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Kwak Gyeong-taek (곽경택)

Male - 1966/05/23

Adaptation/Dramatization Producer Director Scriptwriter


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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  • 'Friends 2' dominates box office in Korea

    2013/11/18, Source,
    Korea's hotly awaited crime drama "Friends 2" dethroned Hollywood's "Thor: The Dark World" last weekend, according to the Korean Film Council yesterday. Director Kwak Gyeong-taek's sequel to his massive 2001 hit accounted for more than half of all ticket sales over the weekend, attracting 1.07 million admissions, or 8.2 billion won ($7.8 million),...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.15 ~ 2013.11.17

    Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" blew the God of Thunder away in its first weekend out. Kwak's latest is the sequel to his iconic debut "Friends" (2001) – a landmark feature which earned 8.1 million admissions to became the highest grossing Korean film since the nation's first real blockbuster "Shiri" in 1999. "Friends 2" broke the million admissions mark with the help of 968 screenings around the country, coverage that befriended 50.5% of all the filmgoers active over the weekend. Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" was grounded due to unfavourable local conditions, dropping 47% from last week to just 346,931 (15.8%).  Jeong Yeon-sik's webcomic adaptation "The Five" and the documentary "Black Gospel" were the new Korean releases that managed to crack a top ten finish, while Ridley Scott's "The Counsellor" was the only new foreign feature that was competitive,...More
  • Friends 2

    2013/11/15, Source,
    "Friends 2" Genres: Drama and Action Running Time: 124 min. Directed by: Kwak Gyeong-taek Starring: Yoo Oh-seong, Joo Jin-mo, Kim Woo-bin Synopsis: Childhood friends Joon-seok and Dong-su are members of two different gangs,...More
  • "Friends 2" 1st place in the box office

    2013/11/14, Source,
    Director Kwak Gyeong-taek's movie "Friends 2" claimed first place of the box office on the day of its release. According to the Korean Film Commission, "Friends 2" gathered 304,211 audiences on the day of release alone and climbed up to first place of the box office,...More
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