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* CentralTheme: For the Vengeance Trilogy it's RevengeIsNotJustice; characters loose everything in the pursuit of payback.


Park Chan-wook (born August 23, 1963) is an acclaimed Korean filmmaker best known for his adaptation of ''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}''. The film ''Film/JointSecurityArea'' 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 Creator/QuentinTarantino giving his movies the ColbertBump.

His style is marked by explicit violence and sexuality interwoven with tragedy akin to Creator/WilliamShakespeare (he has stated that Shakespeare is one of his influences) and ''lots'' of black humor. Not exactly something for the kids.

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Park Chan-wook (born August 23, 1963) is an acclaimed Korean filmmaker best known for his adaptation [[Film/Oldboy2003 film adaptation]] of ''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}''. ''Manga/{{Oldboy}}''. The film ''Film/JointSecurityArea'' 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 Creator/QuentinTarantino giving his movies work the ColbertBump.

His style is marked by explicit violence and sexuality interwoven with tragedy akin to Creator/WilliamShakespeare (he has stated that Shakespeare is one of his influences) and ''lots'' ''truckloads'' of black humor. Not exactly something for the kids.



* ''The Little Drummer Girl'' (2018) Was brought on to direct this TV adaptation of Creator/JohnLeCarre's book of the same name. Stars Creator/FlorencePugh as the titular girl.

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* ''The Little Drummer Girl'' (2018) Was brought on to direct this TV adaptation of Creator/JohnLeCarre's book of the same name. Stars name, which stars Creator/FlorencePugh as the titular girl.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: A meta example. Park seens to be quiet and thoughtful himself and has emphasized his antipathy to any kind of violence on several occasions, still his movies deal with disturbing topics and don't shy from graphic depictions of cruelty.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: A meta example. Park seens seems to be quiet and thoughtful himself and has emphasized his antipathy to any kind of violence on several occasions, still his movies deal with disturbing topics and don't shy from graphic depictions of cruelty.



* SiblingTeam: Park Chan-wook and his brother Park Chan-kyong (an artist himself) have made two short films (''Night Fishing'' and ''Day Trip'') together under the name of [[IncrediblyLamePun PARKing CHANce]].

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* SiblingTeam: Park Chan-wook and his brother Park Chan-kyong (an artist himself) have made collaborated on two short films shorts (''Night Fishing'' and ''Day Trip'') together under the name of [[IncrediblyLamePun PARKing CHANce]].



* {{Gorn}}: As heavy on violence as his movies may be, it always has meaning within the plot.

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* {{Gorn}}: As heavy on violence as his movies films may be, it always has meaning within the plot.


Park Chan-wook (born August 23, 1963) is an acclaimed Korean filmmaker best known for his film-adaptation of ''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}''. The movie ''Film/JointSecurityArea'' 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 Creator/QuentinTarantino giving his movies the ColbertBump.

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.

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Park Chan-wook (born August 23, 1963) is an acclaimed Korean filmmaker best known for his film-adaptation adaptation of ''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}''. The movie film ''Film/JointSecurityArea'' 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 Creator/QuentinTarantino giving his movies the ColbertBump.

His style is marked by explicit violence and sexuality interwoven with tragedy akin to Shakespeare Creator/WilliamShakespeare (he has stated that Shakespeare is one of his influences) and ''lots'' of black humor. Not exactly something for the kids.



* ''Judgment'' (1999) (short film)

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* ''Judgment'' (1999) (short film) (1999; short)



* ''If You Were Me'' (2003) (segment "Never Ending Peace And Love")

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* ''If You Were Me'' (2003) (segment (2003; segment "Never Ending Peace And and Love")



* ''Film/ThreeExtremes'' (2004) (segment "Cut")

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* ''Film/ThreeExtremes'' (2004) (segment (2004; segment "Cut")



* ''[[Film/ImACyborgButThatsOK I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK]]'' (2006)
* ''Film/Thirst2009''

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* ''[[Film/ImACyborgButThatsOK I'm a Cyborg, but But That's OK]]'' (2006)
* ''Film/Thirst2009''''Film/{{Thirst|2009}}'' (2009)



* ''The Brigands Of Rattlecreek'' (TBA)

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* ''The Brigands Of of Rattlecreek'' (TBA)



* AntiHero: Especially present in the movies of the vengeance trilogy, but not unheard of in his other works.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: A meta example. Park Chan-wook seens to be a quiet and thoughtful person himself and has emphasized his antipathy to any kind of violence on several occasions, still his movies deal with disturbing topics and don't shy from graphic depictions of cruelty.

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* AntiHero: Especially present in the movies of the vengeance trilogy, ''Vengeance Trilogy'', but not unheard of in his other works.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: A meta example. Park Chan-wook seens to be a quiet and thoughtful person himself and has emphasized his antipathy to any kind of violence on several occasions, still his movies deal with disturbing topics and don't shy from graphic depictions of cruelty.



* CreatorBacklash: He has claimed several times that he is embarrassed about his first two full-length movies ''The Moon Is... the Sun's Dream'' and ''Trio''.

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* CreatorBacklash: He has claimed stated several times that he is embarrassed about his first two full-length movies features ''The Moon Is... the Sun's Dream'' and ''Trio''.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Perhaps due to his OldShame for ''The Moon Is...'' and ''Trio'', both are lacking in availability but can be found on Website/{{YouTube}}.



* TheQuietOne: The man himself as well as some of the lead characters in his movies, especially Ryu in ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance'' (he's deaf-mute) and Sang-hyung in ''Film/Thirst2009''.

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* TheQuietOne: The man himself as well as some of the lead characters in his movies, protagonists, especially Ryu in ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance'' (he's deaf-mute) and Sang-hyung in ''Film/Thirst2009''.''Film/{{Thirst|2009}}''.



* ThematicSeries: ''Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance'', ''Oldboy'', and ''Sympathy for Lady Vengeance''

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* ThematicSeries: ''Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance'', ''Oldboy'', ''Oldboy'' and ''Sympathy for Lady Vengeance''


* ''Decision to Leave'' (2022)

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* ''Decision to Leave'' ''Film/DecisionToLeave'' (2022)

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* ''Decision to Leave'' (2022)


* TheQuietOne: The man himself as well as some of the lead characters in his movies, especially Ryu in ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance'' (he's deaf-mute) and Sang-hyung in ''{{Film/Thirst}}''.

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* TheQuietOne: The man himself as well as some of the lead characters in his movies, especially Ryu in ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance'' (he's deaf-mute) and Sang-hyung in ''{{Film/Thirst}}''.''Film/Thirst2009''.


* ''Film/{{Thirst}}'' (2009)

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* ''Film/{{Thirst}}'' (2009)''Film/Thirst2009''


Park Chan-wook (born August 23, 1963) is an acclaimed Korean filmmaker best known for his film-adaptation of ''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}''. The movie ''Film/JointSecurityArea'' 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 BigNameFan Creator/QuentinTarantino giving his movies the ColbertBump.

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Park Chan-wook (born August 23, 1963) is an acclaimed Korean filmmaker best known for his film-adaptation of ''Film/{{Oldboy|2003}}''. The movie ''Film/JointSecurityArea'' 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 BigNameFan Creator/QuentinTarantino giving his movies the ColbertBump.


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.

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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''' ''lots'' of black humor. Not exactly something for the kids.


* CreatorBacklash: He has claimed several times that he is embarrassed about his first two full-length movies ''The Moon Is ... the Sun's Dream'' and ''Trio''.

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* CreatorBacklash: He has claimed several times that he is embarrassed about his first two full-length movies ''The Moon Is ...Is... the Sun's Dream'' and ''Trio''.



* TheQuietOne: The man himself as well as some of the lead characters in his movies, especially Ryu in Film/SympathyForMrVengeance (he's deaf-mute)and Sang-hyung in {{Film/Thirst}}.

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* TheQuietOne: The man himself as well as some of the lead characters in his movies, especially Ryu in Film/SympathyForMrVengeance ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance'' (he's deaf-mute)and deaf-mute) and Sang-hyung in {{Film/Thirst}}.''{{Film/Thirst}}''.


%%* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding
* BlackComedy

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%%* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding
* BlackComedyBittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: His movies tend to end either way.
* BlackComedy: Loads of it.


* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The point of the ''Vengeance Trilogy'', [[CaptainObvious obviously]].

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The point of the ''Vengeance Trilogy'', [[CaptainObvious obviously]].obviously.

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