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The Man Standing Next

The Man Standing Next (2020)

In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In the midst of 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’ is underway. As the tension escalates, the stifling political maneuvering by the all second-in-command’s unfolds.

Plot Keywords: paris, france, dictator, assassination, washington d.c., based on novel or book, 1970s, seoul, south korea, politics, dictatorship, based on a true story, military dictator, assassination of president, korea president, park chung-hee

Original Title남산의 부장들
DirectorWoo Min-ho
WritersWoo Min-ho, Lee Ji-min, Kim Choong-sik
Production CompaniesHive Media Corp, Showbox, Gemstone Pictures
Production CountrySouth Korea
Spoken Language한국어/조선말

Alternate Titles

Chiefs of Namsan
nam-san-eui bu-jang-deul
Namsanui bujangdeul