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Kwak Gyeong-taek (곽경택)

Male - 1966/05/23

Adaptation/Dramatization Producer Director Scriptwriter

Biography

Born in 1966 in Busan, KWAK was a film student at New York University. He made his feature debut with < 3 p.m Paradise >(1997). His first big break came with < Friend >(2001), which became the biggest hit in 2001.

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  • 'Friend' sequel beats new 'Hunger Games'

    2013/11/25, Source,
    Two big sequels went head-to-head in theaters in Korea this weekend - Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" and the Hollywood blockbuster "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - and the winner was Kwak's latest "Friends 2". The sequel to 2001's record-setting "Friend", "The Great Legacy" (also just called "Friends 2") held onto the top stop despite this being the film's second weekend in release,...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.22 - 2013.11.24

    2013/11/25,
    Korea Proves Fire Retardant as "Friends 2" holds True... Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" held onto the top spot despite the arrival of the engrossing "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". "Catching Fire" smashed the U.S. box office record for a November release, grossing a grotesque $161.1M as fans flooded the theatres to catch the second instalment of "Hunger Games" trilogy. However a slow Korean market proved incombustible in the face of this fiery U.S. action-adventure, choosing instead to re-elect Kwak's popular sequel as it moved onto 2.3 million admissions in its second weekend out,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Friends 2"

    2013/11/22,
    The film opens with up with a bit from the original "Friend". As if the title weren't enough, "Friends 2" makes a point of insisting that it is part of a legacy. But this isn't some sort of happy triumphant return to the silver screen for a storied franchise. "Friends 2" seems utterly determined to remind its audience that if there was any hope or sense of recovery from the end of the first movie, this is information that has long since fallen by the wayside. It's especially unknown for the new generation of gangsters who appear here. This is the main problem with the film as a whole, though, is that it spends so much time in flashback providing context for everything that there's little in the present day storyline to grab onto,...More
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    2013/11/21, Source,
    "Friends 2" Drama, Action / 124 / Korean The story must go on, even without Jang Dong-gun. After serving his time for organizing the killing of his former friend and rival Dong-soo (Jang Dong-gun), Joon-seok (Yoo Oh-seong) is released back into society. But times have changed in the 17 years Joon-seok was locked up, and there are several obstacles in the way if he wants to once again be the boss of gangster-ridden Busan,...More
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Kwak Gyeong-taek | Filmography


First Trailer

The Classified File (극비수사) - Movie


Kim Woo-bin HR Image

Friends 2 (친구2) - Movie


VIP Premiere

Friends 2 (친구2) - Movie


The Characters

Friends 2 (친구2) - Movie


On-site Video Production Report

Friends 2 (친구2) - Movie


In the Making Of

Friends 2 (친구2) - Movie


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Friends 2 (친구2) - Movie


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Friends 2 (친구2) - Movie

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