Dwae-ji-ui wang (The King of Pigs)
Dwae-ji-ui wang (The King of Pigs) (2013)

Haunted by their troubled childhoods, Jung Jong-suk and Hwang Kyung-min reunite one evening and recall their school days spent attempting to avoid abuse by their classmates who relented only when made the subject of vicious attacks… More

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Visually, it goes for etched simplicity, bolstered by appropriately shouty performances: the result is forthrightly in-your-face, culturally fascinating, but a tough watch.

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Rich Cline

Taking a realistically adult approach to bullying, this animated teen thriller from Korea is packed with provocative and sometimes moving observations even when it turns overly melodramatic at the end.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

A little overwrought in the final scenes, The King Of Pigs is still visually impressive and thought-provoking animation for adults nonetheless.

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Oliver Pfeiffer
Total Film

Rarely does an animÚ etch itself onto the mind so indelibly.

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Allan Hunter
The List

The thought-provoking storyline and attention to detail in the animation ensures King Of Pigs retains a strong dramatic wallop.

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London Evening Standard

What a shame the ending is predictable. With more care, this could have been a contender.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

[A] dull piece of Korean animation ...

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Virginie SÚlavy
Electric Sheep

An uncompromising, hopeless depiction of a society corrupted by the idea of success as money and the brutal upholding of the hierarchical order it creates.

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Chris Blohm
Little White Lies

The King of Pigs rules.

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