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Korean Film Directors - Kim Jee-Woon

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Product Details
release date: Dec 22, 2008
company: Seoul Selection
made in: South Korea
case: Safe Box

Pages: 176
Dimensions (in inches): 8.31 x 6.18 x 0.35
ISBN: 9788991913516
Author: Kim Hyung-seok

Written in English

KIM Jee-woon is both a talented genre filmmaker and one of the few cineastes in today's Korean film possessing both skillful storytelling abilities and an original visual style. [...] With KIM, there is a slightly uneasy coexistence of the virtues of a commercial film director and solitary auteurism; a sense of conscience that demands that he make even entertainment films melancholy; aesthetic judgment that is stinting toward genre film coupled with a director's dissatisfaction with that situation. These contradictory elements have essentially come together to drive him onto film sets. [...] His films represent a kind of theory of life presented through the conventions of genre film, and the director constantly provides a gaze of compassion toward the characters suffering within his films. -From the Preface