Park Chan-wook

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Born: 08/23/1963 in Seoul, , KR

Filmography

Director (11)

The Handmaiden 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Stoker 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Night Fishing 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Thirst 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Lady Vengeance 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Saibogeujiman Gwaenchanha 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

JSA 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Old Boy 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Three...Extremes 2005 (Movie)

(Korea segment: "Cut") (Director)

Cut 2003 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (11)

The Handmaiden 2016 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Night Fishing 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Thirst 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crush and Blush 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lady Vengeance 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Saibogeujiman Gwaenchanha 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Boy, Goes to Heaven 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

JSA 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Old Boy 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Three...Extremes 2005 (Movie)

(Korea segment: "Cut") (Screenplay)
Producer (5)

The Handmaiden 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Snowpiercer 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Night Fishing 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Thirst 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crush and Blush 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Milestones

2013

Directed first English language film "Stoker"

2013

Produced international breakthrough "Snowpiercer"

2005

"Lady Vengeance" closed revenge trilogy

2003

"Oldboy" won Grand Prix Award at Cannes

2002

"Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" kicked off unofficial trilogy about revenge

2000

Box office smash with "Joint Security Area"

1992

Made directorial debut with "The Moon is… the Sun's Dream"

Bonus Trivia

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Was offered the chance to direct the remakes of both "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "The Evil Dead," but turned them both down.

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His 2011 short film, "Night Fishing," was shot entirely on an iPhone 4 and co-directed by his brother, Park Chan-kyong. The film won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.

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The commercial failure of "The Moon is… the Sun's Dream" and "Trio" sent Park back to film criticism as a means of supporting himself until "Joint Security Area" became a box office sensation.

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Three of Park's films - "Joint Security Area," "Oldboy" and "Lady Vengeance" - are listed among the Top 30 highest grossing South Korean films.

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 Park drew on Emile Zola's novel Therese Raquin for his 2009 vampire film "Thirst."

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