Choi Min-sik season: Crying Fist screens at the KCC

Crying Fist

The KCC wraps up its Choi Min-sik season on Thursday with Crying Fist, the last screening of the year.

Crying Fist poster7pm, Thursday 23rd December

Director: Ryoo Seung-wan
Cast: Choi Min-sik, Ryoo Seung-bum
Genre: Drama
Certificate: 12 (South Korea)
Running Time: 134 mins

The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

Booking is required, please email or call 020 7004 2600 to reserve your place. Admission is free.

The Film

Crying Fist, loosely based on real people, is the story of two losers. Gang Tae-shik (Choi Min-sik) was once a boxing silver medallist at the Asian Games; a victim of the economic downturn in the late 90s, and his own gambling habit, everyday he walks into the centre of town, puts on a helmet and gloves and lets strangers beat him up for money. He’s performing an odd sort of public service, letting people take out their stress on him, but his own life is in ruins. His wife wants a divorce – she has met someone else, a more suitable and respectable man. His son – the only hopeful light in his life – is disgusted with him, and his health is rapidly deteriorating.


Contains scenes of a violent nature.

We hope you will join us for this night, the first in our ‘Korean Stardome: Choi Min-sik’ theme running from November into December. To reserve your place please rsvp to or call +44 (0)20 7004 2600. Admission is free.

Please be advised that visitors cannot be admitted after 7.10pm.

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