Park Chan-Wook

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Park Chan-Wook was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a producer and director, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Oldboy (2003) and Thirst (2009). He is married to Eun-hee Kim. They have one child. See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 65 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »


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The Handmaiden Producer
Oldboy Director
Thirst Producer


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  The Sympathizer (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2020-2022 Snowpiercer (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Episode #3.2 (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Into the White (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Show Must Go On (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Eternal Engineer (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Our Answer for Everything (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The Little Drummer Girl (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2016 The Handmaiden (producer)
 2015 Pororo3: Cyber Space Adventure (executive producer - as Chan-wook Park)
 2015 The Shameless (creative producer)
 2014 Bitter Sweet Seoul (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 Snowpiercer (producer - as Park Chan-wook, produced by)
 2011 Night Fishing (Short) (producer)
 2009 Thirst (producer - as Park Chan-wook, produced by)
 2008 Crush and Blush (producer)
 2006 I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (producer)
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Show Show Editor (3 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Park Chan-wook | Chan-uk Park | Chan-wook Park | Chan-wuk Park | Park Chan Wook


Eun-hee Kim  (1 child)




Park Don-seo | Shim Sang-gu


Chan-kyong Park (sibling)

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In my films, I focus on pain and fear. The fear just before an act of violence and the pain after. This applies to the perpetrators as well as the victims. See more »


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


Often uses computer generated effects to smoothen transitions between shots See more »


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