South Koren Directors

by mrc-meneghin | created - 12 Mar 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

1. Chang-dong Lee

Writer | Beoning

Lee Chang-Dong was born in 1954 in Daegu, which some consider the most right-wing city in South Korea. Lee is a former high-school teacher and an acclaimed novelist. He turned to cinema when he was over 40 years old. His debut film "Green Fish" (1997) brought immediate success and critical acclaim....

Peppermint Candy Oasis Secret Sunshine Poetry Burning

2. Ki-duk Kim

Writer | Bin-jip

He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. In 1993 he won the award for Best Screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with "A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death". After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with Crocodile (1996). Then he went on to ...

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring Moebius

3. Chan-wook Park

Director | Ah-ga-ssi

Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Thirst (2009) and Oldboy (2003).

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Oldboy Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Stoker The Handmaiden

4. Joon Ho Bong

Writer | Okja

Joon Ho Bong was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Okja (2017), Snowpiercer (2013) and Memories of Murder (2003).

Barking Dogs Never Bite Memories of Murder Mother Snowpiercer Okja

5. Sang-soo Hong

Director | Bam gua nat

Sang-soo Hong was born on October 25, 1960 in Seoul, Korea. He is a director and writer, known for Night and Day (2008), Right Now, Wrong Then (2015) and On the Beach at Night Alone (2017).

Like You Know It All The Day He Arrives Nobody's Daughter Haewon Our Sunhi Hill of Freedom Right Now, Wrong Then

Castaway on the Moon

8. Ki-young Kim

Director | Shibdaeui banhang

Died in a fire together with his wife.

The Housemaid Earth

9. Sang-soo Im

Director | Hanyo

Sang-soo Im was born on April 27, 1962 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for The Housemaid (2010), The Old Garden (2006) and Tears (2000).

The Old Garden The Taste of Money

10. Sang-ho Yeon

Director | Busanhaeng

Yeon Sang-Ho is a South Korean director, and a screen writer, he was born in Seoul in 1978. He is graduated from Sangmyung University with a degree of Western Painting. He directed few short films as well Megalomania of D in 1997, followed by D-Day in 2000 and The Hell in 2003, then set up his own ...

Seoul Station Train to Busan

11. Jee-woon Kim

Director | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom

Jee-woon Kim was born on May 27, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for The Good the Bad the Weird (2008), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and I Saw the Devil (2010).

A Tale of Two Sisters The Good, the Bad, the Weird Tha Age of Shadows

12. Dong-hyuk Hwang

Writer | Namhansanseong

Dong-hyuk Hwang is a writer and director, known for The Fortress (2017), Silenced (2011) and Miracle Mile (2004).

The Fortress

Good Bye My Hero

14. Sung-su Kim

Director | Musa

Dead End

The Rules of the Game

The White House in My Country Hochiminh The Home of Stars Non-Fiction Diary Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno

A Dream of Iron

18. Seung-wan Ryoo

Director | Beterang

Seung-wan Ryoo was born on December 15, 1973 in Onyang, South Korea. He is a director and writer, known for Veteran (2015), The Berlin File (2013) and Arahan (2004).

The Battleship Island

19. Joon-ik Lee

Director | Sado

Joon-ik Lee was born on September 21, 1959 in Seoul, Korea. He is a director and actor, known for The Throne (2015), The King and the Clown (2005) and Dongju (2016).

The Throne

White Badge

21. Sun-Woo Jang

Director | Hwaomkyung

Sun-Woo Jang was born on March 20, 1952 in Seoul, South Korea as Man-cheoul Jang. He is a director and writer, known for Hwaomkyung (1993).

A Petal

Memoir of a Murderer

23. Dong-hoon Choi

Producer | Amsal

Dong-hoon Choi was born in 1971 in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, South Korea. He is a producer and director, known for Assassination (2015), The Big Swindle (2004) and The Thieves (2012).

Tazza: The High Rollers

The Man from Nowhere

Microhabitat

Songs from the North



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