Korean Drama “The King” Gets its UK Premiere at the Picturehouse Central cinema on June 12th

The London Korean Film Festival has revealed the fourth of its teaser screenings in the form of The King, a film billed as the Korean Wolf of Wall Street. Audiences will be able to enjoy seeing the rich and powerful wallow in their avarice and the drama in seeing them rise and fall. The trailer looks flashy enough!

Here are the details:

The King   The King Film Poster

Release Date: January 18th, 2017

Running Time: 134 mins.

Director:  Han Jae-rim

Writer: Han Jae-rim (Screenplay),

Starring: Zo In-sung, Jung Woo-sung, Bae Sung-woo, Ryoo Joon-yeol, Kim Eui-sung, Kim A-joong, Jung Eun-chae,


Synopsis from the LKFF: After seeing his small-time crook father humiliated by a visiting prosecutor, juvenile delinquent Tae-su (Cho In-sung) realises where the real power in this world is found. When, after years of study, the long hours and meagre pay offered by his position don’t provide the life he desires, Tae-su puts his morals aside and takes up with the most powerful prosecutors in the country, led by the charismatic Han Kang-sik (Jung Woo-sung). Introduced into a world of money, parties and long-sought after power, Tae-su enjoys life at the top but with a career built upon a web of corruption, and with violent gangsters, a wronged wife and shady friends all gunning for him, how long can it last?

The film will be screened at the Picture House Central (tickets) on June 12th at 18:30.

2 thoughts on “Korean Drama “The King” Gets its UK Premiere at the Picturehouse Central cinema on June 12th

  1. humbledaisy1

    Jo In Sung is a powerful actor and I think that his last movie (he’s been in a lot of dramas) was in 2008 so this will be good! I’ll be looking for it here in the states.

    1. Thanks for the comment! I checked his filmography and he has not appeared in much and yet his next project looks pretty huge. I must admit that the trailer didn’t quite get me for this one.

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