Born in 1967, he worked as assistant director for almost 10 years under Im Kwontaek and worked on films like "Sopyonje" (1993) and "Chunhyang" (2000). He made his directorial debut with the melodrama, "Bungee Jumping of Their Own" (2000). He also directed the historical thriller "Blood Rain" (2005). His third film, "Trace of Love", was the opening film for the 11th PIFF.
[HanCinema's Film Talk] Is Korean Cinema Soft on Sex? 2012/10/20,
I don't know what it was exactly about the sex scene in Kim Dae-woo's 2010 remake of the "The Servant" that captivated my interest and senses. Perhaps it was the enchanting realisation/sexual release of the film's own internal eroticisms and sexual pressures or, admittedly, the 'cinematic purity' of the act itself as expressed through both the Choon-hyang's erotised body. Indeed, Jo Yeo-jeong's physical facets, and willingness, have contributed to her popularity as an actress both in Korea and abroad. I am not, however, so brave as to say that she might have inadvertently typecasted herself as Korea's own cinematic exhibitionist, but her recent role in Kim Dae-seung's "The Concubine" seemed to play off that image as an 'erotic icon' as her sexual agency was, once again, commodified through another historical Korean drama that taunted and teases its way through the prickly plane of sexual representation.
"The Concubine" did not, however, managed to encapsulate the culture depth and erotic significance of Kim Dae-woo's modernised enactment of the Korean myth of Chann-hyang. In fact, the representation of sexual acts in recent years has seemed to be unable to transgress from Korea's own modern conservatism,...More
Costume designer seeks a perfect fit 2012/08/02, Source,
Jo Sang-gyeong poses at a hanbok couture house in Cheongdam-dong in southern Seoul, where she works when not designing memorable costumes for movies. Jo, 39, who has worked on more than 40 local films, developed an interest in hanbok during "The Concubine". Jo says, "Hanbok requires distinct camera angles according to how they are worn". By Choi Jeong-dong
There are many reasons for the success of "The Concubine", which topped 2.5 million in ticket sales in June. But particularly eye-catching for the audience are the unique and elegant classical costumes that are the work of 39-year-old designer Jo Sang-gyeong,...More
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