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 Box Office Review] 2015.01.23 - 2015.01.25 2015/01/26, Yoo's "Blues" shakes things up…Yoo Ha's action noir "Gangnam Blues" (aka "Gangnam 1970") was the number one player at box office over the weekend, pocketing over $5.5M (27%) and coming out on top in what was the most closely-contested tussle at the top we've seen thus far. The 709K filmgoers Yoo persuade into his caves (830) was narrowly enough to spoil Disney's big animated entrance into the game. "Big Hero 6" was, like Yoo's "Blues", released in Korea last Wednesday, and competed over 822 screens to claimed 662K stubs ($5M - 25%). It was an awesome photo finish that ultimately favoured homemade Han over foreign fantasy, but only just,...More
Gangnam Blues (2014) 2015/01/24, Source,
Genres: Action and Drama
Running Time: 135 min.
Directed by: Yoo Ha
Starring: Lee Min-ho, Kim Rae-won
Synopsis: Jong-dae and Yong-ki grew up in an orphanage like real brothers. After they leave the orphanage, they make a living by picking up paper and empty bottles. Jong-dae then becomes involved in a struggle of interests over development in Gangnam, the southern part of Seoul. In the process, he lives with Gil-su and Seon-hye as they accept Jong-dae like a family member. Meanwhile, Yong-ki joins Seoul's most powerful criminal organization and fights over the lands in Gangnam,...More
'Gangnam Blues' blasts off being expected to surpass 700,000 viewers in four days 2015/01/23, Source,
It is getting more excited with the film, 'Gangnam Blues'.
According to the statistics by the integrated electronic system for movie tickets of Korean Film Council, 'Gangnam Blues' ranked top for the daily box office result on January 23rd by brining 148,043 moviegoers to the total of 751 theaters. Its accumulated number of viewers reached 440,213.
As the movie, "Big Hero", which was released on the same day, brought 99,732 through 697 theaters with the accumulated number of viewers of 277,028, the gap between the movies became bigger,...More
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