Going by the Book (Bareuge salja) is yet another lesser known quality product of South Korea. Directed by Hee-chan Ra, who despite being almost unheard of before managed to secure box office success locally for his first feature film.
I'll allow myself to quote a bit from Wiki:
Jung Do-man (Jae-yeong Jeong) is a low-ranking traffic cop whose tendency to do things "by the book" sometimes gets him in trouble, such as when he pulls over his new boss, newly instated police chief Lee Seung-man (Byung-ho Son), and issues him with a traffic ticket.
What police chief thought would make for an easy PR trick for hungry public eyes, turns out to be quite an opposite.
It managed to squeeze out of me a lot of good hearted laughs, while keeping the flow of story interesting and engaging. While it's a comedy, it's not a wacky one, and offers quite a number of serious scenes.
What can I say, I really enjoyed it. Good camera work, great performances and most important great humor. Not everyone will find it to their humor taste, but those who do, will definitely have a great time.
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