Yang Ik June


Yang Ik-june(born October 19, 1975) is a South Korean actor and film director . He is best known for the 2009 filmBreathless, which he wrote, directed, edited, and starred in.

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  • by asian  -  July 29, 2017 03:52 AM

    teaser trailer, posters and new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "The Poet a…

    Added teaser trailer, posters and new stills for the upcoming Korean movie"The Poet and The Boy""The Poet and The Boy"(2017)Directed byKim Yang-heeWithYang Ik-joon,Jeon Hye-jin-II,Jung Ga-ram,...SynopsisA poet who was born and raised in Jeju Island and his wife come across and ro…

  • by kingjoe20930  -  May 29, 2017 01:07 AM

    Teaser 2 released for the upcoming Korean drama "Mystery Queen"

    Teaser 2 released for the upcoming Korean drama"Mystery Queen""Mystery Queen"(2017)Directed byKim Jin-woo-II,Yoo Yeong-eun-IWritten byLee Seong-min-IINetwork : KBSWithChoi Kang-hee,Kwon Sang-woo,Lee Won-geun,Shin Hyun-bin,Ahn Kil-kang,Yang Ik-joon,...Wed, Thu 22:00Synopsis"M…

  • by ifrit1112  -  May 18, 2017 11:19 PM

    Korean movie of the week "The Fake"

    Korean movie of the week"The Fake"(2013)Directed byYeon Sang-ho(from"Train to Busan")Voiced byYang Ik-joon,Oh Jung-se,Kwon Hae-hyo,Park Hee-bon,Hwang Seok-jeong,Kim Jae-rok,...SynopsisWho is good and who is evil? What is the boundary between them? An animated thriller about the t…

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 Yang Ik June's Career

. In 2005 he directed his first short film,Always Behind You, which earned him the Audience Award at the Seoul Independent Short Film Festival.He also played minor roles in more than ten mainstream films such asLes Formidables,Maundy Thursday, andViva! Love.

Upon its theater release in Korea, the film performed better than expected at the box office with 130,000 admissions, a rare accomplishment for an independent film .

He also directed the short filmsDepartureandImmaturethat same year.Immaturewas funded by the Jeonju International Film Festival and released as part of the omnibusA Time to Love.Another short filmShibata & Nagao, a comedy inspired by actor's workshops and co-produced with Japan, won the Best Korean Short Film Award at the Asiana International Short Film Festival in 2012.Yang made his television acting debut in the melodramaThe Innocent Man, imbuing his supporting role as a small-time thug with an air of menace. In 2013 he was among four celebrities who directed a short film using smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4 with the theme "Meet a Life Companion"; his shortDance Togetherfocused on a Japanese woman who encounters someone new through a cell phone after experiencing the pain of a parting.

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 Yang Ik June's Filmography

YearFilmCredited as
DirectorWriterEditorDPSound mixerActorRole
2002 Conduct ZeroNoNoNoNoNoYes sesaem trio
2003 Happy Ero ChristmasNoNoNoNoNoYes subordinate 2
2004 What Are You Doing, Chul-sooNoNoNoNoNoYes Chul-soo
2004 Ain't No Maid(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes 택배기사
2004 ArahanNoNoNoNoNoYes drain pipe worker 2
2005 Ooh, You Make Me Sick(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes Yong-hee
2005 Always Behind You(short film)YesYesYesNoYesYes Jun-ho
2005 Noryangjin Totoro(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes Kim Young-min
2005 Slowly(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes Man
2006 Monologue #1(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes
2006 The Wind Stirs(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes Ki-suk
2006 Screwdriver(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes
2006 Just Leave Me Alone(short film)YesNoYesYesNoNo
2006 Les FormidablesNoNoNoNoNoYes Yang Jin-soon
2006 Maundy ThursdayNoNoNoNoNoYes Hwan-kyu
2006 No RegretNoNoNoNoNoYes
2007 Picnic(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes
2007 Lost(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes
2007 Thirsty, Thirsty(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes
2007 Speechless(short film)YesYesYesNoYesNo
2007 The Worst Guy EverNoNoNoNoNoYes advertising company employee
2008 Viva! LoveNoNoNoNoNoYes student boarder 1
2008 Love is Protein(animated short)NoNoNoNoNoYes
2008 Lovers(omnibus, includesSlowly,
Screwdriver,Monologue #1,Lost)
2009 One Step More to the Sea(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes cafe guest
2009 BreathlessYesYesYesNoNoYes Sang-hoon
2010 Looking for My WifeNoNoNoNoNoYes Dong-min
2010 Magic and LossNoNoNoNoNoYes
2011 Departure(short film)YesYesYesNoNoYes He
2011 Immature(fromomnibusA Time to Love)YesYesYesNoNoNo
2011 The King of Pigs(animated)NoNoNoNoNoYes Jung Jong-suk (voice)
2012 Shibata & Nagao(short film)YesYesNoNoNoNo
2012 Our HomelandNoNoNoNoNoYes Mr. Yang
2012 The Innocent Man(TV)NoNoNoNoNoYes Han Jae-shik
2013 Jury(short film)NoNoNoNoNoYes
2013 Chuugakusei MaruyamaNoNoNoNoNoYes Korean star
2013 Dance Together(short film)YesNoNoNoNoNo
2013 Let Me OutNoNoNoNoNoYes himself
2013 The Fake(animated)NoNoNoNoNoYes Min-chul (voice)
2014 Inspiring Generation(TV)NoNoNoNoNoYes Hwang Bong-shik

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 Yang Ik June's Awards

YearAwardCategoryNominated work
2005 Mise-en-Scene Short Film Festival Best Actor
Ooh, You Make Me Sick
31st Seoul Independent Film Festival Audience Award
Always Behind You
2009 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam VPRO Tiger Award
10th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival Best Actor
11th Deauville Asian Film Festival Best Film
International Critics' Prize
13th Fantasia Festival Best Feature Film
Best Male Performance
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema Audience Award (International)
3rd Asia Pacific Screen Awards High Commendation
Fantastic Fest New Wave Award - Best Director
Tokyo FILMeX Festival Grand Prize
Special Jury Prize
17th Chunsa Film Art Awards Special Jury Prize
18th Buil Film Awards Best New Director
10th Busan Film Critics Awards Best Director
30th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor
12th Director's Cut Awards Best Independent Film Director
2010 1st KOFRA (Korea Film Reporters Association) Awards Discovery Award
10th Asiana International Short Film Festival Best Korean Short Film
Shibata & Nagao

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 Yang Ik June's References

  1. "Always behind You". IndieStory. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  2. "Nominees & Winners Archive: Yang Ik-june for Ddongpari (Breathless)". Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  3. "Yang Ik-june's Intense Life Makes for an Intense Film". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  4. Lee, Hyo-won (12 April 2009). "Director Yang Shares Life Story in Breathless". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  5. Park, Sun-young (17 April 2009). "Reality bites, leaving this filmmaker Breathless". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  6. Kraan, Steven (28 January 2009). "IFFR 2009: Interview with Yang Ik-June, director of Breathless". Movie Scene. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  7. Vijn, Ard (4 March 2009). "IFFR 2009: Interview with "Breathless" writer / actor / director / producer YANG IK-JUNE". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  8. Li-Goyette, Matthieu (3 August 2009). "Interview with Yang Ik-june". Panorama. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  9. Heskins, Andrew (18 January 2010). "Exclusive interview: Yang Ik-June". Eastern Kicks. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  10. Lee, Hyo-won (16 March 2009). "Korean Indie Film Wins at European Film Fests". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  11. "Indie Film Wonder Boy Yang Ik-june Wins 2 More Awards". The Chosun Ilbo. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  12. Lee, Hyo-won (10 July 2009). "Breathless Reaps 13th Award in New York". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  13. Ki, Sun-min; Park, Sun-young (24 April 2009). "‘Breathless’ soars as audiences go indie". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  14. Lee, Ji-hye (4 April 2010). "Press conference for film Looking for My Wife". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  15. Wee, Geun-woo (9 April 2010). "INTERVIEW: Director-actor Yang Ik-joon - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  16. Wee, Geun-woo (9 April 2010). "INTERVIEW: Director-actor Yang Ik-joon - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  17. Lee, Hyo-won (11 April 2010). "Yang Breathlessly Returns With Comedy". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  18. Lee, Hyo-won (17 November 2011). "'Pigs' depicts frightening realism". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  19. "A Time to Love". IndieStory. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  20. "Shibata & Nagao". IndieStory. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  21. Jang, Sung-ran (9 May 2013). "4 Celebrities Make Smartphone Shorts". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 

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