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The King of Jokgu

Korean Movie Night New York
"The King of Jokgu" (2013).

Co-presented by Korean Cultural Service NY and Asia Society

Part of Emerging Talent series (April 7 to May 27, 2015)

North American premiere 

The King of Jokgu
(족구왕 Jog-gu-wang)

Directed by Woo Moon-gi
Starring: Ahn Jae-hong, Hwang Seung-un, Jung Woo-sik
2013. South Korea. 104 min. DCP. In Korean with English subtitles.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 pm

In this arguably the funniest and silliest Korean movie in recent memory, man-child Man-seob returns to college after completing compulsory military service. Restless and bored, he campaigns to convert a tennis court into a jokgu (a volleyball/soccer hybrid invented in Korea) court. A tournament is organized, and Man-seob aims to shine on the battlefield and score the heart of a gorgeous girl along the way. Hilarious, satirical, athletic, with a spark of romance, The King of Jokgu reignites all the youthful passion lost in everyday life.

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Korean Movie Night New York is an ongoing, approximately twice-a-month film program that introduces the full spectrum of contemporary and classic Korean cinema to New York audiences, from popular blockbusters, independent films, and documentaries to animation and family movies.



Event Details

Tue 14 Apr 2015
6:30pm - 8:15pm

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at East 70 Street), New York, NY

Free admission. First-come, first-served. Line forms at 5:30 pm. Tickets are distributed at 6:00 pm. One ticket per person only.