Magazine article Variety

Kim Jeewoon Honored by French Government

Magazine article Variety

Kim Jeewoon Honored by French Government

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SOUTH KOREAN DIRECTOR Kim Jee-woon received the Arts and Letters Officer's decoration for his contribution to the arts at the French Night party on Oct. 6, during the Busan International Film Festival.

Best-known for his Korean Western "The Good, the Bad, the Weird," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, Kim launched his career with 1998 feature "The Quiet Family," and continued with 2000's "The Foul King," 2003 horror drama "A Tale of Two Sisters," 2005's "A Bittersweet Life" and two Warner Bros. Korea releases - 2016's "The Age of Shadows" and 2018's "Illang: The Wolf Brigade." "Illang" is screening at Busan't Korean Cinema Today - Panorama section. In 2013, Kim made his U.S. directorial debut with Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring "The Last Stand."

While much has been written about Kim, here are some things that might have been overlooked:

* Kim started his career as a stage director and actor. …

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