The Man Standing Next

The Man Standing Next


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Director & Screenwriter: Woo Min Ho

Screenwriter: Lee Ji Min

Release Date: Jan 22, 2020

Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.

Year: 2020

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 남산의 부장들

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: Namsanui Bujangdeul, Chiefs of Namsan, 南山的部長們, The Man Standing Next: The Assassination of a President

Genre: Action, Drama, Political


In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, Kim Gyu Pyung, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In the midst of the reign of fear, a former KCIA director, Park Yong Gak who knows all about the government’s obscure operations, exiles to the U.S. where the investigation of ‘Koreagate’ isunderway. As the tension escalates, the stifling political maneuvering by all second-in-command’s unfolds.

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