Ra Mi-ran (left) and Yoon Kyung-ho in a still from Honest Candidate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Chang You-jeong. Na Moon-hee co-stars. Ra Mi-ran (left) and Yoon Kyung-ho in a still from Honest Candidate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Chang You-jeong. Na Moon-hee co-stars.
Ra Mi-ran (left) and Yoon Kyung-ho in a still from Honest Candidate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Chang You-jeong. Na Moon-hee co-stars.

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Honest Candidate film review: limp South Korean political satire sees Ra Mi-ran play a habitual liar cursed to tell the truth

  • Given South Korea’s history of political corruption and the prevalence of fake news, this could have been a biting satire, but settles for being bland
  • The result is a timid, and not very funny, film about a woman politician who occasionally says offensive things

Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films
Ra Mi-ran (left) and Yoon Kyung-ho in a still from Honest Candidate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Chang You-jeong. Na Moon-hee co-stars. Ra Mi-ran (left) and Yoon Kyung-ho in a still from Honest Candidate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Chang You-jeong. Na Moon-hee co-stars.
Ra Mi-ran (left) and Yoon Kyung-ho in a still from Honest Candidate (category IIA; Korean), directed by Chang You-jeong. Na Moon-hee co-stars.
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