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The Attorney (2013)

Byeon-ho-in (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 18 December 2013 (South Korea)
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An ambitious tax attorney decides to represent an old friend in court.

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Woo-seok Yang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kwang Soo Cha ... Park Byung-ho
Seon-Mook Cho Seon-Mook Cho
Ki-Jung Han Ki-Jung Han ... Lee Hong-ki
Sung-ho Hong ... Attorney (as Sung Ho Hong)
Si-wan Im ... Jin-woo (as Si-wan Yim)
Min-Ki Jo ... Prosecutor Kang Young-cheol (as Min-gi Jo)
Won-joong Jung Won-joong Jung ... Attorney Kim Sang-pil
Yeong-ae Kim ... Choi Soon-ae
Do-won Kwak ... Cha Dong-yeong
Jeong-eun Lee ... Apartment owner (as Jung Eun Lee)
Sung-min Lee ... Lee Yoon-taek
Dal-su Oh ... Park Dong-ho
Kang-ho Song ... Song Woo-seok
Young-chang Song ... Judge
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Storyline

A snobbish tax lawyer Song Woo-Seok becomes an attorney of his old friend Jinwoo after seeing him being arrested by military regime. The trial becomes a turning point of Song's life and he decides to devote himself in democratization movement.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

18 December 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Attorney See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$216,035, 7 February 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$557,236

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,547,586
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film is based on the true life story of Roh Moo-Hyun, ex-president of South Korea, who was well known for his human rights activist career as attorney. See more »

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It is a portrait of Korea in the last 100 years.
15 February 2014 | by jong-bhakSee all my reviews

It is not just about a desperate attorney. It is the portrait of Korean culture in its most aching and general aspect in the last 100 years. It depicts the most serious mental and social aspect of Koreans in terms of politics. To understand Korea, you need to be able to identify the different roles of the parties shown here. Mr. Song, the attorney, is the person who had the most typical life of 1970-1980s, as a social survivor in 1990s, and the political figure of 2000s. He is the late president of Korea who represented Korean minds in so many ways. If I have to pick the most Korean Korean in last decades out of media, he is the one. He is the very Korean boy, the young man, and mid-age uncle, and Korean system. This movie's value lies not on anything in its plot, shooting, or else, but it is so accurate in depicting the thinking of Koreans in the last 30 years. It is so reliably and genuinely Korean, any human being can see that it transcends the boundary of a region and country. It is well-done without much exaggeration and over acting. A master-piece and the best actors.


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