The Attorney

The Attorney


Total votes: 1220

Director: Yang Woo Seok

Screenwriter: Lee Jung Hwa, Yoon Hyun Ho

Release Date: Dec 18, 2013

Duration: 2 hr. 7 min.

Year: 2013

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 변호인

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: Byeonhoin, The Counsel

Genre: Drama, Historical, Law


Song Woo Seok got tired of working as a regional judge and decided to work as an attorney, specializing in real estate and taxation.

Fast forward to 1981, Woo Seok took his high-school friends to a small restaurant he frequented and drunkenly bragged about his accomplishments, then discriminated against other lawyers and student protesters. Things lead to a fight as he gets conceited and argues with a friend regarding the protests.

Duringa group study, Park Jin Woo and some of his book club members were captured and wrongfully accused of being a North Korea sympathizer, with suspicions of holding illegal meetings while possessing banned literature.

With the restaurant closed and hearing that Jin Woo went missing, Woo Seok gets anxious, investigates, and finds Jin Woo imprisoned under false charges. Upon seeing the state Jin Woo was in, Woo Seok became determined to make a change within his nation, leaving his comfort zone to protect the oppressed. He starts by defending the students and fights for human rights.

(Source: MyDramaList)

~~ Based on real-life events that took place in Busan in 1978.


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