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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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  • Top 101 Korean movies unveiled

    2014/01/19, Source,
    Top to bottom: Tied for best Korean film in a Korean Film Archive survey are "Aimless Bullet" (1961), "The Housemaid - 1960" (1960) and "The March of Fools" (1975). [JoongAng Ilbo] It was a big day for Korean movies yesterday as the Korean Film Archive announced its top 101 Korean films of all time, also adding that it has discovered a lost film from the 1960s, a classic it plans to digitally restore. Lee Byeong-hoon, director of the KFA, released the list of top Korean movies, compiled from a survey of 62 leading cinema experts, just in time to mark the organization's 40th anniversary. Lee said that these titles will be screened at the KFA Cinematheque in Mapo, western Seoul, over the next year,...More
  • [HanCinema's Lists] The Top 5 Korean Thrillers of All-Time

    2014/01/17,
    One of the most popular trends we saw in 2013 was the rampant release of action-packed thrillers! It's a genre that Korean cinema favours and continues to return to, but in 2013 the industry really did pump out a number of successful hits that contributed to the record-breaking tickets sales last year enjoyed. It's tricky to pinpoint films that are 'pure' thrillers because Korean films often blend and bend their genres in unique and creative ways. That being said, here is a quick look at the top 5 Korean thrillers that have stormed their way to box office glory,...More
  • CJ E&M Drives Korean Pop Culture's Impressive Global Growth in 2013

    2014/01/14,
    In 2013, Korean content exports grew an estimated 10.6% year-on-year to reach USD $5.1 billion according to the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The number of worldwide "Hallyu" fans also increased to 9.3 million by year's end per figures from the Korea Foundation. As the nation's leading content company, CJ E&M played a pivotal role in driving this global growth by introducing attractive and diverse media, films, music, games, and live performances to regions around the world,...More
  • [HanCinema's Classics] "Woman of Fire" (1971): Infestations of the Heart and Home

    2014/01/10,
    Riddled with rats, reds, and psychosexual perversions, Kim Ki-young's "Woman of Fire" (1971) is disturbing classic of note. If home is where the heart is, the castle from which a man rules, then untested kings beware; for no walls are higher enough and no moat too toxic to prevent Kim's black-blooded and blackmailing femme fatales from scurrying in and chewing on the phallic foundations.  "Woman of Fire" is the second motion picture in Kim Ki-young's 'housemaid trilogy', an adulterous series of misfortunate sexapades that started with Kim's masterly "The Housemaid - 1960", was further fuelled by "Woman of Fire", and rekindled once more with "Woman of Fire '82" (1982). These incendiary time capsules are all variants and remakes of the same disastrous domestic scenario, celluloided celebrations of fantastical femme fatales that enter Korea's strawman's mansions and gnaw at the hibernating hamartia that resides. In these Trojan tropes, corruptible morality is explored through psychosexual themes of fantasy and desire, threats to the hearth brought about by the welcoming of a dormant sexual reactor into the nuclear family,...More
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Korean Film Director Biography (English Text)
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A Journey of Nine Years

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Chris Evans Thank You Video

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Online Interview from Bong Joon-ho

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Director Interview

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National Stage Greeting

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Viewers Thoughts

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VIP Premiere

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Greeting Collaboration

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