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Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Oldboy (2003), Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002). See full bio »

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 2014 A Rose Reborn (Short) (original by)
 2011 Night Fishing (Short) (written by)
 2009 Thirst (screenplay)
 2008 Crush and Blush (screenplay)
 2004 Three... Extremes (segment "Cut")
 2003 Oldboy (screenplay)
 2003 If You Were Me (segment "Never Ending Peace and Love")
 2001 The Humanist
 1999 Judgement (Short) (writer)
 1997 Saminjo
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Alternate Names:

Park Chan-wook | Chan-uk Park | Chan-wuk Park
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Personal Quote:

[on Thirst (2009)] Yes it is true that I like film noir and there are elements of film noir to be found in this film as well, but the story borrows a lot of ideas from a French novel called "Therese Raquin" by a novelist Emile Zola. Some of these ideas that you might identify as being specifically film noir are already in that novel, so maybe it is that film noir writers are influenced by Emile ... See more »

Trivia:

Met wife at a university film club in the '80s. See more »

Trademark:

Characters in his films often use scissors to commit acts of violence. (Vengeance trilogy, Thirst, Stoker) See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Vengeance

Star Sign:

Virgo

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