Kim Jee-Woon

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  • Name: Kim Jee-Woon
  • Hangul: 김지운
  • Birthdate: July 6, 1964
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • University: Seoul Institute of the Arts
  • Major: Drama


Kim Jee-woon, born July 6, 1964, entered Seoul Institute of the Arts, but left school and worked in the theatre scene. He began his career as a stage actor, then stage director, and finally has become one of the most popular and acclaimed figures among modern Korean directors/screenwriters. His second screenplay, The Quiet Family (1998), won him the Best Screenplay prize in a local contest, and Kim went on to make his directorial debut with this screenplay. The film was invited to many film festivals. Kim’s films, from The Quiet Family (1998) to last year’s A Bittersweet Life, have been hailed by critics and audiences alike for his unique style and storytelling. His second feature, The Foul King (2000), drew more than 2 million spectators, while his astounding horror film of true visual elegance, A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), reached 3.5 million viewers nation-wide. It went on to be remade by Dreamworks in the US.


  1. 2011 (13th) Deauville Asian Film Festival featured a section "A Glance at the Works of Kim Jee-Woon: Complete Works & Masterclass" playing Kim Jee-Won's entire works. Director Kim Jee-Won appeared at the festival to give an open master class for attendees.



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Iim I love the way he directs the movie, awesome...!!!! Especially, A Tale of Two Sisters