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The Man Standing Next (2020)

Namsan ui bujangdeul (original title)
In the 1970s Korea is under the absolute control of the president Park who controls the KCIA the organization with the edge over any branch of government.

Director:

Min-ho Woo

Writer:

Min-ho Woo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Byung-Hun Lee ... Kim Kyu-Pyeong
Sung-min Lee ... President Park
Do-won Kwak ... Park Yong-gak
Hee-joon Lee ... Kwak Sang-Cheon
So-jin Kim So-jin Kim ... Deborah Shim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andreas Fronk ... Actor
Hyun-Joon Ji Hyun-Joon Ji ... Ham Dae-Yong
Suk-Tae Joo Suk-Tae Joo ... Shin Ik-Chi
Min-Sang Kim Min-Sang Kim ... Chief of staff
Seung-Hoon Kim Seung-Hoon Kim ... Professor Im
Do-Guk Lee Do-Guk Lee ... Chief of protocol
Tae-Hyung Lee Tae-Hyung Lee ... Yoo Dong-Hoon
Lee Leonard Lee Leonard
John D. Michaels ... Congressman Harrington
Ji-il Park Ji-il Park ... Chief secretary
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In the 1970s Korea is under the absolute control of the president Park who controls the KCIA the organization with the edge over any branch of government. The director of case CIA is the seemingly most prospective second in command midst of rain I fear for McKay CIA director, who knows all about the governments obscure operations exiles to the US where the investigation of corrugate is underway as attention escalates the stifling political maneuvering by the second in command unfolds

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History | Thriller

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English | French

Release Date:

24 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,514, 26 January 2020

Gross USA:

$113,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,554,833
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Slow, But Worthwile
21 February 2020 | by iboso64See all my reviews

One thing that kept going over and over in my mind was that this was based on a story that was serialized into 60 parts, in some magazine. And yet, with packing each episode into less than two minutes per, very little happens. Until about the last twenty minutes or so. Okay, so plenty happens, but not enough. This is one of those films that could have lost a few seconds, on average, from each and every shot. It would have made a taut 104 minutes, rather than an often tedious 114.


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