Biography

Park Chan-wook is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic. One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in his native country, Park is most known for his films The Handmaiden and The Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). His films are noted for their immaculate framing and often brutal subject matter. In a May 2004 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Park listed Sophocles, Shakespeare, Kafka, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Kurt Vonnegut and others as being influences on his career. In a later interview for Lady Vengeance, Park listed Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Aldrich, Ingmar Bergman, Sam Fuller, Roman Polanski and Kim Ki-young as cinematic influences.

Park Chan-wook is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic. One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in his native country, Park is most known for his films The Handmaiden and The Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). His films are noted for their immaculate framing and often brutal subject matter. In a May 2004 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Park listed Sophocles, Shakespeare, Kafka, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Kurt Vonnegut and others as being influences on his career. In a later interview for Lady Vengeance, Park listed Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Aldrich, Ingmar Bergman, Sam Fuller, Roman Polanski and Kim Ki-young as cinematic influences.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1963-08-23

Place of Birth Seoul, South Korea

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • 박찬욱
  • Chan-wook Park

Directing TV ShowsMovies

The Ax Director
The Brigands of Rattlecreek Director
2018 The Little Drummer Girl (8 episodes)Director
2017 Decades Apart Director
2016 The Handmaiden Director
2014 A Rose Reborn Director
2014 Bitter, Sweet, Seoul Director
2013 Stoker Director
2012 Day Trip Director
2011 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero Director
2011 Night Fishing Director
2009 Thirst Director
2006 I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK Director
2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Director
2004 Cut Director
2004 Three… Extremes Director
2003 Never Ending Peace And Love Director
2003 If You Were Me Director
2003 Oldboy Director
2002 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Director
2000 Joint Security Area Director
1999 Judgement Director
1997 Trio Director
1992 The Moon Is... the Sun's Dream Director

Writing

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Characters
2017 Decades Apart Writer
2016 The Truth Beneath Writer
2016 The Handmaiden Writer
2014 A Rose Reborn Original Story
2012 Day Trip Writer
2011 Night Fishing Writer
2009 Thirst Screenplay
2008 Crush and Blush Screenplay
2006 I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK Screenplay
2005 A Boy Who Went to Heaven Writer
2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Screenplay
2004 Cut Writer
2004 Three… Extremes Writer
2003 Never Ending Peace And Love Writer
2003 If You Were Me Writer
2003 Oldboy Screenplay
2002 A Bizarre Love Triangle Writer
2002 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Screenplay
2001 The Humanist Writer
2000 Joint Security Area Screenplay
2000 The Anarchists Writer
1999 Judgement Writer
1997 Trio Writer
1992 The Moon Is... the Sun's Dream Writer

Production

Snowpiercer (1 episode)Executive Producer
2018 The Little Drummer Girl (8 episodes)Executive Producer
2018 Believe It or Not Producer
2016 The Handmaiden Executive Producer
2014 Bitter, Sweet, Seoul Producer
2013 Snowpiercer Executive Producer
2012 Day Trip Producer
2011 Night Fishing Producer
2009 Thirst Producer
2008 Crush and Blush Producer
2006 I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK Producer
1999 Judgement Producer

Acting

2016 Old Days as Himself
2014 The Youth as Yong-soo
2014 Snowpiercer: Transperceneige, From the Blank Page to the Black Screen as Self
2012 Ari Ari the Korean Cinema as Himself
2010 Through Korean Cinema as himself
2008 Crush and Blush as Passerby
2007 Two Or Three Things I Know About Kim Ki-young as Himself
2006 The Nine Lives of Korean Cinema as Himself
2004 Katanas, yakuzas y cintas de video as (archive footage)
1995 Mascara

Creator

2018 The Little Drummer Girl Creator

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