The Man Standing Next is based on nonfiction novel “Namsanui Bujangdeul” by Kim Choong-Sik (published from 1990 to 1992 in newspaper The Dong-A Ilbo ). The novel covers the true story of KCIA director Kim Hyong-Uk and his disappearance.
- Movie: The Man Standing Next
- Revised romanization: Namsanui Bujangdeul
- Hangul: 남산의 부장들
- Director: Woo Min-Ho
- Writer: Kim Choong-Sik (nonfiction novel), Lee Ji-Min, Woo Min-Ho
- Producer: Kim Jin-Woo
- Cinematographer: Ko Nak-Sun
- Release Date: January 22, 2020
- Runtime: 114 min.
- Genre: Politics / Period-1970 / Based on True Story
- Distributor: Showbox
On October 26, 1979, Korean Central Intelligence Agency Director Kim Kyu-Pyeong (Lee Byung-Hun) assassinates South Korean President Park (Lee Sung-Min).
40 days before the assassination, the exiled prior director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, Park Yong-Kak (Kwak Do-Won), testifies against the South Korean government at a U.S. hearing. Kim Kyu-Pyeong and Kwak Sang-Cheon (Lee Hee-Joon) puts in play a plan to stop him.