Kim Ji woon


Kim Jee-woon( Hangul : 김지운; born July 6, 1964) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.Kim's films have a cult following among fans of Asian cinema.

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  • by askkpop  -  June 14, 2016 10:35 AM

    Actress Kim Ji Woo and celebrity chef Raymond Kim unveil their beautiful wedding…

    May must be the month of weddings as actressKim Ji Woo(30) and celebrity chefRaymond Kim(38) will also be tying the knot!The couple will exchange their vows at The RAUM in Gangnam, Seoul on the 13th. Kim Ji Woo and Raymond Kim unveiled their beautiful wedding pictorial beforehand. The two come close…

  • by ifrit  -  September 24, 2015 02:07 AM

    Korean drama of the week "I Need Romance 2012"

    Korean drama of the week "I Need Romance 2012" (2012)Directed byJang Yeong-woo,Lee Jeong-hyoWritten byJeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork? : tvNWithJeong Yu-mi,Lee Jin-wook,Kim Ji-seok-I,Kim Ji-woo,Kang Ye-sol,Kim Ye-won-I,...16 episodes - Wed, Thu 23:00SynopsisTwo's company, but three's a crowd. The…

  • by asian  -  March 19, 2015 07:19 AM

    Korean movie of the week "My Tutor Friend"

    Korean movie of the week"My Tutor Friend"(2003)Directed byKim Gyeong-HyeongWithKim Ha-neul,kwon Sang-woo,Gong Yoo,Kim Ji-woo,Baek Il-seob,Kim Hye-ok,...SynopsisSoo-wan and Ji-hoon are both 21 years old. But Soo-wan, a sophomore in college, is an unpolished country girl, while Ji-hoon is a …

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 Kim Ji woon's Career


andA Bittersweet Lifeboth of which were received as critical and commercial successes.

the cast of which includes Choi Min-sik (which he worked with previously on his filmThe Quiet Family) and Lee Byung-hun (who he worked with previously onThe Good, the Bad, the WeirdandA Bittersweet Life).

The Last Stand, for Lionsgate Films .The film also starred Johnny Knoxville , Forest Whitaker , Peter Stormare , and Daniel Henney .

The Quiet Familyedit

In 1998, Kim directed and wrote his first feature film,The Quiet Family(1998), a horror/drama/comedy about a family who owns a mountain inn whose guests continue to commit suicide. The film was his first collaboration with actors Choi Min-sik (who he would later collaborate with inI Saw the Devil) and Song Kang-ho (who he would later collaborate with inThe Foul KingandThe Good, the Bad, the Weird). The film won Best Live Action film at the 1999 Fantasporto festival, and Best Director and Best Film at the Malaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema. It was also nominated for Best Film at the 1998 Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival .

The Foul Kingedit

In 2000, Kim directed and wrote his second feature film,The Foul King(2000), re-uniting again with Song Kang-ho . The film follows an unproductive and incompetent bank clerk (played by Song Kang-ho) who escapes his demanding, alpha-male boss by entering the pro-wrestling ring and fighting under a pseudonym, "The Foul King." The two worlds eventually end up colliding, however. The film won Best Director at the 2001 Milan International Film Festival, and an Audience Award at the Udine Far East Film Festival.

Coming Out(short film)edit

Coming Outwas also included as a special feature on the UK DVD release ofThe Quiet Familyand a review at DVDActive praised it as "delicate, cerebral and contemporary cinema at its most profound."

Memoriessegment inThreeedit

Kim next wrote and directed the "Memories" segment in the omnibus film,Three(also known as Three Extremes II), also featuring segments directed by Peter Chan and Nonzee Nimibutr . The segment starred Kim Hye-soo .

A Tale of Two Sistersedit

In 2003, Kim wrote and directedA Tale of Two Sisters(2003), which won a number of awards at a number of film festivals including the Fant-Asia Film Festival (most popular film), Best Actress (Su-jeong Lim), Best Director and Best Film at the Fantasporto , Best Picture at Screamfest Horror Film Festival , Grand Prize and the Youth Jury Grand Prize at the Gerardmer Film Festival , and acting awards for Su-jeong Lim and Jung-ah Yum at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival . The film was later remade into the 2009 U.S. filmThe Uninvited, starring Emily Browning , with Kim being credited with an original story/writer credit.

A Bittersweet Lifeedit

In 2005, Kim wrote and directedA Bittersweet Life(2005), his first collaboration with actor Lee Byung-hun (who he would later work with inThe Good, the Bad, the WeirdandI Saw the Devil). The film was an ultra-stylish and ultra-violent gangster and mobster picture that was both a critical and commercial success in South Korea. Lee Byung-hun won Best Actor at the Baeksang Arts Awards and Hwang Jung-min won a Best Supporting Actor award at Korea's Grand Bell Awards . Kim also won the "Action Asia Award" at the 2006 Deauville Asian Film Festival .

The Good, The Bad, The Weirdedit

In 2008, Kim wrote and directedThe Good, the Bad, the Weird(2008), his tribute to spaghetti westerns, westerns and western action films. He would re-team again with Song Kang-ho (who played "The Weird") as well as Lee Byung-hun (who played "The Bad") in the film. The film takes place in 1930s Manchuria and chronicles the struggles of the three main characters in trying to find a piece of treasure. The film won an Achievement in Cinematography Award from the 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards , won Best Supporting Actor for Jung Woo-sung (the "Good") at the 2009 Asian Film Awards , and won Best Director and Best Special Effects at the 2008 Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival .

I Saw The Deviledit

(2010), re-uniting with actors Choi Min-sik and Lee Byung-hun . The film won a number of awards, including Best Director and Best Film at Fantasporto , Special Jury Prize, Audience Award, Critics Award at the Gerardmer Film Festival , Best Lighting at the Grand Bell Awards , Best Foreign Language film from the Austin Film Critics Association and Best Editing from the 2011 Asian Film Awards .

Doomsday Bookedit

In 2012, Kim directed and wrote the segment known as "The Heavenly Creature" about a robot who achieves enlightenment in a Buddhist temple, in 2012 omnibus filmDoomsday Book( Yim Pil-sung directed the other two segments). The film won Best International Film at the Fantasia Festival and a Special Award at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival .

The Last Standedit

In 2013, Kim made his U.S. feature directorial debut with the action film,The Last Stand, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger , Johnny Knoxville , Forest Whitaker , Daniel Henney , and more.

The Xedit

The Age of Shadowsedit

and the $8.62 million budgeted film would also be produced by Grimm Pictures.The project and script was developed by Lee Jin-sook , which Kim Jee-woon would direct and the cast would be Song Kang-ho and Gong Yoo .A trailer was released on July 14, 2016, revealing the new title as

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 Kim Ji woon's Filmography


YearFilmCredited as
1998 The Quiet FamilyYesYes
2000 The Foul KingYesYes
2003 A Tale of Two SistersYesYes
2005 A Bittersweet LifeYesYes
2008 The Good, the Bad, the WeirdYesYes
2010 I Saw the DevilYesNo
2013 The Last StandYesNo
2016 The Age of ShadowsYesYes
2018 In-RangYesNo

Short film

YearFilmCredited as
2002 Coming OutYesYes
2002 Three(Segment: "Memories")YesYes
2011 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero(Segment)YesYes
2012 Doomsday Book(Segment: "The Heavenly Creature")YesYes
2013 One Perfect DayYesYes
2013 The XYesYes

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 Kim Ji woon's Recurring cast in Kim Jee-woon films

ActorThe Quiet FamilyThe Foul KingA Bittersweet LifeThe Good, the Bad, the WeirdI Saw the DevilThe Age of Shadows
Song Kang-ho YesY YesY YesY YesY
Choi Min-sik YesY YesY
Lee Byung-hun YesY YesY YesY YesY
Go Ho-kyung YesY YesY

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 Kim Ji woon's References

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  2. "'The Good, the Bad, the Weird' - OhmyNews International". 
  3. "A Bittersweet Life - Film @ The Digital Fix". 15 April 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  4. "Review "A Tale of Two Sisters" DVD, 31 March 2005". Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  5. "Review "A TALE OF TWO SISTERS" DVD, 31 March 2005, Pop Matters". 
  6. "A Man Falls From Grace in First Images from 'I Saw the Devil'". BloodyDisgusting. 
  7. "'Oldboy' Star in Hunt of Psychopath in 'Saw a Devil'". BloodyDisgusting. 
  8. ""Eating sushi with a little less wasabi": Interview with Kim Jee-woon". Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  9. "Is Kim Jee-woon Planning a Live-Action Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Movie? -". 
  10. Paquet, Darcy. "Three comic filmmakers collaborate on digital film project". Korean Film Newsletter #7, 7 August 2000. Retrieved on 2 November 2008.
  11. Lee Sang-yong. "Digital Generation, Digital Films". Korean Cinema: From Origins to Renaissance, pp. 397. Korean Film Council. Retrieved on 2 November 2008.
  12. "Kim Jee-woon Tribute". Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2005. Retrieved on 2 November 2008.
  13. Moriarty. "FANTASIA 2001: MORIARTY Revels In The Wonder of METROPOLIS, LYLIA, TELL ME SOMETHING, and More Shorts!!". Ain't It Cool News, 4 August 2001. Retrieved on 2 November 2008.
  14. "Made in Korea, Internet Meets the Big Screen". Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. Retrieved on 2 November 2008.
  15. Sarkar, Bodhi. "The Quiet Family – UK Region 0 (Tai Seng) vs HK Region 0 (Modern)". DVDActive, 10 September 2005. Retrieved on 2 November 2008.
  16. "Kim Jee-Woon Interview: The Devil's Advocate". Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  17. Yonhap News Agency. "'ScreenX' to provide stronger audience immersion than Imax: Director Kim Jee-woon Archived 2013-10-07 at the Wayback Machine.". Global Post, 4 October 2013. Retrieved on 10 October 2013.
  18. Lee, Maggie. "Film Review: The X". Variety, 28 October 2013. Retrieved on 29 October 2013.
  19. Kil, Sonia (August 3, 2015). "Warner Bros. Sets Kim Jee-woon's 'Secret Agent' as Debut Korean Production (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  20. "[밀정] 1차 예고편 공개 The Age of Shadows (2016) teaser trailer (ENG SUB)". 
  21. McNary, Dave. "Kim Jee-woon Directing Ed Brubaker's Coward (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety, 2 October 2013. Retrieved on 10 October 2013.
  22. Venable, Nick. "The Last Stand's Kim Jee-Woon Will Direct Ed Brubaker's Pulp Crime Comic Coward". Cinema Blend, 4 October 2013. Retrieved on 10 October 2013.
  23. "KIM Jee-woon's Sci-fi Action INRANG Starts Shooting in August". Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  24. "Cast Set For Korean "Jin-Roh" Remake". Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  25. "'The Good, The Bad, The Weird' director Kim Jee-woon sets cast, shoot date for new sci-fi". Retrieved 22 November 2017. 

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