Born in Gochang, Jeollabuk-do, in 1963. YOO graduated from the Dept. of English Literature at Se-jong University and then studied at the Dept. of Film and Digital Media at Dongguk University. Originally a poet, in 1988 he won an award for newcomers from Moon-ye-joong-ang literary magazine. YOO also won the KIM Soo-young Literature Award in 1996. YOO debuted as a director with a film based on his own collection of poems We Must Go to Apgujung-dong on Windy Days in 1993.
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Gangnam Blues" 2015/02/14,
It's the seventies, and South Korea is well into an ambitious jobs program. First, bulldoze anything that doesn't look like a modern building and come up with skeevy business deals to build something respectable instead. Next, recruit the homeless people created by this process into either the police, the military or the mob. It doesn't really matter which- they're all pretty much the same really. Oh, you don't think that's such a good idea? Well shut your pie hole we have the guns. Now take this wooden plank and go beat up those democracy activists,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.01.30 ~ 2015.02.01 2015/02/02, Disney's Oscar delight comes right… Last week Yoo Ha's "Gangnam Blues" entered the fray and scored a narrow victory during a highly competitive weekend. "Gangnam Blues", "Big Hero 6", and Yoon Je-kyoon's "Ode to My Father" were all in the running for gold, but its was Yoo's action noir that the public championed. This weekend, however, saw Walt Disney's "Big Hero 6" gain momentum and claim the week's top spot with over 611K admissions going its way (29%), bumping its total tally in Korea now to 1.7M ($12M). To date, Disney's, Marvel-inspired, Oscar nominee has already banked $484M worldwide, more than double its production budget of around $165M,...More
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