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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.

Director:

Jae-rim Han

Writer:

Jae-rim Han
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Cast

Credited cast:
In-Sung Jo ... Park Tae-Soo (as In-seong Jo)
Sung-Woo Bae ... Yang Dong-Chul (as Bae Sung-Woo)
Woo-sung Jung ... Han-Kang Sik
Jun-yeol Ryu ... Choi 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 ... Sanghee Secretary 1 (as Jiwon Cha)
Soo-Yeon Han Soo-Yeon Han
Seung-eon Hwang Seung-eon Hwang ... Jeon Hee-seong
Myeong-gap Jang Myeong-gap Jang ... Uhm Hyun-Ki
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)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

18 January 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The King See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,886,707
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Woojoo Film See more »
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Great movie!
7 May 2017 | by jykucbSee all my reviews

I thought it was a great satire of modern Korean history, with a tongue-in-cheek approach. It was well filmed and acted, with a great soundtrack. One thing though, the subtitles were horrible (ie. missing translations, etc...), would have been nice to have a better translation. I hope the director releases the extended cut on blu ray (supposedly has more scenes with the gangster friend, wife, and last act). The movie may not be for everyone, but I really enjoyed it!


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