Cho Ui-seok

Cho Ui-seok (born January 1, 1976) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

Cho Ui-seok
Born (1976-01-01) January 1, 1976 (age 44)
Alma materKorea National University of Arts
OccupationFilm director,
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJo Ui-seok
McCune–ReischauerCho Ǔi-sŏk


Cho made his debut with the action comedy Make It Big (2002), making him one of the youngest directors in Korea at the age of 26. With dynamic set of characters and by tackling a conventional genre in a witty way, Cho was immediately in the spotlight upon the film's release. His third feature is the smash hit investigation thriller Cold Eyes (2013).[1][2][3] His fourth film was the star-studded thriller Master (2016), featuring Lee Byung-hun, Kang Dong-won and Kim Woo-bin. Released in December, it grossed US$34 million with 4.9 million total admissions, making it the No. 11 bestselling film for 2016 in Korea.[4]



  1. ^ "CHO Ui-seok". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  2. ^ Jung, Han-seok (1 August 2013). "JOH Ui-seok and KIM Byeong-seo, Directors of COLD EYES". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  3. ^ "Interview with Cold Eyes Director Jo Ui-Seok". 24hrkpop. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  4. ^ Hicap, Jonathan (3 February 2017). "Master continues to rake it in". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  5. ^ Conran, Pierce (10 May 2016). "LEE Byung-hun Thriller MASTER Goes into Production". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-08-17.

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