Directors (감독)

Here you will find some of the most prolific Korean directors who have worked, and who are currently working, in the industry. Below features a selection of each director’s most critically acclaimed films, however for a full filmography, as well as a brief biography, please click on the picture or director’s name.

Bong Joon-ho (봉준호)

Bong Joon-ho (봉준호)

Director Bong Joon-ho (봉준호). Acclaimed for:

Mother (마더) – 2009

The Host (괴물) – 2006

Memories of Murder (살인의 추억) – 2003



Choi Dong-hoon (최동훈)

Choi Dong-hoon (최동훈)

Director Choi Dong-hoon (최동훈). Acclaimed for:

The Thieves (도둑들) - 2012

Jeon Woo-chi : The Taoist Wizard (전우치) - 2009

Tazza: The High Rollers (타짜) - 2006



Choo Chang-min (추창민)

Choo Chang-min (추창민)

Director Choo Chang-min (추창민). Acclaimed for:

Masquerade (광해, 왕이 된 남자) – 2012

Late Blossom (그대를 사랑합니다) – 2011

Lost in Love (사랑을 놓치다) – 2006



Hong Sang-soo (홍상수)

Hong Sang-soo (홍상수)

 Director Hong Sang-soo (홍상수). Acclaimed for:

In Another Country (다른 나라에서) – 2012

The Day He Arrives (북촌 방향) – 2011

The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (돼지가 우물에 빠진 날) – 1996



Im Kwon-taek (임권택)

Im Kwon-taek (임권택)

Director Im Kwon-taek (임권택). Acclaimed for:

Chihwaseon (AKA  Drunk on Women and Poetry/Painted Fire/Strokes of Fire) (취화선)– 2002

Seopyeonje (서편제) – 1993

The General’s Son (장군의 아들) – 1990


Im Sang-soo (임상수)

Im Sang-soo (임상수)

Director Im Sang-soo (임상수). Acclaimed for:

The Taste of Money (돈의 맛) – 2012

The Housemaid (하녀) – 2010

A Good Lawyer’s Wife (바람난 가족) – 2003


Jang Hoon (장훈)

Jang Hoon (장훈)

Director Jang Hoon (장훈). Acclaimed for:

The Front Line (고지전) – 2011

Secret Reunion (의형제) – 2010

Rough Cut (영화는 영화다) – 2008


Kang Je-gyu (강제규)

Kang Je-gyu (강제규)

Director Kang Je-gyu (강제규). Acclaimed for:

My Way (마이 웨이) – 2011

Taegukgi [Brotherhood] (태극기 휘날리며) – 2004

Shiri (쉬리) – 1999


Kang Woo-suk (강우석)

Kang Woo-suk (강우석)

Director Kang Woo-suk (강우석). Acclaimed for:

Moss (이끼) – 2010

Silmido (실미도) – 2003

Public Enemy (공공의 적) – 2002



Kim Han-min (김한민)

Kim Han-min (김한민)

Director Kim Han-min (김한민). Acclaimed for:

Arrow The Ultimate Weapon/War of the Arrows (최종병기 활) – 2011

Handphone (한드폰) – 2009

Paradise Murdered (극락도 살인사건) – 2006

Kim Dae-woo (김대우)

Kim Dae-woo (김대우)

Director Kim Dae-woo (김대우). Acclaimed for:

The Servant (방자전) – 2010

Forbidden Quest (음란서생) – 2006



Kim Ji-woon (김지운)

Kim Ji-woon (김지운)

Director Kim Ji-woon (김지운). Acclaimed for:

I Saw The Devil (악마를 보았다) – 2010

A Bittersweet Life (달콤한 인생) – 2005

A Tale Of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련) – 2003


Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)

Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)

Director Kim Ki-duk (김기덕). Acclaimed for:

Arirang (아리랑) – 2011

3-Iron (빈집) – 2004

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring (봄, 여름, 가을, 겨울 그리고 봄) – 2003


Lee Chang-dong (이창동)

Lee Chang-dong (이창동)

Director Lee Chang-dong. Acclaimed for:

Poetry (시) - 2010

Secret Sunshine (밀양) – 2007

Oasis (오아시스) – 2002

Peppermint Candy (박하사탕) – 2000


Lee J-yong (이재용)

Lee J-yong (이재용)

Director Lee J-yong (이재용). Acclaimed for:

Actresses (여배우들) – 2009

Untold Scandal (스캔들 – 조선남녀상열지사) – 2003

An Affair (정사) – 1998


Lee Jun-ik (이준익)

Lee Jun-ik (이준익)

Director Lee Jun-ik (이준익). Acclaimed for:

Sunny (님은 먼곳에) – 2008

The King and the Clown (왕의 남자) – 2005

Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield (AKA Battle of Hwangsanbul) (황산벌) – 2003


Lee Myeong-se (이명세)

Lee Myeong-se (이명세)

Director Lee Myeong-se (이명세). Acclaimed for:

M (M (엠) - 2007

Duelist (형사) – 2005

Nowhere To Hide (인정사정 볼 것 없다) – 1999



Lee Yoon-ki (이윤기)

Lee Yoon-ki (이윤기)

Director Lee Yoon-ki (이윤기). Acclaimed for:

Come Rain Come Shine (사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다) – 2011

My Dear Enemy (멋진 하루) – 2008

This Charming Girl (여자, 정혜) – 2004



Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)

Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)

Director Park Chan-wook (박찬욱). Acclaimed for:

Night Fishing (파란만장) – 2011

Old Boy (올드보이) – 2003

JSA – Joint Security Area (겅덩경비구역 JSA) – 2000

Ryoo Seung-wan (류승완)

Ryoo Seung-wan (류승완)

Director Ryoo Seung-wan (류승완). Acclaimed for:

The Unjust (부당거래) – 2010

The City of Violence (짝패) – 2006

Arahan (아라한-장풍 대작전) – 2004

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