Foul King (2000)





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The sophomore effort of writer-director Kim Jee-woon, who had success on the festival circuit with his 1998 black comedy The Quiet Family, Banchik Wang opens by introducing us to harried office grunt Im Dae-ho (Song Kang-ho). Nagged by his father, hassled by his boss, and secretly in love with a female colleague, Dae-ho finds solace in wrestling and the so-called "foul kings," or take-no-prisoners championship wrestlers who will do anything to win a match. He decides to try his own hand at the sport and is eventually -- if reluctantly -- taken on as the pupil of a weathered coach (Jang Hang-seon). Training by the coach's daughter (Jang Jin-yeong) allows Dae-ho to develop self-confidence, and after becoming the accidental victor of his first fight, he prepares for a tag match against reigning champion Yubiho (Kim Su-ro), who wants an easy win to further his career in Japan. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Song Kang-ho
as Dae-ho
Su-ro Kim
as Yubiho
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My only complaint was Netflix only carrying the Cantonese dub and not the Korean original. I mean yeah I love Stephen Chow too but give me the original soundtrack as an option! Anyways the movie itself was pretty good with the Korean sense of humor and style. I guess I would have liked to see the end match turn out differently with the character transformation and realization, but overall a decent movie.

Zachary Long
Zachary Long

Hilarious film about an average worker who becomes a cheat wrestler to prove he is something. He'd be my hero if I was a kid.

Tony Hyde
Tony Hyde

I heard really good things about this, but it was too slow in places, and too long overall. Has some funny moments, but needed more of them.

Mireya S
Mireya S

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