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The Drug King (2018)

Ma-yak-wang (original title)
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Set in Busan, South Korea during the 1970s, Lee Doo-sam builds an empire as a drug smuggler in the Busan underworld, while public prosecutor Kim In-goo attempts to take down Lee Doo-sam.

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Min-ho Woo

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Min-ho Woo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Lee Doo-sam
Jung-suk Jo ... Kim In-goo
Doona Bae ... Kim Jeong-ah
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ga-Yoon Heo Ga-Yoon Heo ... Jong-Soon
Woo-jin Jo ... Jo Seong-kang
Dae-Myung Kim ... Lee Doo-hwan
So-jin Kim So-jin Kim ... Seong Sook-kyeong (as Kim So-Jin)
Hee-jin Lee Hee-jin Lee
Hee-joon Lee ... Choi Jin-Pil
Sung-min Lee ... Seo Sang-hoon
Kyung-hye Park Kyung-hye Park ... Lee Kyung-Ja
Je-mun Yun ... Yakuza
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Set in Busan, South Korea during the 1970s, Lee Doo-sam builds an empire as a drug smuggler in the Busan underworld, while public prosecutor Kim In-goo attempts to take down Lee Doo-sam.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

19 December 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Drug King See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not bad but not great
26 February 2019 | by thekingsdomSee all my reviews

At 2:18 this film was 30 minutes too long and it dragged a tad. I watched it two sittings, and by the end, I was jumping forward in bits. It's a bit slow and it doesn't know whether it wants to be a comedy or a serious film. Having said that, it's an ok watch. If you're a bit bored and fancy seeing 1970s South Korea, then it's not bad. 5/10 for me.


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