Bong, Joon-Ho
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Joon-Ho Bong

[ Bong, Joon-Ho ]
Profile and general info
Name in native language: 봉준호 [?ㅂㅗㅇ ㅈㅜㄴ ㅎㅗ]
Romanization: Pong Chunho [McCune–Reischauer]    Bong Jun-ho [Revised]
Family name: Bong
Country: South Korea
Birth date: Sunday, September 14, [47 years old]
Bio
Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

He is a graduate of the Korean Academy of Film Arts. Bong directed multiple critically-acclaimed short films before his feature film debut Barking Dogs Never Bite in 2000. For his 2003 film Memories of Murder, he won the South Korean film industry's Grand Bell Award for best film director. He is probably best known as the director of The Host, South Korea's most successful film of all time (as of May 2007).

Like another Korean director Park Chan-wook, Bong is a partisan of Democratic Labor Party, a minor leftist party in South Korea.
Filmography
As an actor:
  • 2008 Misseu Hongdangmu
  • 2009 Stockholms 20th International Film Festival
  • 2009 Ceremonia de clausura - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián
  • 2009 Ceremonia de inauguración - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián
As a director:
  • 2009 Madeo
  • 2008 Tokyo!
  • 2006 Gwoemul
  • 2004 Digital Short Films by Three Filmmakers 2004
  • 2003 Salinui chueok
  • 2000 Flandersui gae
  • 2008 Misseu Hongdangmu
  • 2009 Stockholms 20th International Film Festival
  • 2009 Ceremonia de clausura - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián
  • 2009 Ceremonia de inauguración - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián
Self:
  • 2009 Stockholms 20th International Film Festival
  • 2009 Ceremonia de clausura - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián
  • 2009 Ceremonia de inauguración - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián

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Movies

Filmography

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MotherMother

Madeo

director/writer

Year: 2009

Host, TheHost, The

Gwoemul

writer/director

Year: 2006

Memories of MurderMemories of Murder

Salinui Chueok

writer/director

Year: 2003

Phantom: The SubmarinePhantom: The Submarine

Yuryeong

writer

Year: 1999




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