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A.k.a.
The Foul King
Year
2000
Runtime
112 min.
Director
Kim Jee-Woon
Genres
Comedy, Sport
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
1,348
Checks
186
Favs
4
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
2.2% (1:47)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. acoltismypassport's avatar

    acoltismypassport

    As Unit 731 said, the funniest moments are when Dae-ho's interacts with his boss. There's one particular scene where Dae-ho sneaks into the office like an assassin, and makes like he's been there the whole time. His boss simply gives him the 'thousand-yard' stare and says 'what the fuck are you?'

    Good, but not great.
    3 years 10 months ago
  2. Unit 731's avatar

    Unit 731

    Even though the movie is about professional wrestling; the obnoxious garbage only watched by ignorant little kids and illiterate white trash, this early Kim Jee-woon is pretty alright. This is due to the fact that the film mostly makes fun of the aforementioned homoerotic charade.

    As a comedy, it works most of the time. Some moments are really funny but others just simply missed their mark. The definite best moments are Dae-ho's interactions with his boss.
    Also, I don't think the film fully takes advantage of the premise but Kang-ho Song makes up for it with his magnificent presence.
    Sadly though, it felt like they ran out of ideas towards the end.

    I prefer Kim Jee-woon's debut over this, due to a better premise and script, but overall this is still a decent film.
    The fact that Kim started his career with comedy is still quite surprising to me.
    5 years 3 months ago
  3. jlfitz's avatar

    jlfitz

    Korean attempt at comedy that almost works. 6 years 4 months ago
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In 2 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #18 in 100 Korean Masterpieces by Film 2.0 (2008 Edition)
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  2. This movie ranks #523 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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