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Lee Sang-il (Korean: 이상일, born 6 January 1974 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan) is a Zainichi Korean film director and screenwriter. His first film, Chong, was a short film about the lives of third generation Koreans living in Japan.

Lee Sang-il
Born (1974-01-06) 6 January 1974 (age 45)
OccupationFilm director
Lee Sang-il
Japanese name
Korean name

Hula Girls was declared best Japanese film of 2006 by Kinema Junpo (キネマ旬報), and Lee won the Best Director and Best Screenplay prizes at the 2007 Japanese Academy Awards for the film.[1] His film Unforgiven was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[2][3]



  1. ^ 第 30 回日本アカデミー賞優秀作品 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Unforgiven". TIFF. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition". Indiewire. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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