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South Korea, 2011 (MIFF 2012, Animation)

Director: Yuen Sang-ho


“Mightily provocative in its representation of human debasement, [Yeun Sang-ho's] satire on class inequality burns like acid.” - Hollywood Reporter

This provocative story follows the reunion between two men who reminisce about their school days when they were downtrodden “pigs” and subjected to unflinching brutality from the upper class “dogs” - until the arrival of a charismatic outsider.

Previously a subject that Japanese manga has cornered, this low-budget yet technically adept animation highlights a corrosive inequality in South Korean society. Shocking and disturbing yet also affecting, the film's stylistically sharp, masculine strokes help the pain and fury of these two damaged characters to leap off the screen.

A triple-award winner at the 2011 Busan International Film Festival.

“As allegorical in its animalistic imagery as Lord of the FliesThe King of Pigs announces the arrival of a raw, adult-oriented genre of independent animation in Korea.” - Hollywood Reporter

D/S Yuen Sang-ho P Cho Young-kag Dist Madman Entertainment L Korean w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011

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