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.
'No one can act against self-interest' 2012/06/05, Source, Kim Dae-seung, director of the film "The Emperor's Concubine ", opening today in theaters nationwide, says the characters' self-serving pursuits mirror the social ills of today. / Korea Times photo by Kwaak Je-yup
Its characters may don the royal garb of centuries ago, but "The Emperor's Concubine ", released today, is a thinly-veiled critique of modern Korean society, according to director Kim Dae-seung. Much has been said in the local media about the ample nudity and the theme of carnal desire in the film, but Kim asks the audience to look beyond the libido,...More
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