The director behind the film Park Chan-wook, who is also responsible as one of the screenwriters, was born on 23rd of August, 1963, in Seoul of South Korea. He is most noted for his major works, such as “Joint Security Area (2000), “The Vengeance Trilogy”, in which “Oldboy” was included, following “Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance” (2003), and last of the set is “Sympathy For Lady Vengeance”, filmed in 2005. Interestingly enough, they were not linked by their plots together, since they each offer a different story, however they remain to be different by their themes, which illustrate revenge, violence and salvation. At an early age, Mr. Chan-wook aspired to become an art critic, however after seeing “Vertigo”, he changed his mind and tried his luck at filmmaking. He was unsuccessful in the beginning, so he had to work with writing film criticisms for journals and made a living from it, before his first success with his film “Oldboy”, for which he won the Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004.
Park Chan-wook is most known for his filmic styles that deal with black humor and brutal violence. This is the main reason why most of his films remain unwelcome in some countries, due to its ratings. Another interesting fact is that he uses some of the same actors in each of his films, especially evident in the trilogy set. His other well-known, however less-successful films he made are “The Moon Is…The Sun’s Dream” from 1992, “I’m A Cyborg, But That’s Okay” (2006), “Thirst”