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Lim Sang-soo (임상수)

Male - 1962/04/27

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Born in 1962, he majored in Sociology at Yonsei University and studied film at the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA). From his feature debut"“Girls’ Night Ou", "Tears", "A Good Lawyer’s Wife" to "The President’s Last Ban", he has depicted the liberal sexual desires or the hounding political restlessness of his lead characters while critiquing the ironies and maladies of Korean society. He earned both critical and commercial acclaims as his films were continuously invited to internationally renowned festivals such as Panorama Section in Berlin Int’l Film Festival with "Tears", Venice Film Festival with " A Good Lawyer’s Wife" and Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes with "The President’s Last Bang".

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  • Top 101 Korean movies unveiled

    2014/01/19, Source,
    Top to bottom: Tied for best Korean film in a Korean Film Archive survey are "Aimless Bullet" (1961), "The Housemaid - 1960" (1960) and "The March of Fools" (1975). [JoongAng Ilbo] It was a big day for Korean movies yesterday as the Korean Film Archive announced its top 101 Korean films of all time, also adding that it has discovered a lost film from the 1960s, a classic it plans to digitally restore. Lee Byeong-hoon, director of the KFA, released the list of top Korean movies, compiled from a survey of 62 leading cinema experts, just in time to mark the organization's 40th anniversary. Lee said that these titles will be screened at the KFA Cinematheque in Mapo, western Seoul, over the next year,...More
  • Kim Hyo-jin, four weeks pregnant

    2013/12/23, Source,
    Actress Kim Hyo-jin is pregnant. It's been about 4~5 weeks according to her agency,...More
  • Upcoming Korean movie "There's No Today"

    2013/12/20, Source,
    Added the upcoming Korean movie "There's No Today"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Taste of Money" : Tasty Money

    2013/01/19,
    Film: " The Taste of Money" 돈의 맛 (Don-eui Mat) Director:  Lim Sang-soo Stars:    Kim Kang-woo, Baek Yoon-sik, Yoon Yeo-jeong & Kim Hyo-jin Review Score: 2.5 / 5 Lim Sang-soo came back from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival bitter and dispirited as "The Taste of Money" received the lowest average rating from their panel of internal critics. This, Lim's fifth film, also struggled at the Korean box office with a mere 1,162,699 admissions as this 'spirited' sequel to his 2010 remake "The Housemaid - 2010" failed to perform both local and abroad. Last year the Korean box office was smothered with sexy thrillers and dramas, some more successful than others, leaving many cinephiles and critics to question the significance and scope of such provocative films. Lim's 2010 remake of "The Housemaid" was also met with scepticism and received a lot of public attention due to its uninhibited portrayal of the salacious and disturbing world of Korea's wealthy elite. Those who caught Lim's modern interpretation of Kim Ki-young's 1960s classic will instantly recognise the film's grand and opulent veneer as the fantastically rich play with power, money, sex, and, of course, fire.,...More
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