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Hur Jin-ho (Korean허진호; born August 8, 1963) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

Hur Jin-ho
Born (1963-08-08) August 8, 1963 (age 55)
EducationYonsei University - Philosophy
Korean Academy of Film Arts - Filmmaking
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHeo Jin-ho
McCune–ReischauerHŏ Chin-ho



Hur Jin-ho graduated from Yonsei University with a degree in philosophy and went on to study filmmaking at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. His first steps as a film director did not go unnoticed as his first short, For Go-chul, was selected for the Vancouver International Film Festival. He later co-wrote the script of A Single Spark and Kilimanjaro. Many of his feature films, Christmas in August (shown at the Critics' Week in Cannes in 1998), One Fine Spring Day (2001), April Snow (2005), Happiness (2007) and A Good Rain Knows (2009) are variations on Hur's favorite theme: love.[1] Film critic Kim Ji-mi says in Korean Film Observatory magazine (No. 23), Hur "shows the outstanding talent of being able to grasp the sensitive moments of the beginning and ending of a love between a man and a woman" (p. 22).[2]



  • 2010: A Nap - director[5]

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  1. ^ "Breakout talent roll". Variety. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Hartzell, Adam. "Happiness". Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ Kim, June (18 November 2014). "Casting Begins for HUR Jin-ho's THE LAST PRINCESS". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-11-19.
  4. ^ Jin, Min-ji (3 January 2019). "Local filmmakers drop the big budgets in favor of diverse genres: This year, Korean film will be ambitious without breaking the bank". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  5. ^ Jang, Kyung-jin (11 February 2010). "Filmmaker Hur Jin-ho tries his hand in directing a play". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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