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Bong Joon-ho (봉준호)

Male - 1969/09/14

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Biography

After graduating from Yonsei University with a social science degree, BONG directed a 16 mm film "White Man" in 1995, and won an award at the Shin-young Youth Movie Festival. Then he directed "Incoherence" as a graduate project in the Korean Academy of Film Arts. A black comedy that criticized society with his unique sense of humor, the film was invited to international film festivals, giving BONG recognition and a rise to fame. Ending his career role as assistant director with (1997, directed by PARK Ki-yong), he directed his own feature (2000), making a big impression on the Korean film industry. His second feature (2003) based on the true story of a serial killing, attracted more than 5 million domestic viewers. He was recognized as one of the year's best directors, achieving both commercial success and artistic quality.

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  • Korean Film Night heats up Berlin Film Festival

    2014/02/14, Source,
    The Korean Film Night was held on the sidelines of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on February 10 in the German capital. Over 600 people from film industries around the world, including directors whose works were being screened at the festival, attended the event and were introduced to seven Korean films, the highlight being last year's "Snowpiercer" by director Bong Joon-ho. Among the directors present at the event were Lee Song-hee-il whose "Night Flight" was invited to the panorama section of the festival this year. Actors Lee Jae-joon and Kwak Si-yang, who appeared in the movie, also attended the event. "Night Flight" is Lee Song-hee-il's second film to be screened at the festival, after his "White Night" was shown in 2013. There were also directors Kim Jina, whose "Final Recipe" was shown in the culinary cinema section, and Jung Yoon-suk, with his "Non-fiction Diary" being shown in the forum section,...More
  • 'Snowpiercer' gets U.S. release

    2014/02/10, Source,
    Finally overcoming a long-running dispute with its distributor, Bong Joon-ho's dystopian thriller "Snowpiercer" will get a North America release in its original version. "The exact release date hasn't been decided yet, but it is scheduled to open in the first half of the year", said an official at CJ Entertainment, the movie's Korean distributor, to the Korean media. "At the latest, it will be released by the end of June",...More
  • Korean family-themed films reach global audience

    2014/01/30, Source,
    Eight Korean family-themed movies are now available across more than 110 countries in eight languages, including simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic. The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) on January 22 released their co-produced "Family on Screen: Understanding Korean Society and Family through Films", a DVD collection of eight movies depicting Korean families, sorted by period. The series comes with subtitles in eight languages and a reference manual that provides explanations of each film in both Korean and English,...More
  • [HanCinema's Image Gallery] "The Terror Live"

    2014/01/25,
    A selection of shots from Kim Byeong-woo's "The Terror Live"... Along with Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer", the Korean box office was set on fire last August with the help of Kim Hyeong-woo's ("WRITTEN") thriller "The Terror Live". The film stars Ha Jeong-woo ("The Berlin File", "Nameless Gangster", "The Chaser") as a shamed radio presenter brought back on air after a bomb blows up one of Seoul's bridges. The mysterious terrorist only wants to deal with Jeong-woo's character (Yoon Yeong-hwa), but there is only so much Yoon can do as corporate corruption and his own past come bubble to the surface in this intense and claustrophobic thriller. The film attracted 5.5 million admissions during its run, and was one of the most popular Korean films of 2013. Enjoy! [spoiler],...More
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Bong Joon-ho | Filmography


A Journey of Nine Years

Snowpiercer (설국열차) - Movie


Chris Evans Thank You Video

Snowpiercer (설국열차) - Movie


Online Interview from Bong Joon-ho

Snowpiercer (설국열차) - Movie


Director Interview

Snowpiercer (설국열차) - Movie


National Stage Greeting

Snowpiercer (설국열차) - Movie


Viewers Thoughts

Snowpiercer (설국열차) - Movie


VIP Premiere

Snowpiercer (설국열차) - Movie


Greeting Collaboration

Snowpiercer (설국열차) - Movie

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