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Male - 1957/08/20

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Born in 1957 and graduated from Seoul Institute of the Arts. His debut film in 1988 brought fresh breeze to the Korean film industry. LEE Myung-Se is acclaimed as a stylist representative of Korea who has established a unique world of his own. The thing he considers most important in making a film is finding “cinematic expression.” To him, ‘cinematic’ means something ‘only of movies’ that cannot be replaced by any other form of media.

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My Love, My Bride - 2014
My Love, My Bride - 2014
(Movie, 2014)
나의 사랑 나의 신부

• Original work

Let Me Out
Let Me Out
(Movie, 2013)
렛 미 아웃

Self (본인역)

(Movie, 2007)

• Director • Scriptwriter • Original idea

(Movie, 2005)

• Director • Scriptwriter

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