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The King (2017)

Deoking (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 18 January 2017 (South Korea)
The story of a young prosecutor who rises swiftly to power, but tumbles even quicker.

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Jae-rim Han
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Credited cast:
In-sung Jo ... Park Tae-Soo (as In-seong Jo)
Seong-woo Bae ... Yang Dong-Chul (as Bae Sung-Woo)
Woo-sung Jung ... Han-Kang Sik
Jun-yeol Ryu ... Doo-II (as Ryoo Joon-Yeol)
Eun-chae Jung ... Tae Soo's Sister (as Jeong Eun-Chae)
Ah-jung Kim ... Sang-Hee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ko Asung ... Ms. Kim (as Ah-sung Ko)
Liz Cha Liz Cha ... Sanghee Secretary 1 (as Jiwon Cha)
Soo Yeon Han Soo Yeon Han
Seung-eon Hwang Seung-eon Hwang ... Jeon Hee-seong
Do-won Jeong ... Prosecutor (as Do-won Jung)
In-gi Jeong ... High rank prosecutor
Won-joong Jung Won-joong Jung ... Moon Hee-goo
Eui-sung Kim ... Kim Eung-Soo (as Kim Eui-Song)
So-jin Kim So-jin Kim ... Ahn Hee-yeon (as Kim So-Jin)
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Park Tae Soo was born to a difficult family, one day he wanted to be a prosecutor. He was able to achieve his dream accepted in one of the best university in South Korea and became a prosecutor. Park Tae Soo is one of the best prosecutor although he is the youngest among them. Then everything changed when he meet Han Kang Sik, prosecutor who has the power of the king, but then Tae Soo see what's behind the curtain, the movie reflected the power of the prosecutors on the 90s. Written by Unknown

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

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The King Review: Great entertainer with its two leading men winning all the way!
9 December 2017 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: The King (15)

Rating: 4.5/5

I'm not a big fan of political films. INSIDE MEN in 2015 was a very well made film, while NEW WORLD in 2013 was an equally disappointing film. THE KING, however had my expectations sky-high ever since I saw the trailer. I wanted to see it because it seemed just more than an ordinary political potboiler. I'm happy I saw it today and I fully enjoyed it, something which is not very common in case of films of this genre.

THE KING is dominated totally by the handsome and skilled actors, JO IN- SUNG and JUNG WOO-SUNG. You can totally trust them for their performances are so good that for a moment it's difficult to believe they're "acting". Rest of the cast does a great job too, especially RYU JUN-YEOL, who shows he's a terrific actor with his strong facial expressions and fighting skills.

The screenplay is racy, though at times one can feel that the film could've been a little shorter. The duration factor is taken care of by the pleasant background score, splendid visuals, powerful emotions, surprising thrills and some well-placed and choreographed action sequences.

I can only praise THE KING more and more for its cinematic excellence. It's not just entertaining, but has some really creative and artistic shots which deserve a huge praise. It's a solid action-crime drama that immediately needs to be seen!


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