Joon-ho Bong


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Joon-ho Bong was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Okja (2017), Snowpiercer (2013) and Parasite (2019). See full bio »

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Known For

Okja Writer
(2017)
Snowpiercer Writer
(2013)
Parasite Writer
(2019)
(2003)

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 2019 Parasite (screenplay - as Bong Joon-ho)
 2017 Okja (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2014 Sea Fog (screenplay)
 2013 Snowpiercer (screen story) / (screenplay)
 2009 Mother (screenplay) / (story)
 2008 Tokyo! (writer)
 2006 The Host (screenplay)
 2003 Memories of Murder (writer)
 1999 Phantom: The Submarine (writer)
 1997 Motel Cactus
 1994 Incoherence (Short)
 1994 Memories in My Frame (Short)
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Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
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Alternate Names:

Bong Joon-Ho | Bong Joon-ho
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In today's capitalistic society there are ranks and castes that are invisible to the eye. We keep them disguised and out of sight and superficially look down on class hierarchies as a relic of the past, but the reality is that there are class lines that cannot be crossed. I think that this film (Parasite, 2019) depicts the inevitable cracks that appear when two classes brush up against each other... See more »

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Displays strong subject matter while often filled with black humor See more »

Nickname:

Bong Tail

Star Sign:

Virgo

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