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Choi Yang-il (최양일)

Male - 1949/07/06

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Choi Yang-il is Japanese from Korean origin.
His Japanese name is Yoichi Sai.

CHOI Yang-il (崔洋一, SAI Yoichi, born 6 July 1949 in Nagano Prefecture, Japan) is an ethnic-Korean Japanese film director. His 2004 film < Chi to hone > won four Japanese Academy Awards, including two for CHOI himself, for Best Director and Best Screenplay. He had previously received two nominations in the same categories for< Tsuki wa dotchi ni dete iru >.

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  • Art Film Distributor Opens Theater
    2005/12/18, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    A poster for a film series by the film distributing company Sponge to be held at its new theater in Seoul
    Local film distributing company Sponge, which has been devoted to introducing a variety of art and small-budget movies here, will open a theater in Seoul ne,...
  • Melbourne International Film Festival to invite Korean films in large numbers
    2005/07/11, Source,
    As the 54th Melbourne International Film Festival, scheduled to be held from July 20 through August 7 in Melbourne, Australia, pays attention to Asia region films especially in its 'Regional Focus Section', its non-competition section 'Regional Focus Section' invites a total of four Korean movies su,...More
  • 'Blood & Bone' sweeps over Japan Film Awards
    2005/02/21, Source,
    The most famous film director of Korean residence in Japan 'Yoichi Sai (Korean name: Choi Yang-il)'s 'Blood and Bone' has swept over major three parts in the 28th Japan Academy Awarding Ceremony held in Tokyo on late Feb. 18.

    As 'Blood an,...
  • 'Blood and Bones' uncovers extremes of desire
    2005/02/17, Source,
    Human instinct is essentially insatiable. The more, the better - though the society and morality classes preach otherwise. Here is a man who has no limit in his pursuit. He's violent, destructive, merciless and even manipulative. But can we blame him?

    "Blood and Bones", directed by renowned Korea,...
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