is recognized the world over as one of the most creative storytellers in cinema. With his startlingly distinctive plots, violent subject matter, and sensual mise-en-scène, the writer/director has earned accolades from critics and audiences across the globe, presenting his films at the most vital and influential international film festivals.
Among his films are Joint Security Area, the boxoffice smash that marked his first teaming with Thirst star Song Kang-ho; Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, which won the jury prize for Best Picture at the Philadelphia Film Festival; Old Boy, which won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes International Film Festival; the Never Ending Peace and Love segment of the omnibus feature If You Were Me and the Cut segment of the omnibus feature Three…Extremes; Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, which won two awards at the 2005 Venice International Film Festival; and I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK, which earned him the Alfred Bauer Award at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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