2. The King Of Pigs
Director: Yeun Sang-ho
Regarded by certain critics as the best Korean film of 2011, this animated flick’s beastly and grotesque representation of human disparagement and class inequality is in a class all by itself. The film starts off with Hwang and Jung (a wife killer and wife beater, respectively), two childhood pals who befriend a vagabond named Chul.
The King Of Pigs provides a stark, uncompromising look inside a grade school where students are divided in a caste system: They're either “pigs” (the lower class) or “dogs” (the upper class). While Korea’s widely known as the world's outsourcing animation capital (it's not a hot bed for original animation), Yeun Sang-ho's terrific film hints at a definite future for the country's illustrated cinema market.