Ki-duk Kim - Biography

He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. In 1993 he won the award for Best Screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with "A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death". After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with Ag-o (1996). Then he went on to direct Yasaeng dongmul bohoguyeog (1997), Paran daemun (1998) ("Birdcage Inn"), _Seom (2000)_ ("The Isle") and the highly experimental Real Fiction (2000) ("Real Fiction"), shot in just 200 minutes. In 1999, Adresse inconnue (2001) was selected by the Pusan Film Festival's Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) for development.