Submissions from South Korea to the Academy Awards to get an Oscar Nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film Category

by CineasticusBorealis | created - 30 Sep 2014 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

A detailed text on South Korean submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film will follow as soon as I have some more time to create it. Please be patient!

............................................................................................. This list is chronologically sorted in reverse by years of participation!

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1. Burning (2018)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim

Votes: 21,224 | Gross: $0.72M

91st ACADEMY AWARDS (2018) ░░░░ Status: submitted

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2. A Taxi Driver (2017)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

69 Metascore

A widowed father and taxi driver who drives a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising, soon finds himself regretting his decision after being caught in the violence around him.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-jin Yoo, Jun-yeol Ryu

Votes: 9,175 | Gross: $1.53M

90th ACADEMY AWARDS (2017) | Status: submitted

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3. The Age of Shadows (2016)

TV-MA | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Kang-ho Song, Yoo Gong, Richard Epcar

Votes: 6,465 | Gross: $0.54M

89th ACADEMY AWARDS (2016) | Status: submitted

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4. The Throne (2015)

125 min | Drama, History

Set in 18th century Korea, long-ruling King Yeongjo's struggle with his son, Sado, sees the king take extreme measures in order to deal with his heir.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ah-in Yoo, Geun-young Moon, Hae-sook Kim

Votes: 1,581

88th ACADEMY AWARDS (2015) | Status: submitted

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5. Sea Fog (2014)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.

Director: Sung-bo Shim | Stars: Yoon-Seok Kim, Yoo-chun Park, Ye-ri Han, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 2,386

87th ACADEMY AWARDS (2014) | Status: submitted

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6. Juvenile Offender (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama

A juvenile offender Ji-gu reunites with his young mom who he thought was dead.

Director: Yi-kwan Kang | Stars: Won-tae Choi, Seok-yong Jeong, Rae-yeon Kang, Jung-hyun Lee

Votes: 175

86th ACADEMY AWARDS (2013) | Status: submitted

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7. Pieta (2012)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Min-soo Jo, Jung-Jin Lee, Ki-Hong Woo, Eunjin Kang

Votes: 11,479 | Gross: $0.02M

85th ACADEMY AWARDS (2012) | Status: submitted

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8. The Front Line (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

59 Metascore

A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Soo Go, Seung-su Ryu, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 5,293 | Gross: $0.01M

84th ACADEMY AWARDS (2011) | Status: submitted

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9. A Barefoot Dream (2010)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Sport

After a series of pipe dream ventures go belly up, retired pro soccer player Kim Won-kang happens to visit East Timor, where he finds children playing the game barefoot on rocky pitches. ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Jin-Woong Cho, Gabriel Da Costa, Junior Da Costa, Zefancy Diaz

Votes: 332

83rd ACADEMY AWARDS (2010) | Status: submitted

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10. Mother (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

79 Metascore

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Goo Jin, Je-mun Yun

Votes: 36,964 | Gross: $0.55M

82nd ACADEMY AWARDS (2009) | Status: submitted

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11. Crossing (2008)

107 min | Drama

About a young boy in North Korea who wants to find his father who is forced to become a refugee in South Korea.

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: In-Pyo Cha, Myeong-cheol Shin, Young-hwa Seo, In-gi Jeong

Votes: 1,003

81st ACADEMY AWARDS (2008) | Status: submitted

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12. Secret Sunshine (2007)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

84 Metascore

A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Kang-ho Song, Yeong-jin Jo, Mi-kyung Kim

Votes: 5,485

80th ACADEMY AWARDS (2007) | Status: submitted

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13. The King and the Clown (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, History

Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jin-young Jung, Seong-Yeon Kang, Joon-Gi Lee

Votes: 4,649

79th ACADEMY AWARDS (2006) | Status: submitted

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14. Battle Ground 625 (2005)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war.

Director: Kwang-Hyun Park | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ha-kyun Shin, Hye-jeong Kang, Ha-ryong Lim

Votes: 6,114

78th ACADEMY AWARDS (2005) | Status: submitted

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15. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War

64 Metascore

When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Won Bin, Eun-ju Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 35,657 | Gross: $1.11M

77th ACADEMY AWARDS (2004) | Status: submitted

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16. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk on an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Young-min Kim

Votes: 71,152 | Gross: $2.38M

76th ACADEMY AWARDS (2003) | Status: submitted

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17. Oasis (2002)

133 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, So-Ri Moon, Nae-sang Ahn, Seung-wan Ryoo

Votes: 6,839

75th ACADEMY AWARDS (2002) | Status: submitted

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18. Chunhyang (2000)

R | 120 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

79 Metascore

Mongryong marries the beautiful Chunhyang without telling his father, the Governor of Namwon. When his father is transferred to Seoul, Mongryong has to leave Chunhyang and finish his exams.... See full summary »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Hyo-jeong Lee, Seung-woo Cho, Seong-nyeo Kim, Hak-young Kim

Votes: 1,514 | Gross: $0.80M

73rd ACADEMY AWARDS (2000) | Status: submitted

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19. 301/302 (1995)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Two obsessive-compulsives, a chef and an anorexic writer, are neighbors in an apartment building. The chef (301) tries to entice her neighbor to eat with fabulous meals. The writer (302) ... See full summary »

Director: Cheol-su Park | Stars: Eun-jin Pang, Sin-hye Hwang, Chu-Ryun Kim

Votes: 930

68th ACADEMY AWARDS (1995) | Status: submitted

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20. Life and Death of the Hollywood Kid (1994)

114 min | Drama

The story of film director Yun Myoggil and his best friend Lim Byoungsuk whom has obsessive with watching American film. Lim gave his playscript to Yun to make a film. Yun begins to realise that the most of script was replicated.

Director: Ji-yeong Jeong | Stars: Min-su Choi, Young Jae Dok-Go, Jun-ho Heo, Kyoung-In Hong

Votes: 68

67th ACADEMY AWARDS (1994) | Status: submitted

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21. Mayumi: Virgin Terrorist (1990)

110 min | Drama

Two North Korean terrorists posing as Japanese tourists under the names of Shin Icho and Ma Yumi, blow up a Korean Airline flight enroute to Baghdad, Iraq. When investigators catch up with ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Seo-ra Kim, Hak-jae Lee, Sung-il Shin, George Kennedy

Votes: 19

63rd ACADEMY AWARDS (1990) | Status: submitted

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22. Eunuch (1986)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Jeong-ho is castrated by an ambitious minister for loving above his station. The minister also happens to be the father of Ja-ok, the girl Jeong-ho loved. He sends his daughter to the king ... See full summary »

Director: Doo-yong Lee | Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Mi-sook Lee, Kung-won Nam, Jin-a Kim

Votes: 11

59th ACADEMY AWARDS (1986) | Status: submitted

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23. Er Woo Dong: The Entertainer (1985)

110 min | Drama

Er Woo Dong translates to "entertainer," a rough approximation of the duties of 14th-century Korean courtesan Er Yoon Chang. After a lifetime "in service," Er Yoon Chang retires to a ... See full summary »

Director: Jang-ho Lee | Stars: Bo-Hee Lee, Sung-Ki Ahn, Won-suk Park, Myung-gon Kim

Votes: 43

58th ACADEMY AWARDS (1985) | Status: submitted

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24. Yeoin janhoksa moulleya moulleya (1984)

100 min | Drama

Ki-rye, from a respectable but poor family, is married off to the deceased son of a powerful government official. Her father-in-law takes pity on her miserable and lonely condition and ... See full summary »

Director: Doo-yong Lee | Stars: Mi-kyeong Won, Yeong-Ryong Shin, Jeong-suk Moon, Seong-kwan Choi

Votes: 21

57th ACADEMY AWARDS (1984) | Status: submitted

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25. Sam-yong's Love (1973)

110 min | Drama

Kwang-shik misunderstands his wife's motherly attentions for mute Sam-yong, a servant on his land, leading to Sam-yong being fired. Kwang-shik is having an affair of his own and when his ... See full summary »

Director: Jang-ho Byeon | Stars: Hee-ra Kim, Yeong-kyeong Yun, Yeong-il Shin, In-suk Choi

46th ACADEMY AWARDS (1973) | Status: submitted

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26. The Old Jar Craftsman (1969)

95 min | Drama, Romance

A lonely old potter saves the life of a young woman. She is grateful to him, but does not return the love he feels for her. However she feels obligated to marry him. In time, her former ... See full summary »

Director: Ha Won Choi | Stars: Hae Hwang, Jeong-hie Yun, Kung-won Nam, Hee-ra Kim

Votes: 22

42nd ACADEMY AWARDS (1969) | Status: submitted

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41st ACADEMY AWARDS (1968) | Status: submitted

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28. Rice (1963)

124 min | Drama

The poor farmers of Muju in Cheonbuk Province cannot get enough water to irrigate their rice. They attempt many times to build a canal to the Geum River, but fail each time. After the military coup of 1962 however, the government gives its full support and helps the villagers succeed

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Yeong-gyun Shin, Eun-hie Choi, Kung-won Nam, Ki-hong Lee

39th ACADEMY AWARDS (1966) | Status: submitted

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29. The Dumb Samyong (1964)

85 min | Drama

Deaf Samryong works as a farmhand. He loves the landlord's daughter-in-law. This film describes his true love and humanity to resist old customs.

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Eun-hie Choi, No-shik Park, Do Kum-Bong

Votes: 21

37th ACADEMY AWARDS (1964) | Status: submitted

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30. My Mother and Her Guest (1961)

103 min | Drama

Ok-hui lives with her grandmother, her mother and the maid. People refer to their house as the "Widow House" because all three adult women who live there are widows. One day, a teacher named Mr. Han moves into the house as a lodger.

Director: Sang-ok Shin | Stars: Eun-hie Choi, Yeong-gyun Shin, Yeong-seon Jeon, Jin Kyu Kim

Votes: 110

35th ACADEMY AWARDS (1962) | Status: submitted

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