Choi Min-sik in the famous hammer scene from Oldboy (2003), directed by Park Chan-wook. Park’s unique style has made him one of the world’s most distinctive filmmakers. Photo: Show East Choi Min-sik in the famous hammer scene from Oldboy (2003), directed by Park Chan-wook. Park’s unique style has made him one of the world’s most distinctive filmmakers. Photo: Show East
Choi Min-sik in the famous hammer scene from Oldboy (2003), directed by Park Chan-wook. Park’s unique style has made him one of the world’s most distinctive filmmakers. Photo: Show East

How Oldboy director Park Chan-wook brings Korean cinema to the world with his brutal yet elegant films

  • By combining human ugliness with cinematic elegance in a random and cruel world, Park turns violence into art with extraordinary power and effect
  • With Boon Jong-ho’s Parasite putting South Korea on the movie map, we cannot wait to see what Park does next

Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films
Choi Min-sik in the famous hammer scene from Oldboy (2003), directed by Park Chan-wook. Park’s unique style has made him one of the world’s most distinctive filmmakers. Photo: Show East Choi Min-sik in the famous hammer scene from Oldboy (2003), directed by Park Chan-wook. Park’s unique style has made him one of the world’s most distinctive filmmakers. Photo: Show East
Choi Min-sik in the famous hammer scene from Oldboy (2003), directed by Park Chan-wook. Park’s unique style has made him one of the world’s most distinctive filmmakers. Photo: Show East
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