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LKFF: The King of Pigs

3 Nov 2012

After murdering his wife, Hwang Kyung-min, a businessman on the verge of bankruptcy, finds an old classmate, Jung Jong-suk, he hasn't seen for fifteen years. During a reunion dinner they look back on their school days, hiding their present situations.

Back then there was class distinctions amongst students. They use to call a group of students who were particularly cruel, rich and successful "dogs." The dogs exercised a reign of terror by hazing and bullying weaker students, the pigs."Jong-suk and Kyung-min were powerless against the dogs. But when Kim Chul, one of their friends, stood up for the pigs, he fast became their last hope to end the circle of fear. Fifteen years later, he remains a hero. But behind his figure, the two men recall the murky story of their bond.

Dir. Yeon Sang-ho, South Korea, 2011, 97 mins.

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