Yoo Ha

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Yoo Ha
Kim Young-joon

(1963-02-09) February 9, 1963 (age 56)
Gochang, North Jeolla, South Korea
Nationality South Korea
Other namesYoo Ha,
Yu Ha
EducationBA, MA
Alma materDongguk University,
Sejong University
OccupationFilm director,
Years active1988 - present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYu Ha
McCune–ReischauerYu Ha
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGim Yeong-jun
McCune–ReischauerKim Yŏng-jun

Yoo Ha (Korean유하; 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]



Poetry collection[edit]

  • It's Sunshining Mind to Him Who Is Leaving (Korean: 떠나는 그대 눈부신 명상입니다; 1990). Tree of Books. OCLC 30512330.
  • We Must Go to Apgujeong-dong on Windy Days (Korean: 바람 부는 날이면 압구정동에 가야 한다; 1991). Literature & Wisdom. OCLC 28851004.
  • There Are No Ugly Brides (Korean: 안 이쁜 신부도 있나 뭐; 1991). Segye-sa. ISBN 978-89-338-1017-0.
  • Moorim Diary (Korean: 무림 일기; 1994). JoongAng M&B. OCLC 814879354.
  • Love of the Sewoon Shopping Mall's Kid (Korean: 세운 상가 키드의 사랑; 1995). Literature & Wisdom. ISBN 978-89-320-0770-0.
  • Contributing to the Bruce Lee's Generation (Korean: 이소룡 세대에 바친다; 1995). Town of Literature. ISBN 978-89-85712-74-3.
  • My Love Was Lightweight Like a Butterfly (Korean: 나의 사랑은 나비처럼 가벼웠다; 1999). Yeolimwon. ISBN 978-89-7063-184-4.
  • The Thousand Days' Story About Horses (Korean: 천일 마화; 2000). Literature & Wisdom. ISBN 978-89-320-1207-0.
  • Whole Dinner of the World (Korean: 세상의 모든 저녁; 2007). Mineum-sa. ISBN 978-89-374-0556-3.


  • How to Appreciate Jazz Music Interestingly (Korean: 재즈를 재미있게 듣는 법; 1999). The Golden Branch. ISBN 978-89-8273-095-5.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kwon, Young-min. (2004-02-25). Encyclopedia of Korean Contemporary Literature. Seoul University Press. "Yoo Ha" page. ISBN 978-89-521-0461-8. ‹See Tfd›(in Korean)
  2. ^ Naver - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" ‹See Tfd›(in Korean)
  3. ^ Nate - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" Archived March 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Korean)
  4. ^ The Hankyoreh - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" Archived August 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Korean)
  5. ^ Cine21 - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" ‹See Tfd›(in Korean)
  6. ^ Maxmovie - Person Profile "Yoo Ha" ‹See Tfd›(in Korean)
  7. ^ A Dirty Carnival review at Koreanfilm.org

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