Im Sang soo

임상수,林相洙

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 Im Sang soo's Controversy

All of Im's films have been controversial, but his film The President's Last Bang, centered on the assassination of Korean President Park Chung Hee, has been the most controversial due to its negative portrayal of the President Park Chung-hee. In 2005 a South Korean court ordered the removal of 3 minutes and 50 seconds of the film before it could be shown to the public. The offending scenes were made up of documentary footage, part of which showed President Park's funeral.

In August 2006 this ruling was overturned, with the court issuing the following statement: "We must broadly confirm the right of free expression concerning the depiction of public historical figures." The court has also ordered MK Pictures, the production company that financed the film, to pay President Park's family 100 million won (roughly $105,000 USD)[1].

The film has been released in South Korea and America on DVD in 2005. Both discs contain a plain black screen where the footage was removed. There has been no release date set for a DVD containing the cut footage. However, the British release contains the full uncut version.

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 Im Sang soo's Filmography

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 Im Sang soo's Awards

A Noteworthy Film

  • 1995, Creation Prix at the Korean Motion Picture Promotion Scenario Competition

Tears (눈물)

  • 2000, FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention (For its ability to put real life on screen, and its extraordinary performances) at the Pusan International Film Festival

A Good Lawyer's Wife (바람난 가족)

  • 2003, Best Actress (Moon So-ri) at the Stockholm Film Festival
  • 2003, Best Cinematography (Kim Woo-hyeong) at the Stockholm Film Festival
  • 2003, Silver Spur Prize at the Flanders International Film Festival
  • 2003, Golden Lion (Nominated, didn't win) at the Venice International Film Festival
  • 2004, Lotus Prize at the Deauville Asian Film Festival
  • 2004, Grand Bell Award at the Grand Bell Awards, South Korea

The President's Last Bang (그때 그사람들)

  • 2005, Lino Brocka Award at the Cinemanila International Film Festival

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