Kwak Kyung-taek

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Kwak Kyung-taek
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Kwak Kyung-taek on Oct 21, 2013
Born (1966-05-23) May 23, 1966 (age 52)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1997–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGwak Gyeongtaek
McCune–ReischauerKwak Kyŏngt'aek

Kwak Kyung-taek (Hangul곽경택; born 23 May 1966) is a South Korean film director best known for his 2001 record-breaking film Friend.


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 boxing drama film Champion. His 2005 action film Typhoon, however, was a commercial failure.

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