Kang Hyeong-cheol

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Kang Hyeong-cheol
(타짜-신의 손) 최승현 캐스팅 비하인드 영상 Kang Hyeong-cheol.jpg
Other namesKang Hyoung-chul
Alma materYong In University
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active2008-present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationKang Hyeongcheol
McCune–ReischauerKang Hyŏngch'ŏl

Kang Hyeong-cheol is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His first two films Scandal Makers (2008) and Sunny (2011) have been the highest grossing Korean films of their respective years, and are both among the highest grossing Korean films of all time.[1][2] Kang won Best Director at the 48th Grand Bell Awards in 2011.[3][4]


Year English title Korean title Credited as Tickets sold
2008 Scandal Makers 과속스캔들 Director, screenwriter 8,268,819
2011 Sunny 써니 Director, screenwriter 7,366,450
2012 Cine Note ("It Could Happen to You")[5] 시네노트 (당신에게 일어날 수 있는 일) Director, screenwriter
2013 Cheer Up, Mr. Lee 힘내세요, 병헌씨 Actor 2,965
2014 Tazza: The Hidden Card 타짜: 신의 손 Director 3,970,512
2018 Swing Kids 스윙키즈 Director

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Screenplay
Scandal Makers
Best New Director Nominated
29th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best Director Won
30th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Director Won
2011 48th Grand Bell Awards Best Director
Best Screenplay Nominated
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Director Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
2012 3rd KOFRA Film Awards Best Director Won
2014 51st Grand Bell Awards Best Director
Tazza: The Hidden Card

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "No Secret Ingredient for Success, Says Sunny Director Kang". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. ^ Petkova, Antoniya (April 2012). "Interview: Hyeong-Cheol Kang, director of Sunny". CineVue. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. ^ "48th Daejong Film Awards Highlight Year's Best". The Chosun Ilbo. 18 October 2011. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  4. ^ "The Front Line top winner at Korea's Grand Bell Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  5. ^ Lee, Claire (20 January 2012). "Smartphones help directors look at films from new angles". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 14 October 2014.

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