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Korean Cinema

by Crap Monster
A general overview of the cinema of South Korea. Pre-division and North Korean films are excluded (for the most part). This should be everything in the database. If I’ve missed anything please let me know. And as always, suggestions welcome for non-database entries. Post War: Prince Yeonsan (1961) – Shin Sang Ok Asphault (1964) – Kim ki Young Deaf Sam-yong (1964) – Shin Sang Ok Jang Hee-bin (1968) – Im Kwon Taek Insect Woman (1972) – Kim Ki Young Iodo (1977) – Kim Ki Young Post Gwangju: Mandala (1981) – Im Kwon Taek General’s Son (1990) – Im Kwon Taek Road To The Racetrack (1991) – Jang Sun Woo Seopyeonje (1993) – Im Kwon Taek 301, 302… Read more


A general overview of the cinema of South Korea. Pre-division and North Korean films are excluded (for the most part).

This should be everything in the database. If I’ve missed anything please let me know. And as always, suggestions welcome for non-database entries.

Post War:
Prince Yeonsan (1961) – Shin Sang Ok
Asphault (1964) – Kim ki Young
Deaf Sam-yong (1964) – Shin Sang Ok
Jang Hee-bin (1968) – Im Kwon Taek
Insect Woman (1972) – Kim Ki Young
Iodo (1977) – Kim Ki Young

Post Gwangju:
Mandala (1981) – Im Kwon Taek
General’s Son (1990) – Im Kwon Taek
Road To The Racetrack (1991) – Jang Sun Woo
Seopyeonje (1993) – Im Kwon Taek
301, 302 (1995) – Park Chul Soo
Sandglass (1995) – Kim Jong Hak ~ Not a film, but significant nonetheless
Single Spark (1995) – Park Kwang Su
The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996) – Hong Sang Soo
Festival (1996) – Im Kwom Taek
Bad Movie (1997) – Jang Sun Woo
Christmas In August (1998) – Heo Jin Ho
The Power of Kangwon Province (1998) – Hong Sang Soo
Spring in My Hometown (1998) – Lee Kwang Mo

The 2000s:
Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) – Bong Joon Ho
Road Movie (2002) – Kim In Sik
Aachi & Ssipak (2006) – Jo Beom Jin
With the Girl of Black Soil (2007) – Jeon Soo Il
Treeless Mountain (2008) – Kim So Yong

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