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Sang-ok Shin (1926–2006)

Shin alleged that he and his wife were kidnapped from their native South Korea in the late 1970s and held for several years in North Korea to make movies for Kim Jong Il, son of the N. Korean leader. Shin Sang-ok sought asylum in the United States in 1986 shortly before the film "Pulgasary" was finished. The couple were granted refuge in the ... See full bio »


(age 79) in Seoul, South Korea

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Balgan mahura Director
Yeolnyeomun Producer


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 1998 The Gardener (producer - as Simon S. Sheen)
 1998 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (executive producer - as Simon Sheen)
 1995 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (executive producer - as Simon S. Sheen)
 1994 3 Ninjas Kick Back (executive producer - as Simon Sheen)
 1986 Myung ryoung-027 ho (producer)
 1986 Nekoli chopyong (producer)
 1985 The Tale of Shim Chong (producer)
 1984 Cholgirul ttara chonmalli (co-producer)
 1984/II Runaway (producer)
 1984 Sun of the Nation (Documentary) (producer)
 1984 A Hedgehog Defeats the Tiger (producer)
 1977 Heukgwon (producer)
 1973 Ibyeol (producer)
 1973 Wonnyeo (producer)
 1973 Nuna (producer)
 1973 Gyojang seonsaeng sanggyeonggi (producer)
 1973 Samil cheonha (producer)
 1972 Hyonyeo Shim Cheong (producer)
 1972 Janghwa Hongryeonjeon (producer)
 1972 Gungnyeo (producer)
 1972 Hyeolbosancheon (producer)
 1972 Yeodangsu (producer)
 1972 Pyeongyang pokgyeokdae (producer)
 1971 Cheonmasanui gyeoltu (producer)
 1971 Daepyogaek (producer)
 1971 Posanggeum (producer)
 1971 Yeonae dojeok (producer)
 1971 Jeonjaenggwa ingan (producer)
 1971 Leu ci ke (producer - korean version)
 1971 Nareul beorishinaigga (producer)
 1970 Salange moksumgeolgo (producer)
 1970 Aewa sa (producer)
 1970 Manjong (producer)
 1970 Meondeseo on yeoja (producer)
 1969 Naeshi 2 (producer)
 1969 Yeoseong sangwi shidae (producer)
 1969 Yukgun Kim Il-bong (producer)
 1969 Yeojaga gobaekhal dae (producer)
 1969 Janghanmong (producer)
 1969 Naeileun jukeuljirado (producer)
 1969 Geomeun yahoebok (producer)
 1969 Ijo yeoinjanhoksa (producer)
 1969 Yeokjeon pachulso (producer)
 1969 Shidaek (producer)
 1969 Cheonnyeon ho (producer)
 1969 Sanyeo (producer)
 1969 Nunmului yeoin (producer)
 1968 Yeojaui ilsaeng (producer)
 1968 Jigeum geu sarameun (producer)
 1968 Musukja (producer)
 1968 Cheonyeoui jogeon (producer)
 1968 Nunbola (producer)
 1968 Eoniui ilgi (producer)
 1968 Galmang (Short) (producer)
 1968 Yeomajaeok (producer)
 1967 66 byeongaui hyeolgeon (producer)
 1967 Yeoja Vietcong 18ho (producer)
 1967 Ijojanyeong (producer)
 1967 Idaero jukeul su eobta (producer)
 1967 Ggum (producer)
 1967 Dajeong bulshim (producer)
 1967 San (producer)
 1967 Wichul (producer)
 1967 Doljianhneun pungcha (producer)
 1966 S.O.S. Hong Kong (producer)
 1966 Maengho jakjeon (producer)
 1966 Heukdojeok (producer)
 1966 Wolnamjeonseon isangeobtda (Documentary) (producer)
 1965 Jeo haneuledo seulpeumi (producer)
 1965 Sangsokja (producer)
 1965 Iyeojareul bora (producer)
 1965 Mumyeonggaui jibaeja (producer)
 1964 The Dumb Samyong (producer)
 1964 Da ji (co-producer)
 1963 Sal (producer)
 1963 Hwaetbul (producer)
 1963 Boeunui gureum dari (producer)
 1963 Sanggeommu (producer)
 1963 Cheoljonggwa boknyeo (producer)
 1963 Ganghwadoryeong (producer)
 1963 Fry Boy mujeon yeohanggi (producer)
 1963 Yeonae jushikoisa (producer)
 1963 Romance Gray (producer)
 1962 Pokgun Yeonsan (producer)
 1962 Mujeong (producer)
 1962 Yeolnyeomun (producer)
 1962 Areumdawoon sui (producer)
 1962 Wonhanui ilwondo (producer)
 1962 Dae Shimcheong jeon (producer)
 1962 Gajok hoiui (producer)
 1962 Sansaekshi (producer)
 1961 Yeonsangun (producer)
 1961 Seoului jibungmit (producer)
 1961 My Mother and Her Guest (producer)
 1961 Ku Bong-seoui byeorak buja (producer)
 1961 Saroksu (producer)
 1961 Uijeok Iljimae (producer)
 1961 Seong Chunhyang (producer)
 1960 Dolaun sanai (producer)
 1960 Isaengmyeong dahadorok (producer)
 1960 Sarangui yeoksa (producer)
 1960 Romaenseu ppappa (producer)
 1959 Jamaeui hwawon (producer)
 1958 Jiokhwa (producer)
 1957 Muyeong tab (producer)
 1955 Jeolmeun geudeul (producer)
 1954 Korea (Documentary) (producer)
 1952 Akya (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Shin Sang-Ok | Shin Sang-okk | Simon S. Sheen | Simon Sheen | Sang-Ok Shin | Shen Hsiang Yu

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He made 17 movies in North Korea and 1 documentary about Kim Jong Il during the 80s. But only 5 of them he was credited because they were released before his escape from North Korea, the others were released after or still in production. The other directors are either pseudonyms or replaced directors. See more »


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