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AFP: South Korean director to get presidential award

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 12, 2006 at 4:50AM

A South Korean director who won the Grand Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival is to receive a presidential award for raising the country's profile overseas, it was announced. Park Chan-Wook took the Cannes prize with his revenge thriller "Old Boy," part of a trilogy, but has now branched out into romantic comedy with "I'm a Cyborg But That's Okay." President Roh Moo-Hyun will present the award next Monday, the culture ministry said. AFP reports.
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A South Korean director who won the Grand Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival is to receive a presidential award for raising the country's profile overseas, it was announced. Park Chan-Wook took the Cannes prize with his revenge thriller "Old Boy," part of a trilogy, but has now branched out into romantic comedy with "I'm a Cyborg But That's Okay." President Roh Moo-Hyun will present the award next Monday, the culture ministry said. AFP reports.





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