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'Honest Candidate' off to good start - and that's no lie

A still from
A still from "Honest Candidate," which has been on top of the local box office since last Wednesday/ Courtesy of NEW

By Lee Gyu-lee

A poster for the
A poster for the "Honest Candidate" / Courtesy of NEW
The comedy "Honest Candidate" has made an impressive start, topping the domestic box office since the film's release on Wednesday.

As of Saturday, the film had sold more than 646,000 tickets, taking in 5.4 billion won ($4.6 million) in sales.

This is the best performance of all movies that premiered this February ― far outdoing Hollywood films "Little Women" and "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey."

Directed by Jang Yoo-jung, who directed the rom-com "Finding Mr. Destiny" (2010), the film revolves around lawmaker Sang-sook (Ra Mi-ran) who is campaigning for fourth term re-election. But one day, she loses her ability to lie and starts making blunt, unflattering remarks.

As the election comes closer, Sang-sook and her aide Hee-chul (Kim Mu-yeol) struggle to save her campaign from falling apart.

Distributor NEW had considered postponing the release date, due to novel coronavirus fears, but then decided to release the film as scheduled.


A still from
A still from "Honest Candidate," which has been on top of the local box office since last Wednesday/ Courtesy of NEW

By Lee Gyu-lee

A poster for the
A poster for the "Honest Candidate" / Courtesy of NEW
The comedy "Honest Candidate" has made an impressive start, topping the domestic box office since the film's release on Wednesday.

As of Saturday, the film had sold more than 646,000 tickets, taking in 5.4 billion won ($4.6 million) in sales.

This is the best performance of all movies that premiered this February ― far outdoing Hollywood films "Little Women" and "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey."

Directed by Jang Yoo-jung, who directed the rom-com "Finding Mr. Destiny" (2010), the film revolves around lawmaker Sang-sook (Ra Mi-ran) who is campaigning for fourth term re-election. But one day, she loses her ability to lie and starts making blunt, unflattering remarks.

As the election comes closer, Sang-sook and her aide Hee-chul (Kim Mu-yeol) struggle to save her campaign from falling apart.

Distributor NEW had considered postponing the release date, due to novel coronavirus fears, but then decided to release the film as scheduled.


Lee Gyu-lee gyulee@koreatimes.co.kr


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