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The Foul King

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The Foul King

The Foul King
Theatrical poster
Hangul 반칙왕
Hanja 反則王
Revised Romanization Banchikwang
McCune–Reischauer Panch‘ikwang
Directed by Kim Jee-woon
Produced by Lee Mi-yeon
Written by Kim Jee-woon
Starring Song Kang-ho
Distributed by Mirovision
Release dates
  • February 4, 2000 (2000-02-04)
Running time 112 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget $1,600,000

The Foul King (Hangul: 반칙왕; RR: Banchikwang) is a 2000 South Korean comedy-drama film, written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. It was Kim's second feature-length film after The Quiet Family. Like the director's debut film, The Foul King also stars Song Kang-ho, this time as an incompetent bank clerk who takes up a career in professional wrestling, adopting the moniker "The Foul King" in the ring.[1]


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Im Dae-ho (Song Kang-ho) has been a huge fan of professional wrestling since his childhood. In South Korea, a wrestler called Kim Il was a big star in the 1970s, but Dae-ho preferred a cheating fighter called Ultra Tiger Mask. Years later, when his job at a bank isn't going well, Dae-ho decides to try professional wrestling himself.



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