Kwak Kyung-taek

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kwak.

Kwak Kyung-taek (Hangul: 곽경택; born 23 May 1966 in Busan, South Korea) is a South Korean film director best known for his 2001 record-breaking film Friend.

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Friend, a drama where conflicting criminal alliances turn old friends into enemies, set a new Korean box office record with an audience of 8 million, and he received the Holden Award for the Best Script at the 2001 Torino Film Festival. In 2003 he received an award at the Philadelphia Film Festival for the tragic boxer film Champion. His 2005 action film Typhoon, however, was a big budget flop.

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