The Drug King (2018)

The Drug King (2018)

Other name: 마약왕 Mayakwang Drug King


Set in Busan, South Korea during the 1970's, Lee Doo-Sam works for a group who become involved in smuggling high priced items like gold and watches. The government then implements a crackdown. Lee Doo-Sam becomes the scapegoat for his boss and serves time in prison. When he is released, Lee Doo-Sam jumps into the business of manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. At a party, he meets lobbyist Kim Jung-A who has connections with powerful people. Kim Jung-A joins Lee Doo-Sam’s business venture. Lee Doo-Sam makes incredible profits, but he becomes restless and gets addicted to methamphetamine.

Meanwhile, Prosecutor Kim In-Goo is transferred to the Busan Prosecutors' Office. While investigating a drug case, he notices Lee Doo-Sam. He targets Lee Doo-Sam and the powerful people who took bribes from him.

Based on the Japanese Invasion, a drug king sells drugs to China and Japan and uses the money on Joseon Independence movement.

Duration: 2 hr. 19 min.

Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Director: Woo Min Ho [우민호]

Country: Korean

Status: Completed

Released: 2018

Genre: Corruption; Crime; Drama; Historical; Mafia; Yakuza;

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