Lee Sang-il (film director)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Sang-il
Born (1974-01-06) January 6, 1974 (age 42)
Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Film director
Lee Sang-il
Japanese name
Kana イ・サンイル
Korean name
Hangul 이상일

Lee Sang-il (Korean: 이상일, born 6 January 1974 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan) is a Zainichi Korean film director and screenwriter. His first film, Chong, was a short film about the lives of third generation Koreans living in Japan.

Hula Girls was declared best Japanese film of 2006 by Kinema Junpo (キネマ旬報?), and Lee won the Best Director and Best Screenplay prizes at the 2007 Japanese Academy Awards for the film.[1] His film Unforgiven was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[2][3]



  1. ^ 第 30 回日本アカデミー賞優秀作品 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Unforgiven". TIFF. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition". Indiewire. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 

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