A South Korean filmmaker, Hun Jang is most widely known for his 2011 war film "The Front Line. " Jang first gained experience in the South Korea film industry by working in the production department of various movies, including "Samaritan Girl" and "3-Iron," both art-house dramas by auteur Kim Ki-duk. In 2005, Jang served as assistant director on another Kim production, "The Bow," which follows an older man and a teenage girl as they live an unconventional existence on a fishing boat. After contributing in the same role to Kim's 2006 drama "Time," Jang made his directorial debut with "Rough Cut," a crime thriller penned by his cinematic mentor. Jang's next project proved to be "Secret Reunion," a tale of espionage that allowed the director to venture into screenwriting territory for the first time. The movie turned out to be a big hit in South Korea, cementing Jang's status as a major filmmaker in his homeland. Eager to build on the success of "Secret Reunion," the director unveiled the expansive military drama "The Front Line" during the following year. Starring Ha-kyun Shin and Soo Go, the gritty war movie is set during the Korean War and details the tensions between North and South Korea. Although the film didn't make the shortlist for the Academy Awards, it received other accolades, strenthening Jang's burgeoning reputation.