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Chan-wook Park was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and writer, 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)
 2013 Stoker
 2012 Day Trip (Short)
 2011 Night Fishing (Short)
 2009 Thirst
 2004 Three... Extremes (segment "Cut")
 2003 Oldboy
 2003 If You Were Me (segment "Never Ending Peace and Love")
 1999 Judgement (Short)
 1997 Saminjo
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Park Chan-wook | Chan-uk Park | Chan-wuk Park

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Basically, I'm throwing out the question 'When is such violence justified?' To get that question to touch the audience physically and directly - that's what my goal is. In the experience of watching my film, I don't want the viewer to stop at the mental or the intellectual. I want them to feel my work physically. And because that is one of my goals, the title 'exploitative' will probably follow ... See more »


His films "Sympathy for Mr Vengeance", "Oldboy", and "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" are widely known as the "Vengeance Trilogy". See more »


Frequently uses short, surreal fantasy sequences in which a deceased character will interact with a living one in the film's present (or vice versa). See more »


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