Choi Kook-hee

Choi Kook-hee (born 1976), is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Choi wrote and directed his debut sports film Split (2016) which won New Flesh Award for Best First Feature at the 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival. He wrote the script after seeing an autistic man bowling in a hilarious posture but with exceptionally high performance. He could not forget that man's image for days, believing that if such a genius exists, someone will try to take advantage of the genius's ability.[1][2]

Choi Kook-hee
Born1976 (age 43–44)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChoe Guk-hui
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Kuk-hǔi


  • Blue Decoding (short film, 2002) – director
  • Tale of Cinema (2005) – directing department
  • The Springtime of Life (short film, 2006) – director, screenwriter
  • The Sundays of August (2006) – actor
  • Carnival (short film, 2007) – director, screenwriter
  • Split (2016) – director, screenwriter
  • Default (2018) – director
  • Life is Beautiful (2020) – director[3]



  1. ^ Jin, Min-ji (7 November 2016). "Split bowls its way into hearts: The heartwarming drama tells refreshing tale of love for a sport". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ "[Guest Film Review] "Split" – New York Asian Film Festival". Hancinema. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ "RYU Seung-ryong and YUM Jung-ah Join LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL". Korean Film Biz Zone. 1 August 2019.

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