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Kim Jee-woon

Kim Ji-woon

Kim Ji-woon

Kim Jee-woon is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Kim Jee-woon has a history of successfully tackling a wide range of film genres, garnering a cult following among fans of Asian cinema. Initially, he worked in the theater, first as an actor, then as a director and finally has become one of the most popular and acclaimed figures among modern Korean directors/screenwriters.

Kim Jee-woon was born in 1964 in Seoul. He is the youngest of three boys and three girls, six siblings, and one of her sisters is Kim Ji – sook, a theater actor.

In 1998, Kim directed and wrote his first feature film, The Quiet Family (1998). His films A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and A Bittersweet Life (2005) shown considerable growth as a director and stylist visual and were met with critical acclaim and commercial success. In 2008 he received the award for best director of the Sitges Film Festival for The good, the bad and the weird.

In 2010 Kim directed the thriller I Saw the Devil(2010), re-uniting with actors Choi Min-sik and Lee Byung-hun. Kim’s next film was his US debut, featuring the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to lead acting roles, The Last Stand, for Lionsgate Films.

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