Yoo Ha

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Not to be confused with Yoo Ha-na and Ha Yu.
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim. In stage/pen name, the surname is Yoo.
Yoo Ha
Born Kim Young-joon
(1963-02-09) February 9, 1963 (age 53)
Gochang, North Jeolla, South Korea
Nationality  South Korea
Other names Yoo Ha,
Yu Ha
Ethnicity Koreans
Education BA, MA
Alma mater Dongguk University,
Sejong University
Occupation Film director,
Years active 1988 - present
Korean name
Revised Romanization Yu Ha
McCune–Reischauer Yu Ha
Birth name
Revised Romanization Gim Yeong-jun
McCune–Reischauer Kim Yŏng-jun

Yoo Ha (Hangul유하; or spelled Yu Ha; born February 9, 1963) is a South Korean film director, screenwriter and a contemporary poet. He directed the critically acclaimed films Marriage Is a Crazy Thing (2002), Once Upon a Time in High School (2004), and A Dirty Carnival (2006). The latter is a gangster movie with allusions to Martin Scorsese films like Gangs of New York, Mean Streets and Goodfellas.[7]



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  1. ^ Kwon, Young-min. (2004-02-25). Encyclopedia of Korean Contemporary Literature. Seoul University Press. "Yoo Ha" page. ISBN 978-89-521-0461-8. (Korean)
  2. ^ Naver - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" (Korean)
  3. ^ Nate - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" (Korean)
  4. ^ The Hankyoreh - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" (Korean)
  5. ^ Cine21 - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" (Korean)
  6. ^ Maxmovie - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" (Korean)
  7. ^ A Dirty Carnival review at Koreanfilm.org

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