | Add synopsis »
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 (From Variety - Film News. 26 April 2016, 11:56 AM, PDT)

DVD Review: 'The King of Pigs'
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Film Review: 'The King of Pigs'
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  (in credits order)
Ik-joon Yang (as Ik-june Yang)
Jeong-se Oh (as Jung-se Oh)
Hye-na Kim

Kkobbi Kim (as Kkobbi Flowerain Kim)
Hee-von Park

Directed by
Sang-ho Yeon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sang-ho Yeon  screenplay

Produced by
Young-kag Cho .... producer
Original Music by
Been Eom 
Film Editing by
Yeon-jeong Lee 
Sang-ho Yeon 
Art Direction by
Je-keun Woo 
Sound Department
Jun-bae Lee .... sound

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Also Known As:
"Dwae-ji-ui wang" - South Korea (original title)
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97 min

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5 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Thin line, 20 November 2012
Author: kosmasp

The movie tries to get in a really tough subject matter. While doing so, it does steer away too much though. The constant flashbacks (Rashomon this ain't) and the pace do not work in favor of the movie. The subject is very serious indeed (bullying) and is not to be taken lightly (no matter what country it happens and it unfortunately happens a lot), but while the movie does not take it lightly, it does try too hard. The moral finger pointing is heavy ... too heavy.

The anime style is good throughout, but the movie still felt like it had double the running time. One other thing that made it penetrating and almost unbearable were the subtitles. The filmmaker is (likely) not responsible for those, but it does add to the overall dissatisfaction you might feel while watching this. A feeling that arises because you might feel that this subject matter could've been handled better.

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