Kyung-min and Jong-suk couldn’t lead more disparate lives: the first is a businessman and the second is an unemployed writer who lets off steam with his wife. The two of them get together one evening, to reminisce about when they were teenagers in high school, where they were harassed by their classmates and where they met Kim Chul, the only one capable of defending them. A profoundly violent story, The King of Pigs is one of the best examples of what adult animation should be: harsh and complex, determined to stir up the spectator’s conscience.
Seoul, South Korea, 1978. He debuted in direction, in 2000, with the short film D-Day. He was a big hit in the short film festival circuit with his next two pieces The Hell and Love is Protein. The King of Pigs is his first feature length film.
Edition: 2012 Section: Anima't Original language: