Park Chan-wook is an acclaimed Korean filmmaker best known for his film-adaptation of Oldboy
. The movie Joint Security Area
instantly made him one of his homecountry's most beloved directors and he has since then made several more films that met with great commercial success and critical acclaim, no thanks to Big Name Fan Quentin Tarantino
giving his movies the Colbert Bump
His style is marked by explicit violence and sexuality interwoven with tragedy akin to Shakespeare (he has stated that Shakespeare is one of his influences) and lots
of black humor. Not exactly something for the kids.
Tropes common to his works include:
Tropes commonly Subverted in his works include: