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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)
Oasis Writer
(2002)
(2007)
Poetry Writer
(2010)

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 2018 Burning (screenplay by)
 2010 Poetry
 2002 Oasis
 1999 Peppermint Candy (writer)
 1997 Green Fish
 1993 To the Starry Island (writer)
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[speaking about Burning (2018) at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival] I saw a huge mystery in this short story by Murakami and I believed that it could turn into a whole series of mysteries and that there could be different layers to the mystery in a film. To begin with, I wanted to give the opportunity to a young director and just produce the film, but that's not how it worked out. Then a ... See more »

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

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