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Banchikwang (2000)

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 »

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Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)

Writer:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ho-kyung Go Ho-kyung Go
Hang-Seon Jang Hang-Seon Jang ... Jeong
Jin-young Jang Jin-young Jang ... Min-young Jang
Woong-in Jeong ... Doo-sik
Doo-hong Jung Doo-hong Jung ... Main Referee
Ga-Yeon Kim Ga-Yeon Kim ... Miss Cho
Su-ro Kim Su-ro Kim ... Yu Bee-ho
Won-jong Lee ... Dae-san Oh
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
Mi-kyeong Yoon Mi-kyeong Yoon
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Sport

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

29 January 2000 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A csalás királya See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Your face will hurt from smiling
16 May 2004 | by bratzoSee all my reviews

Kang-Ho Song is a genius.

He reminds me of Buster Keaton. What is amazing is to see the other films he is in. Once you have seen this, make sure you check out YMCA Baseball, and then for something completely different, JSA (Joint Security Area). It is clear that some of the best films lately are being made in Korea, and he seems to be a part of them. His gift for physical comedy is remarkable, and this movie keeps going in directions I did not expect.

Anyone who has worked in an office will understand this film. It is not only for WWF fans, in fact I HATE Wrestling...but this is something altogether different.

Do yourself a big favor, see Foul King, JSA, and YMCA Baseball, and then lets start the North American Kang-Ho Song fan Club.


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