Im Kwon-taek

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Birthday
2, 1936
Birthplace
South Korea
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
South Korea

About

One of South Korea's most revered directors. He was known for critically and commercially successful films like Sopyonje from 1993 and Chunhyang from 2000.

Before Fame

He worked as a production assistant for Five Fingers of Death director Jeong Chang-hwa.

Trivia

His film Sopyonje became the most honored Korean film ever made with 27 domestic and three international prizes.

Family Life

His family suffered considerable losses in the Korean War.

Associated With

He won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, one year before Gus Van Sant won the award for the film Elephant.