by YEUN Sang-ho
South Korea / 2011 / Cert tbc / 97 mins / In Korean with English subtitles / Colour
"…so compelling and complex in its telling, and so elegantly austere in its animation, that you’ll want to see it at least twice" – SIGHT & SOUND
The film is directed by Yeun Sang-ho and stars the voices of familiar Korean actors, Yang Ik-june and Kim Kkobbi from the internationally acclaimed ‘BREATHLESS’(released by Terracotta Distribution in 2009).
‘THE KING OF PIGS’ will be released theatrically in UK from 25th January followed by DVD in March 2013.
Back then there were class distinctions among the pupils. The elite students - 'The Dogs’ - rich, successful and particularly cruel, exercised a reign of terror over the weaker, poorer students - 'The Pigs'.
Fifteen years later, Chul remains a hero. But behind his figure, the two men recall the murky story of their bond and return to the site where the most shocking truth of what happened there is finally revealed.
Production: The King of Pigs Production Committee./ Co-production: Studio Dadashow
Original Character: CHOI Gyu-seok/ Character Design: YEUN Sang-ho, KIM Chang-soo
Art Director: WOO Je-keun/ Editor: YEUN Sang-ho, LEE Yeun-jeong
“..with undeniable fury and a good measure of intelligence” – VARIETY