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Writer/director JANG is known as one of the most distinctive voices to emerge out of the Korean cinema renaissance that began in the late 1990s. From the time he broke into the realm of theatre in 1995 with critically acclaimed plays like < Heotang >, he has developed a unique style that mixes humor, melodrama, and a keen observation of society. JANG's experience in film first began back in 1995 when he assisted with the screenplay of the critically acclaimed < < A Hot Roof >. After directing a short film, he dedicated himself to debuting as a film director, and in 1998 his first feature < The Happenings > was screened at the Pusan International Film Festival. JANG's biggest box-office success to date was with < Guns & Talks (2001) >, a comedy about four talkative assassins that was a major hit in Korea, and is also being remade for the Chinese market. Besides these feature films, he also never ceased to participate in short film festivals such as the Environment Film Festival, and the Seoul Human Rights Film Festival.

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  • First live comedy program in the country, directed by Jang Jin

    2011/11/08, Source,
    tvN buys the rights to America's 'SNL'. Cable channel tvN attempts a live comedy show,...More
  • 16th Busan International Film Festival to Close Friday

    2011/10/14, Source,
    The 16th Busan International Film Festival will wrap up in Seoul Friday to end its nine-day run. At this year's festival, the films "Mourning", by Iranian Morteza Farshbaf, and "Nino", by Loy Arcenas, won the New Current's award. The Flash Forward award, which is given to non-Asian directors, was awarded to Italian Guido Lombardi's "LA-BAS. A Criminal Education".,...More
  • [TALK OF THE TOWN] BIFF closing ceremony selects hosts

    2011/10/12, Source,
    Director Jang Jin and actress Ryoo Hyeon-kyeong will host the closing ceremony for this year's Busan International Film Festival. The ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and will signal the end of the nine-day event, now Asia's largest film festival. The festival's opening ceremony was hosted by two actresses, Ye Ji-won and Eom Ji-won - representing the first time in history two women had hosted the opening event,...More
  • Dancer Joo wins 'Korea's Got Talent'

    2011/08/22, Source,
    Dancer Joo Min-jung wins tvN's "Korea's Got Talent" on Saturday. / Courtesy of tvN 'Korean Paul Potts' Choi becomes runner-up By Chung Ah-young Dancer Joo Min-jung, 17, won tvN's "Korea's Got Talent" on Saturday, beating fierce competitor Choi Sung-bong, who is sometimes called "the Korean Paul Potts or Susan Boyle". Joo earned the largest number of votes from viewers in the competition's grand finale, which aired live Saturday night. The winner receives 300 million won and an automobile,...More
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