The Man Standing Next (2020)
August 9, 2023 10:39 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of President Park, who controls the KCIA, the organization with the edge over any branch of government.

Starring Lee Byung-hun, Lee Sung-min, Kwak Do-won, Lee Hee-jun, Kim So-jin, Seo Hyun-woo, Kim Min-sang, Kim Hong-pa.

Directed and co-written by Woo Min-ho. A South Korean production in Korean.

84% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Widely available streaming. JustWatch.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Fluid, interesting look into Koreagate.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:12 AM on August 9, 2023

This looks really interesting. I know only the bare minimum about the time; will I still appreciate the movie, or should I do some quick research before watching?
posted by The corpse in the library at 12:24 PM on August 9, 2023

Outside of a few pause and check Wikipedia moments, you should be able to follow along without difficulty.

Differentiating all of the men named Kim or Park in similar suits is not the easiest for someone with my issues with facial recognition though.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:28 PM on August 9, 2023 [1 favorite]

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