Kim Ki-duk (1960–2020)


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He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. In 1993 he won the award for Best Screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with "A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death". After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with Crocodile (1996) ("Crocodile"). Then he went on to direct Wild Animals (1997) ("Wild ... See full bio »

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(age 59) in Riga, Latvia

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3-Iron Writer
(2004)
Pieta Writer
(2012)
The Isle Writer
(2000)

Filmography

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 2022 Call of God
 2019 Dissolve
 2017 Fork Lane
 2016 The Net
 2015 Stop (writer)
 2014 Made in China
 2014 One on One
 2013 Red Family
 2013 Godsend
 2013 Rough Play (screenplay)
 2013 Moebius
 2012 Pieta
 2011/III Amen
 2011 Poongsan
 2011 Arirang (Documentary)
 2008 Dream (screenplay)
 2008 Rough Cut (writer)
 2008 Beautiful (story)
 2007 Breath
 2006 Time
 2005 The Bow
 2004 3-Iron (written by)
 2001 Bad Guy
 2000 Real Fiction
 2000 The Isle
 1998 Birdcage Inn (writer)
 1997 Wild Animals
 1996 Crocodile
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Da-eun, Kim
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Personal Quote:

[if he was ever tempted to work within the mainstream system like Park Chan-wook or Bong Joon Ho] Strictly speaking, no. I think I'm a different element than those directors. If they are more like wood or metal, I'm more like soil. They could be transformed into something else, but I can't. I don't have the ability to find a middle ground with my audiences, and I know this too well. I've shot 18 ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2017/18 he was at the center of a #MeToo scandal after an actress he had been working with filed a sexual assault case against him. The case was partially dismissed for lack of physical evidence and he got away with a modest fine. But more evidence of his violence towards women surfaced later the same year when three actresses made new accusations on investigative news show "PD's Notebook," ... See more »

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