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Park Chan-wook

Screenwriter / Film Director / Film Producer / Politician | * 08/23/1963 (56) | Seoul, South Korea
Park Chan-wook (Korean: 박찬욱 Korean pronunciation: [pak̚t͡ɕʰanuk̚ ]; born August 23, 1963) is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic. One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in his native country, Park is best known for his films Joint Security Area (2000), Thirst (2009), The Handmaiden (2016) and what has become known as The Vengeance Trilogy, consisting of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003) and Lady Vengeance (2005). He is also known for his English-language works Stoker (2013) and The Little Drummer Girl (2018), a television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré. His films have gained notoriety for their immaculate framin... ()
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Park Chan-wook is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic. One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in his native country, Park is most known for his films The Handmaiden and The Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). His films are noted for their immaculate framing and often brutal subject matter. In a May 2004 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Park listed Sophocles, Shakespeare, Kafka, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Kurt Vonnegut and others as being influences on his career. In a later interview for Lady Vengeance, Park listed Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Aldrich, Ingmar Bergman, Sam Fuller, Roman Polanski and Kim Ki-young as cinematic influences.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Park Chan-wook

Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix 2x European Film Award for Best Non-european Film

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Movies with Park Chan-wook as Actor(7)

Movies with Park Chan-wook as Crew(51)

Directing/Director2020 The Brigands of Rattlecreek
Directing/Director2020 The Ax
Writing/Characters2019 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Directing/Director2016 The Handmaiden
Production/Executive Producer2016 The Handmaiden
Writing/Writer2016 The Handmaiden
Writing/Writer2016 The Truth Beneath
Directing/Director2014 Bitter, Sweet, Seoul
Production/Producer2014 Bitter, Sweet, Seoul
Directing/Director2014 A Rose Reborn
Writing/Original Story2014 A Rose Reborn
Production/Executive Producer2013 Snowpiercer
Directing/Director2013 Stoker
Directing/Director2012 Day Trip
Production/Producer2012 Day Trip
Writing/Writer2012 Day Trip
Directing/Director2011 Night Fishing
Production/Producer2011 Night Fishing
Writing/Writer2011 Night Fishing
Directing/Director2009 Thirst
Production/Producer2009 Thirst
Writing/Screenplay2009 Thirst
Production/Producer2008 Crush and Blush
Writing/Screenplay2008 Crush and Blush
Directing/Director2006 I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
Production/Producer2006 I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
Writing/Screenplay2006 I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK
Writing/Writer2005 A Boy Who Went to Heaven
Directing/Director2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Writing/Screenplay2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Directing/Director2004 Three… Extremes
Writing/Writer2004 Three… Extremes
Directing/Director2003 If You Were Me
Writing/Writer2003 If You Were Me
Directing/Director2003 Oldboy
Writing/Screenplay2003 Oldboy
Directing/Director2002 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Writing/Screenplay2002 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Writing/Writer2002 A Bizarre Love Triangle
Writing/Writer2001 The Humanist
Writing/Writer2000 The Anarchists
Directing/Director2000 Joint Security Area
Writing/Screenplay2000 Joint Security Area
Directing/Director1999 Judgement
Production/Producer1999 Judgement
Writing/Writer1999 Judgement
Directing/Director1997 Trio
Writing/Writer1997 Trio
Directing/Director1992 The Moon Is... the Sun's Dream

TV Shows/Series with Park Chan-wook as Crew(3)

Production/Executive Producer2020 Snowpiercer
Directing/Director2018 The Little Drummer Girl
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Little Drummer Girl

Citizenship: South Korea
Born: Friday, 08/23 1963 (August) in Seoul (current age: 56 years + 355 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: Korean (KO)
Educated at: Sogang University
Employer: Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts
Other names for Park Chan-wook (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"박찬욱"
"Chan-wook Park"
"PARKing CHANce"
"Pak Ch'anuk" (McCune-Reischauer Romanization)
"Bak Chanuk" (Revised Romanization)
Park Chan-wook frequently works together with these people:
Kim Sang-bum (11x, Crew)
Jeong Jeong-hun (10x, Crew)
Cho Sang-kyung (9x, Crew)
Park Chan-kyong (9x, Crew)
Song Jong-hee (9x, Crew)
Kim Jae-beom (8x, Crew)
Cho Young-wuk (8x, Crew)
Song Kang-ho (7x, Actor)
Jang Young-gyu (7x, Crew)
Lee Moo-young (6x, Crew)
Kim Chang-sub (6x, Crew)
John le Carré (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:26483, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 07/15/2020