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Park Chan-wook



Stoker (2013), starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. Directed by Park Chan-wook:
Chan-wook ParkPark Chan-wook (born August 23, 1963) is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic. One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in his native country, Park is most known for his films Joint Security Area, Thirst and what has become known as The Vengeance Trilogy, consisting of 2002's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy in 2003 and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance in 2005. His films are noted for their immaculate framing and often brutal subject matter.

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American director Quentin Tarantino is an avowed fan of Park. As the head judge in 2004 Cannes Film Festival, he personally pushed for Park's Oldboy to be awarded the Palme d'Or (the honor eventually went to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11).[8] Oldboy garnered the Grand Prix, the second-highest honor in the competition. Tarantino also regards Park's Joint Security Area to be one of "the top twenty films made since 1992."

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In 2009, Park directed his first vampire film, Thirst starring Song Kang-ho which won Prix du Jury along with Fish Tank, directed by Andrea Arnold at 2009 Cannes Film Festival. He considered directing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy but ultimately turned it down.

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In 2011, Park directed his first English-language film Stoker.[13] He said he learned to accelerate the production process and completed filming in 480 hours.[11] Although Park does speak English, he used an interpreter on set.[11] On why the script attracted his attention, Park said: "I like telling big stories through small, artificially created worlds."

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Per the trailer, Stoker is on my anticipated films for 2013. We'll see how the reviews go.