Dae-gi-eui Wang / The King of Pigs
Sang-ho YeunSouth Korea / 2011 / 97' 0''
Europa Cinema, 22:00 h
Cineplexx Centar Kaptol (Hall 3), 22:00 h
Kyung-min, a bankrupt businessman, and journalist Jong-suk were once classmates in middle school. They reunite 15 years later and talk about their school days, in which the rich and powerful students were called 'dogs' and the poor ones 'pigs'. This clear social distinction created an atmosphere that allowed for the privileged to abuse the less fortunate. The hierarchies and systematic humiliations are questioned by no one, and condoned by the school's teachers – at least until the arrival of Chul, who takes on the dogs with clarity of purpose and brutality not seen before in the school. A daring, disturbing and violent animated film about bullying, social status and class difference.
Sang-ho Yeun (1978) graduated in painting from Sangmyung University and established Studio Dadashow where he makes films since 2000. His short animations The Hell: Two Kinds of Life (2006) and Love is Protein (2008) has been screened at many prestigious film and animation festivals. The King of Pigs is his feature debut.
The King of Pigs Production Committee; Sangsangmadang, Studio Dadashow
Anima Sound, Jun-bae Lee
Been Eom (MF-ars)