The Attorney (변호인) 

The Attorney (변호인) 

Woo-seok is a tax attorney whose practice drastically shifts when he encounters a shocking incident—the abduction of his friend’s son who gets tortured by the government in the name of national security, falsely accused of being a sympathizer of North Korea. Inspired by a true story, The Attorney examines the period in which the government’s injustice and brutality were justified and many innocent individuals were victims of merciless violence. Song Kang-ho, who portrays Woo-seok, conscientiously weaves the elements of the character into a radicalized entity motivated by empathy and infuriated by injustice. 

DIRECTED BY: Yang Woo-seok. WRITTEN BY: Yang Woo-seok, Yoon Hyun-ho. WITH: Song Kang-ho, Kwan Do-won, Kim Young-ae, Oh Dal-soo. 2013. 127 min. South Korea. Color. Korean. DCP.

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