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 »

Died:

(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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 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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Children:

Da-eun, Kim
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Personal Quote:

[on his film Moebius (2013)] We are not free from physical desire for our entire life. And because of it, we either self-torture, maltreat or become maltreated. And in the middle of all this lies our genitals. The question 'what is a genital? is the initiating point of this film. The film is personal to me in a way. For instance, in the film the character experiences orgasm by rubbing a rough ... See more »

Trivia:

Not to be confused with Kim Ki-duk, another South Korean director who was famous for being the first to crack the U.S. market with his "Yongary, Monster from the Deep" (1967). See more »

Trademark:

Unflinchingly exploring the consequences of our choices and behaviors. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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