Did you know that the South Korean actor Heo Sung-tae, the villain of “Squid Game”, had played the character of Son Goku in a feature film “Dragon Ball”? That was … 31 years ago!
In the Squid Game phenomenon, he is Jang Deok-su, the disreputable number 101. He is the South Korean actor Heo Sung-tae, 44 years old, a real “mouth” that the Netflix series has popularized in eyes of the general public.
Seen in particular in the credits of the South Korean productions The Outlaws, The Age of Shadows and The Fortress, Heo Sung-tae has the particularity of having started his career on the screen in a Dragon Ball film. It was in 1990, and the young novice, then 13 years old, slipped for the occasion in the skin of the famous Son Goku.
This Dragon Ball, of which you can discover an extract in the player below, is an unofficial adaptation of the famous manga by Akira Toriyama. The film focuses more specifically on the first episodes of the comic.
In the feature film Dragon Ball from 1990, Son Goku and his magic cloud appear alongside the characters of Bulma, Yamcha and Oolong. Opposed to Pilaf, they are looking for the famous seven crystal balls.
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