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Chang-dong Lee


Lee Chang-Dong was born in 1954 in Daegu, which some consider the most right-wing city in South Korea. Lee is a former high-school teacher and an acclaimed novelist. He turned to cinema when he was over 40 years old. His debut film "Green Fish" (1997) brought immediate success and critical acclaim. "Peppermint Candy" (2000), seemingly having the ... See full bio »

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Burning Writer
(2018)
Shi Writer
(2010)
Oasis Writer
(2002)
(2007)

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 2018 Burning (screenplay by)
 2010 Shi
 2002 Oasis
 1999 Peppermint Candy (writer)
 1997 Green Fish
 1993 To the Starry Island (writer)
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When I used to write novels, I always wrote for one person, for this person who thought and felt the same way as I do. It almost felt like I was writing a love letter to this very specific person who would understand what I'm writing and share the same feelings and thoughts. A film audience is much higher in number and it's much less specific, but I still create films for that certain audience - ... See more »

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Serving as Minister of Culture in Roh Moo-Hyun's government. See more »

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