The President's Last Bang

Overview

South Korean filmmaker Im Sang-su A Good Lawyer's Wife tackles the assassination of President Park Chun-hee Song Jae-Ho in his political satire The President's Last Bang. Im focuses on the internecine bickering and jockeying for position that took place among the dictator's closest advisors. Park was in the midst of a brutal crackdown on student protestors, angry workers, and others whom he saw as a threat to his regime. As the film opens, KCIA Chief Agent Ju Han Suk-Gyu of Shiri is getting rid of a hooker and ...
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Overview

South Korean filmmaker Im Sang-su A Good Lawyer's Wife tackles the assassination of President Park Chun-hee Song Jae-Ho in his political satire The President's Last Bang. Im focuses on the internecine bickering and jockeying for position that took place among the dictator's closest advisors. Park was in the midst of a brutal crackdown on student protestors, angry workers, and others whom he saw as a threat to his regime. As the film opens, KCIA Chief Agent Ju Han Suk-Gyu of Shiri is getting rid of a hooker and her overzealous mother while President Park prepares for a banquet at his safe house with disgruntled KCIA Director Kim Baek Yun-shik of Save the Green Planet!, Chief Secretary Yang Gweon Byeong-Gil, and Chief Bodyguard Cha Jeong Weon-Jung, who has already offended Ju and Kim with his malicious "office politics," and two charming young ladies, a well-known pop singer Kim Yun-Ah and a co-ed Cho Eun-ji. Kim has just had an unhappy doctor's visit, and been told he's suffering from a bad liver and chronic fatigue. Apparently pushed to the breaking point, he enlists his underlings, Ju and Colonel Min Kim Eung-soo in a deadly plot. Im insists that while some of the dialogue was necessarily invented, his film tells the story of what actually happened on that historic night in 1979. Park's relatives, still politically active in the country's right wing, sued the filmmaker and successfully kept him from using archival footage of the president in the film's final cut. The President's Last Bang was selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center for inclusion in the 2005 New York Film Festival.
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Special Features

An interview with Im Sang-soo; Theatrical trailer; Stills gallery; Optional English Subtitles; Enhanced for 16X9 tvs
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2006
  • UPC: 738329045227
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kino Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 77,383

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Song Jae-Ho President Park Chung-Hee
Kim Eung-Su KCIA Agent Col. Min
Gweon Byeong-Gil Cheif Secretary Yang
Jeong Weon-Jung Chief Bodyguard Cha
Jo Sang-geon Caretaker Shim
Jo Eun-Ji Miss Jo
Kim Yun-Ah Miss Shim
Yun Yeo-jeong
Lee Jae-Gu
Kim Shang-Ho
Kim Seong-jong
Kim Tae-Han
Baek Yun-shik
Han Seok-gyu
Technical Credits
Im Sang-soo Director, Screenwriter
Shin Cheol Producer
Han Cheol-heui Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Do-Heui Costumes/Costume Designer
Lee Eun Executive Producer
Lee Eun-su Editor
Kim Hong-jib Score Composer
Shim Jae-myeong Producer
Choi Jin-Hwa Executive Producer
Lee Min-bok Art Director
Kim Seok-weon Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Woo-Hyoung Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The President's Last Bang
1. Interrogation [7:05]
2. Inner Circle [8:41]
3. Meeting [8:49]
4. Guests Arrive [9:35]
5. Hint [4:53]
6. Preparations [9:40]
7. Chaos [7:31]
8. Cover-Up [6:07]
9. Survivors [10:05]
10. The Truth [7:37]
11. Game Over [9:33]
12. Epilogue [12:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The President's Last Bang
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   Chapters
   Extras
      An Interview With Im Sang-Soo
      Theatrical Trailer
      Stills Gallery
      Subtitles
         Sutitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
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