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Chang-dong Lee


Lee Chang-Dong was born in 1954 in Daegu, which some consider the most right-wing city in South Korea. Lee is a former high-school teacher and an acclaimed novelist. He turned to cinema when he was over 40 years old. His debut film "Green Fish" (1997) brought immediate success and critical acclaim. "Peppermint Candy" (2000), seemingly having the ... See full bio »

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Burning Writer
(2018)
Poetry Writer
(2010)
Oasis Writer
(2002)
(2007)

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 2018 Burning (screenplay by)
 2010 Poetry
 2002 Oasis
 1999 Peppermint Candy (writer)
 1997 Green Fish
 1993 To the Starry Island (writer)
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It's very difficult to explain what stories I see fit to become a film or not. I have several people I regularly work with - producers, actors, crew members - and it's always very difficult to explain why this story can or can't be a film. It often puts me in trouble, as well. I can find it hard to explain myself. Whether the story is fun or moving or might receive good reviews is honestly not ... See more »

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Brother of Joon-dong Lee. See more »

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