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The Priests (검은 사제들)

검은 사제들 (geom-eun sa-je-deul)

Directed by Jang Jae-hyeon (장재현)

Screenplay by

Drama Mystery

105min | Release date in South Korea :

Started filming : 2015/03/15
Formerly known as "Black Priests"
Two Catholic priests get involved in a mysterious case.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Priests"

    A demon is on the loose on Korea, and the situation dire enough that the Vatican ends up sending in two of their own exorcists when they are unable to make contact with the local Korean expert. Unfortunately that only ends up delaying the problem. After some brief consulting about whether or not demons are even real, and then more failures, the Korean Catholic command structure decides to send in Deacon Choi (played by Gang Dong-won), a divinity student who more-or-less meets the qualifications necessary to work as an exorcism assistant for Father Kim (played by Kim Yun-seok),...More

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 Produced by
 Oh Hyo-jin (오효진)
 Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
 Martial arts team
 Lee Soo-min-IV (이수민)
 Martial arts team
 Lee Sang-min-II (이상민)
 Martial arts team
 Sin Min-kyeong (신민경)
 Kim Byeong-seo (김병서)
 Camera department
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105 min 
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Airing dates : 2015/11/05
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2019.01.13 : 5 443 232 admissions (total)
As of 2015.12.27 : 5 442 012 admissions (total)
As of 2015.12.20 : 5 437 813 admissions (total)
As of 2015.12.13 : 5 391 358  admissions (total)
As of 2015.12.06 : 5 172 753  admissions (total)
As of 2015.11.29 : 4 905 671 admissions (total)
As of 2015.11.22 : 4 448 734  admissions (total)
As of 2015.11.15 : 3 501 101 admissions (total)
As of 2015.11.08 : 1 604 750 admissions (total)

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