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New Trailer and Poster for Korean Political Thriller THE MAN STANDING NEXT

The Man Standing Next
The true life thriller gets a UK release this summer.

Director Woo Min-ho spins a true-life tale of espionage in his political thriller The Man Standing Next. Set in 1979, it tells the story of how South Korea's former director of intelligence fled to America, pursued by the current director intent on preventing him from betraying the country's dictatorship. The film stars Lee Byung-hun, Lee Sung-min, Kwak Do-wan and Kim So-jin.

The Man Standing Next is in UK Virtual Cinemas including Curzon Home Cinema from June 25th and on Digital Download from July 5th.

Check out the trailer and poster below.




The official synopsis reads:

It is 1979, and South Korea has been under the absolute domination of President Park’s dictatorship for 18 long years. Kim Gyu-pyeong (Lee Byung-hun), the director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA), has asserted his loyalty to the president despite having his doubts about the leader’s intentions. When the former director of the KCIA flees to America with a time-bomb of government secrets, Kim is sent on a mission to stop the truth in its tracks.

As the government’s web of lies continues to be spun, tensions build, alliances crumble, and the once impenetrable leadership must face the fact that all men, no matter how powerful, must die…

The Man Standing Next poster