Friday, April 17, 2015

Film Review: The Attorney (2013)

The Attorney (Review)
Yang Woo-suk/Song Kang-ho/2013
Where to watch:
Netflix Instant
Amazon Prime 

"It's one of the best Korean films in recent memory."

Money-hungry attorney Song Woo-suk (Song Kang-ho) suddenly finds himself defending suspected communist sympathizers...

The Attorney follows Song Woo-suk from the beginning of his search for riches. Off the bat, the film drops you as Song Woo-suk resigns as a judge and starts a real estate registry business. When the money dries up, like a true entrepreneur, Woo-suk moves on and starts working with taxes. Eventually, about an hour into the film, Song Woo-suk is brought into the communist case when Park Jin-woo is arrested – Jin-woo being the son of Choi Soon-ae (Kim Young-ae), a restaurant owner Woo-suk highly respects and owes a lot to. From there on, Woo-suk fights against the injustice in court filled with deception and twists. It all leads to a great ending.