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Kim Jee-woon - Korean Film Directors

Kim Jee-woon - Korean Film Directors
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  • Item/ISBN: 9788991913516
  • Publisher: Seoul Selection
  • Year: 2008
  • Cover: Softcover
  • Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Class: book

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KIM Jee-woon is both a talented genre filmmaker and one of the few cineastes in today's... more
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KIM Jee-woon is both a talented genre filmmaker and one of the few cineastes in today's Korean film possessing both skillful storytelling abilities and an original visual style. [...] With KIM, there is a slightly uneasy coexistence of the virtues of a commercial film director and solitary auteurism; a sense of conscience that demands that he make even entertainment films melancholy; aesthetic judgment that is stinting toward genre film coupled with a director's dissatisfaction with that situation. These contradictory elements have essentially come together to drive him onto film sets. [...] His films represent a kind of theory of life presented through the conventions of genre film, and the director constantly provides a gaze of compassion toward the characters suffering within his films. -From the Preface
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