Honest Candidate revolves around female lawmaker Joo Sang Sook who lies a lot without getting caught. But all things cha...
Honest Candidate revolves around female lawmaker Joo Sang Sook who lies a lot without getting caught. But all things change after a curse.
The movie begins with Joo Sang Sook (Ra Mi Ran) - an orphan woman who is honest and intelligent since childhood. Ms. Joo was raised by her grandmother. Joo was very angry after her grandmother, who devoted her life to her company, got seriously ill and was deceived by the insurance company. They didn't pay her hospital fees, so Joo Sang Sook sued the insurance company, reclaimed fairness for her grandmother and other poor miserable people.Thanks to winning that unimaginable law suit, Joo Sang Sook was trusted by the people, elected as a member of parliament and started the life of a politician. However, due to dizziness at the flash of power and money, Ms. Joo lost her honesty. She used every trick, every trick to climb higher in the political world.
Gradually, Joo Sang Sook became a shameless liar. She has a media team to disguise the image of poor, simple and honest Joo Sang Sook. Joo told everyone that she was living in a common dormitory despite the fact that she and her husband own a very luxury apartment. Joo even made up his grandmother's death to enlist the compassion of others.Thanks to the perfect image created by the lies, Joo Sang Sook was elected three times in a row with soaring votes. The more fake stories, the more trust Joo Sang Sook gained from the people, the deeper she sank into her own lies. Perhaps, if that strange spiritual incident didn't happen on a rainy night, Joo Sang Sook will forever slide on this wrong path.
The grandmother was so heartbroken by ger granddaughter corruption that she pray for candidate Joo Sang Sook to change her mind and become a simple person just like before. Unexpectedly, that prayer came true. Since then, Joo Sang Sook could not lie anymore. Every time she opened her mouth, she just uttered harsh truths. As a result, Joo Sang Sook gradually exposed the corrupt, despicable of Korean politics and her own lies.
Honest Candidate gathered many famous names of Korean cinema
, from the diligent inspector of The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil - Kim Moo Yul to the "national grandmother" in High Kick - Na Moon Hee; and of course we cannot help mentioning the multi-talented actress Ra Mi Ran - who plays the deceiving congresswoman. Thanks to the powerful acting of the cast, Honest Candidate has brought a lot of comedy pieces that are both charming and poignant.