‘A Violent Prosecutor’ Dominates Box Office in South Korea

Kyung Ho Kim, Feb. 8, 2016, 9:17 a.m.


The South Korean movie ‘A Violent Prosecutor’ is dominating the box office. According to the Korean Film Council, 'A Violent Prosecutor' topped the box office on February 6, mobilizing 938,966 people in a single day. The movie was released on February 4th and has drawn over 2.5 million movie watchers. 

The total number of people who visited the theaters thus far to watch 'A Violent Prosecutor' is 2,551,435, having surpassed the 2 million mark in just four days much like earlier blockbusters such as 'Assassination' and 'The Thieves.' 

A Violent Prosecutor is a South Korean drama action movie directed by Lee Il Hyeong and stars Hwang Jung Min, Gang Dong Won, Lee Sung Min, Shin So Yul, and many more.  The movie is about Byun Jae-Wook (Hwang Jung-Min) who is a short-tempered prosecutor who only pursues the truth. He is famous for his tough investigations. A suspect, under the the interrogation of Byun Jae-Wook, is then found dead. Byun Jae-Wook is arrested and gets 15 years in prison.

Five tears later, Byun Jae-Wook meets good-looking con man Chi-Won in prison. Chi-Won knows about Byun Jae-Wook’s case. Byun Jae-Wook feels Chi-Won could carry out his plan outside of prison. Using his knowledge as a former prosecutor, he gets Chi-Won acquitted. Byun Jae-Wook prepares a counterattack on those who framed him. Chi-Won though looks for a chance to get away from Byun Jae-Wook.

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