Kang Woo-suk is arguably the most powerful man in the Korean film industry. Throughout his illustrious career he has operated in a variety of roles, not only as a writer, director and producer on a plethora of films but also in founding Cinema Service, a film production and distribution company. Cinema Service was extremely successful, however a year after Kang Woo-suk decided to relinquish his role as president to focus on filmmaking, the company merged with CJ Entertainment in 2006.
Director Kang is most highly regarded for the war film Silmido (실미도). Based on true events, the film was an enormous critical and commercial success gaining over 11 million admissions. He is also well-known for his cop-thriller Public Enemy trilogy (2002, 2005, 2008).
Kang Woo-suk has worked with some of the most talented actors in the Korean film industry over the last 20 years, often choosing to collaborate with them again. He has directed Ahn Sung-gi (5 films), Sol Kyung-gu (4 films), Jung Jae-young (4 films), Park Joong-hoon (3 films), respectively.
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Fist of Legend (전설의 주먹) – 2013
GLove (글러브) – 2011
Moss (이끼) – 2010
Public Enemy Returns (강철중: 공공의 적 1-1) – 2008
Hanbando (한반도) – 2006
Public Enemy 2 (AKA Another Public Enemy) (공공의 적 2) – 2005
Silmido (실미도) – 2003
Public Enemy (공공의 적) – 2002
Bedroom and Courtroom (생과부 위자료 청구소송) – 1998
Two Cops 2 (투캅스 2) – 1996
Seven Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than A Lover (맥주가 애인보다 좋은 일곱가지 이유) – 1996
To Kill My Wife (AKA How To Top My Wife) (마누라 죽이기) – 1994
Two Cops (투캅스) – 1993
Mister Mama (미스터 맘마) – 1992
I Only Want To Live To 20 () – 1991
Who Saw The Dragon’s Claws? (누가 용의 발톱을 보았는가) – 1991
Teenage Love Song (열아홉 절망끝에 부르는 하나의 사랑노래) – 1991
I Stand Up Everyday (나는 날마다 일어선다) – 1990
Happiness Does Not Come In Grades (AKA Happiness Has Nothing To Do With Student Records) (행복은 성적순이 아니잖아요) – 1989
Sweet Brides (달콤한 신부들) – 1988