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Im Sang-soo is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Sud coréen born on 27 april 1962 at Seoul (Coree du sud)

Im Sang-soo

Im Sang-soo
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Nationality Coree du sud
Birth 27 april 1962 (57 years) at Seoul (Coree du sud)

Im Sang-soo (born April 27, 1962) is an award-winning South Korean film director and screenwriter. He has twice been invited to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, with The Housemaid in 2010 and The Taste of Money in 2012.

Biography

Im Sang-soo, fils d'un critique de cinéma, est né en 1962 à Séoul. Il étudie la sociologie à l'Université Yonsei puis à la Korean Film Academy à partir de 1989. Il est assistant de Park Jong-won sur le tournage de Guro Arirang en 1989, puis de Kim Young-bin pour Kim's War en 1992. Il écrit également le scénario de The Eternal Empire de Park Jong-won. Avec A Noteworthy Film en 1995, il gagne le prix de la création à la compétition pour la promotion du cinéma coréen.

Il réalise en 1998 son premier film Girls' Night Out (처녀들의 저녁식사) où il ausculte la société coréenne à travers la vie sexuelle de trois femmes célibataires. Il poursuit dans cette voie avec Tears (눈물) qui relate la vie d'une jeunesse coréenne marginale et désillusionnée qu'Im Sang-soo a lui-même côtoyé.

Il devient un des fers de lance de la nouvelle vague coréenne avec son troisième film Une femme coréenne (바람난 가족) sélectionné par la Mostra de Venise en 2003 et qui reçoit le Lotus D'or au Festival du film asiatique de Deauville en 2004. Il accède ainsi à la reconnaissance internationale. Son film suivant The President's Last Bang (그때 그사람들) est sélectionné par la quinzaine des réalisateurs de Cannes 2005. Ce film aborde audacieusement l'assassinat du président Park Chung-hee en 1979. Il provoque un scandale en Corée qui aboutit à la suppression par le Comité de Censure de Séoul de quatre minutes du film composées d'images d'archives sur le président.

En 2006, il réalise Le Vieux Jardin (오래된 정원), adapté du roman du même nom de Hwang Sok-yong. Ce film a pour toile de fond le soulèvement de Kwangju de 1980, consécutif à l'état de siège décrété après l'assassinat du président Park Chung-hee.

En 2010, il réalise The Housemaid (하녀), le remake du classique du cinéma sud-coréen La Servante réalisé par Kim Ki-young en 1960.

En 2012, il réalise L'Ivresse de l'argent qui est présenté en sélection officielle au Festival de Cannes 2012.

En février 2016, il préside le jury du Festival international des cinémas d'Asie de Vesoul.

Usually with

Youn Yuh-jung
Youn Yuh-jung
(5 films)
Kim Eung-soo
Kim Eung-soo
(4 films)
Baek Yoon-sik
Baek Yoon-sik
(2 films)
Kim Sang-ho
Kim Sang-ho
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Im Sang-soo (11 films)

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Actor

The President's Last Bang, 1h42
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Han Suk-kyu, Baek Yoon-sik, Kim Eung-soo, Song Jae-ho, Kim Sang-ho, Jung In-gi
Roles Doctor
Rating69% 3.4942353.4942353.4942353.4942353.494235
Almost the entirety of the film focus on the few hours before and after Park's assassination on October 26, 1979. Undoubtedly the most controversial aspect of the film is its portrayal of Park. In the film, he is shown to be a cowardly libertine, having late-night drinking parties, pawing young women, and in particular having much admiration for Japanese culture, to the point of occasionally speaking Japanese himself.
Barking Dogs Never Bite, 1h48
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror
Actors Bae Doona, Lee Sung-jae, Byun Hee-bong, Kim Ho-jung, Go Soo-hee, Kim Roi-ha
Rating69% 3.4965453.4965453.4965453.4965453.496545
Yun-ju était déjà dominé par sa femme et préoccupé par le financement du pot-de-vin qui lui permettra d'avancer sa carrière dans l'enseignement. Il est maintenant dérangé par un chien qui aboie dans son immeuble. Hyeon-nam, autre égarée de la vie, s'occupe de cet immeuble et notamment de diffuser les annonces de recherches de chiens perdus...

Director

Intimate Enemies, 1h50
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Ryoo Seung-bum, Go Joon-hee, Yang Ik-june, Kim Eung-soo, Ryu Hyun-kyung, Youn Yuh-jung
Rating51% 2.5542652.5542652.5542652.5542652.554265
Tow truck driver Na-mi, corporate intern Ji-noo, African worker Yakubu and his Korean wife Jung-sook discover bags full of cash at the site of a car crash, which is actually the slush fund of a conglomerate president. They initially pocket the money, but when the president sends ruthless criminals after them, they decide to use it to mete out revenge on corrupt corporations.
The Taste of Money, 1h54
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Kim Kang-woo, Baek Yoon-sik, Youn Yuh-jung, Kim Hyo-jin, On Joo-wan, Maui Taylor
Rating58% 2.9042352.9042352.9042352.9042352.904235
In a luxurious house outside Seoul lives one of the country's richest families: company president Yoon, his wife Baek Geum-ok, their divorced daughter Nami, and son Chul. Yoon is company president but the reins of power are held by his wife Geum-ok, whose aged father was once a powerful businessman, and whom Yoon married for her money and influence. Yoon's private secretary is Joo Young-jak, from humble origins. His current job is making sure a U.S. businessman, Robert Altman, is kept happy with hookers, as part of a major business deal that could prove crucial to the family's fortunes. When Geum-ok sees Yoon having an affair with their Filipina maid, Eva, on her hidden CCTV, she beds Young-jak in revenge. When Chul is arrested for organizing a slush fund for Altman, Geum-ok decides to further punish her husband for his "mistake" in bringing the family's name into public disrepute, by having Eva killed. At the same time, Nami and Young-jak, start an affair. Yoon commits suicide over Eva's death (and takes the blame for his son's activities). After his funeral, Young-jak quits the family, glad to be rid of their influences. He accompanies Eva's coffin to the Philippines, where he is joined on the plane by Nami.
The Housemaid, 1h46
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, Seo Woo, Youn Yuh-jung, Ahn Seo-hyeon, Hwang Jeong-min
Rating64% 3.2496953.2496953.2496953.2496953.249695
Eun-yi is hired as an au pair for Hae-ra (pregnant with twins) and her rich husband Hoon. Eun-yi's primary task is watching the couple's young daughter, Nami. Eun-yi is eager to connect to Nami, who gradually warms to her. Hoon begins to secretly flirt with Eun-yi, enticing her with glasses of wine and his piano playing, and they eventually begin a sexual relationship. Despite the affair, Eun-yi is still warm and friendly to Hoon's oblivious wife, Hae-ra; she even expresses enthusiasm and delight at the progress of Hae-ra's pregnancy.
The Old Garden, 1h52
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ji Jin-hee, Yum Jung-ah, Youn Yuh-jung, Lee Eun-sung, Yoon Hee-seok, Ban Hyo-jung
Rating66% 3.340853.340853.340853.340853.34085
Hyun-woo (Ji Jin-hee) is released from prison after spending 17 years behind bars. During his college days he was involved in the student-led anti-government protests that swept across Korea in the early 1980s. Now that he is finally free, Hyun-woo travels back to the town where he spent a few precious months immediately prior to his arrest.
The President's Last Bang, 1h42
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Han Suk-kyu, Baek Yoon-sik, Kim Eung-soo, Song Jae-ho, Kim Sang-ho, Jung In-gi
Rating69% 3.4942353.4942353.4942353.4942353.494235
Almost the entirety of the film focus on the few hours before and after Park's assassination on October 26, 1979. Undoubtedly the most controversial aspect of the film is its portrayal of Park. In the film, he is shown to be a cowardly libertine, having late-night drinking parties, pawing young women, and in particular having much admiration for Japanese culture, to the point of occasionally speaking Japanese himself.
A Good Lawyer's Wife, 1h44
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Moon So-ri, Hwang Jeong-min, Youn Yuh-jung, Bong Tae-gyu, Kim Yeo-jin, Lee Chun-hee
Rating64% 3.2477253.2477253.2477253.2477253.247725
Ju Yeong-jak (Hwang Jung-min) is a successful lawyer who works long hours. While he is working, his wife Eun Ho-jeong (Moon So-ri), who gave up her dancing career in order to be "a good lawyer's wife," raises their young adopted son (Kim Young-chan) and works as a dance instructor in the local gym.
Tears
Tears (2001)
, 1h41
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama
Actors Bong Tae-gyu, Jo Eun-ji, Sung Ji-ru, Kim Eung-soo
Rating62% 3.141393.141393.141393.141393.14139
Han, a young runaway, and Chang, an over-the-top teen, are close friends. Chang is a foulmouthed, womanizer while Han is a quiet and humble virgin. As they venture into the streets of Garibong-dong and jump from apartment to apartment, they encounter a young hooker, Lan, and Seri, a paint-sniffing young woman who finds comfort in the hands of Han. And this forms the unlikely group of teenagers facing the hardships of street life.
Girls' Night Out, 1h41
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Jo Jae-hyeon, Kang Soo-yeon, Jin Hee-kyung, Sol Kyung-gu, Kim Yeo-jin, Kim Eung-soo
Rating61% 3.0575453.0575453.0575453.0575453.057545
Three main heroines are best friends each working in hotel, designing company and graduate student. They boldly talk each other about sex but their characters are definitely different. From this, alteration on their lives come to begin with different-type sexual relationships.

Scriptwriter

Intimate Enemies, 1h50
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Ryoo Seung-bum, Go Joon-hee, Yang Ik-june, Kim Eung-soo, Ryu Hyun-kyung, Youn Yuh-jung
Roles Writer
Rating51% 2.5542652.5542652.5542652.5542652.554265
Tow truck driver Na-mi, corporate intern Ji-noo, African worker Yakubu and his Korean wife Jung-sook discover bags full of cash at the site of a car crash, which is actually the slush fund of a conglomerate president. They initially pocket the money, but when the president sends ruthless criminals after them, they decide to use it to mete out revenge on corrupt corporations.
The Taste of Money, 1h54
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Kim Kang-woo, Baek Yoon-sik, Youn Yuh-jung, Kim Hyo-jin, On Joo-wan, Maui Taylor
Rating58% 2.9042352.9042352.9042352.9042352.904235
In a luxurious house outside Seoul lives one of the country's richest families: company president Yoon, his wife Baek Geum-ok, their divorced daughter Nami, and son Chul. Yoon is company president but the reins of power are held by his wife Geum-ok, whose aged father was once a powerful businessman, and whom Yoon married for her money and influence. Yoon's private secretary is Joo Young-jak, from humble origins. His current job is making sure a U.S. businessman, Robert Altman, is kept happy with hookers, as part of a major business deal that could prove crucial to the family's fortunes. When Geum-ok sees Yoon having an affair with their Filipina maid, Eva, on her hidden CCTV, she beds Young-jak in revenge. When Chul is arrested for organizing a slush fund for Altman, Geum-ok decides to further punish her husband for his "mistake" in bringing the family's name into public disrepute, by having Eva killed. At the same time, Nami and Young-jak, start an affair. Yoon commits suicide over Eva's death (and takes the blame for his son's activities). After his funeral, Young-jak quits the family, glad to be rid of their influences. He accompanies Eva's coffin to the Philippines, where he is joined on the plane by Nami.
The Housemaid, 1h46
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, Seo Woo, Youn Yuh-jung, Ahn Seo-hyeon, Hwang Jeong-min
Rating64% 3.2496953.2496953.2496953.2496953.249695
Eun-yi is hired as an au pair for Hae-ra (pregnant with twins) and her rich husband Hoon. Eun-yi's primary task is watching the couple's young daughter, Nami. Eun-yi is eager to connect to Nami, who gradually warms to her. Hoon begins to secretly flirt with Eun-yi, enticing her with glasses of wine and his piano playing, and they eventually begin a sexual relationship. Despite the affair, Eun-yi is still warm and friendly to Hoon's oblivious wife, Hae-ra; she even expresses enthusiasm and delight at the progress of Hae-ra's pregnancy.
The Old Garden, 1h52
Directed by Im Sang-soo
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ji Jin-hee, Yum Jung-ah, Youn Yuh-jung, Lee Eun-sung, Yoon Hee-seok, Ban Hyo-jung
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.340853.340853.340853.340853.34085
Hyun-woo (Ji Jin-hee) is released from prison after spending 17 years behind bars. During his college days he was involved in the student-led anti-government protests that swept across Korea in the early 1980s. Now that he is finally free, Hyun-woo travels back to the town where he spent a few precious months immediately prior to his arrest.