Chan-wook Park

Chan-wook Park

Date of Birth: 23 Aug 1963

Country: South Korea

Biography: Park Chan-wook is a South Korean director and screenwriter. One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in his native country, Park is internationally renowned for what has become known as The Vengeance Trilogy. Despite extreme violence in his films, he is regarded as one of the most popular film directors in Korea, with three of his last five feature films gathering more than 3 million spectators. This makes Park the director of three films in the thirty all-time highest grossing films in South Korea. (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 20 (Director), 19 (Writer)

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    JSA: Joint Security Area
    Joint Security Area is the "Apocalypse Now" of the Korean War -- a shimmering, hyper-real epic that charts the spiritual fallout of international politics. (Subway Cinema)
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    Oldboy
    Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and little daughter who, after a drunken night on the town, is locked up in a strange, private "prison." No one will tell him why he's there or who his jailer is. The imprisonment last for 15 years until one day when Dae-su finds himself unexpectedly deposited on a grass-covered high-rise roof, determined to discover the mysterious enemy who had him locked up. (Tartan Films)
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    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
    In Seoul, the deaf and dumb worker Ryu is very attached to his sister, who needs a transplantation of kidney. He tries to donate his own kidney to his sister, but his blood B type is not compatible with her. When Ryu is fired from Ilshin Electronics, he meets illegal dealers of organs and the criminals propose Ryu's kidney plus ten millions Won per a kidney suitable for his sister. Ryu accepts the trade, but he does not have money to pay for the surgery... (imdb)
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    3 Extremes
    A bracing triptych of horror stories uniting three of East Asia's most compelling directors -- Japanese cult figure Takashi Miike, Hong Kong's Fruit Chan and Korea's award winning Park Chan-Wook. (Lions Gate Films)
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    Lady Vengeance
    Lady Vengeance is the third film from Park Chanwook's revenge trilogy following "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" and "Oldboy". Lee Geum-Ja, at the age of 19, goes to prison for the murder and abduction of a child on behalf of her accomplice Mr. Baek, only to find out that she is betrayed. While in prison, she carefully prepares for her revenge by winning the hearts of her fellow inmates with her kindness, thus earning herself the nickname 'kind Ms. Geum-Ja.' (imdb)
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    Judgement
    Judgement (1999) - Short Film
    Two different families claim the body of a woman killed in a catastrophe.
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    I\
    A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls. (imdb)
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    If You Were Me
    The movie contains 6 stories about human rights.
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    Thirst
    Beloved and devoted priest from a small town volunteers for a medical experiment which fails and turns him into a vampire.
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    Paranmanjang
    Paranmanjang (2011) - Short Film
    "Paranmanjang," which means a "life full of ups and downs" in Korean, is about a man transcending his current and former lives. He catches a woman while fishing in a river in the middle of the night. They both end up entangled in the line and he thinks she is dead. Suddenly, though, she wakes up, strangles him and he passes out. When the woman awakens him, she is wearing his clothing and he hers. She cries and calls him "father." (www.bloody-disgusting.com)
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    Stoker
    After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (imdb)
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    Day Trip
    Day Trip (2012) - Short Film
    A boy is depressed that he didn't get first place in a contest. An old teacher isn't very good at comforting anyone. The two of them continue practicing singing in the mountains at early winter. Then something surprising happens to the boy who has been showing his talents to his teacher... (Han Cinema)
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    A Rose Reborn
    A Rose Reborn (2014) - Short Film
    Co-written and directed by Park Chan-Wook, starring Jack Huston, and featuring a score by Clint Mansell, the film follows a young, handsome CEO who journeys from London to Wyoming, Shanghai, and Milan, to find learn how to be part of a "new generation of leaders who are successful, charismatic, and respectful of people and the planet." (blogs.indiewire.com)
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    The Handmaiden
    1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on an estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She and a swindler who poses as a Japanese Count are scheming to get the Lady engaged, rob her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. All proceeds according to plan until Sookee starts to truly understand Hideko. (imdb)
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    The Little Drummer Girl
    The show is based on le Carré's novel of the same title. A bomb explodes in the house of an Israeli attaché in West Germany. A team of Israelis wants to stop such frequent bombings, all brilliantly planned by an elusive Palestinian. The Israelis identify an eccentric actor of English origin and convert her into an Israeli agent. She and her case officers brilliantly win the confidence of the Palestinian network and she is accepted as their own. (imdb)
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    Life is But a Dream
    After his casket is stolen and prepared for a recently deceased warrior, a dead man's spirit battles the soul of the dead warrior for ownership of the casket.
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    Daleun... haega kkuneun kkum
    A gangster in Busan is caught having an affair with his boss's mistress. The two decide to run off with the organizations money, leading to dire circumstances. (imdb)
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    Decision to Leave
    A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing. (imdb)
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    Trio
    After robbing a cafe, a suicidal saxophonist and a career criminal go on the run with a single mother.
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    The Sympathizer
    The Sympathizer (2024) - TV Mini-Series
    Near the end of the Vietnam War, a plant who was embedded in the South Vietnam army flees to the United States and takes up residence in a refugee community where he continues to secretly spy and report back to the Viet Cong.
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