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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 »

Director:

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
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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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Disappointing, but OK
20 August 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I have seen Kang-ho Song in many films: Thirst; The Good, the Bad, the Weird; The Host; Sympathy for Lady Vengeance; Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance; Joint Security Area; Shiri; and now, The Foul King.

There is no doubt about his acting abilities, not of director Ji-woon Kim, who kept things moving and presented a good film.

It was a drama about a man that had no confidence in himself, and developed it only when he took up wrestling. Hiding behind a mask allowed him to be someone else. You can guess the eventual outcome.

It was funny at the same time. Unfortunately, it is not the humor that I especially enjoy. If there was an American remake, it would easily feature Adam Sandler - not a great recommendation.


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