Park Chan-wook (Korean: 박찬욱; RR: Bak Chan-uk; IPA:[pak̚tɕʰanuk̚]; born 23 August 1963) is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic. He is considered one of the most prominent filmmakers of South Korean cinema as well as 21st-century world cinema. His films have gained notoriety for their cinematography and framing, black humor and often brutal subject matter.
Park's first major critical and commercial success came with Joint Security Area (2000), which was the most watched South Korean film at the time. This film helped him to secure more creative freedom in his next films, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) and Oldboy (2003), which received widespread critical acclaim worldwide, wit…Read more on Wikipedia