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The President's Last Bang
The President's Last Bang
6.9
/10
375 Ratings

THE PRESIDENT'S LAST BANG

Geuddae geusaramdeul

Directed by Im Sang-soo
South Korea, 2005
Crime, Drama, History

Synopsis

Korean CIA chief Kim secretly nurtures personal disgust with his dissolute president’s embarrassing appetites and impatience with his dissent-mired nation. During a banquet with President Park, Kim impulsively improvises a conspiracy that will change the course of world politics.

Synopsis

Korean CIA chief Kim secretly nurtures personal disgust with his dissolute president’s embarrassing appetites and impatience with his dissent-mired nation. During a banquet with President Park, Kim impulsively improvises a conspiracy that will change the course of world politics.

Our take

One of the most exciting Korean directors working today, Im Sang-soo showed up at Cannes with this controversial political-thriller-turned-dark-comedy. Sued and originally censored, it nonetheless won critical acclaim—a story too impossible to believe, and too insane to be made up!