The Amazing Director Jang Joon-hwan and His Career Journey
Jang Joon-hwan’s name became very famous in the movie industry after he directed the movie entitled Save the Green Planet in 2003. Not only worked as a director, but Jang Joon-hwan also experienced as a screenwriter and cinematographer as well. Let’s get to know more about Jang Joon-hwan’s profile!
Jang Joon-hwan’s Profile
Birth Name: Jang Joon-hwan (장준환)
Stage Name: Jang Joon-hwan (장준환)
Date of Birth: Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, South Korea, January 18, 1970
Age: 50 years old
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Education: Sungkyunkwan University, Korean Academy of Film Arts
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer
Years Active: 1994 – present
Relationship Status: Married
Jang Joon-hwan’s Career Journey
Jang Joon-hwan has proven his passion for the movie industry since a young age. After he graduated from Sungkyunkwan University, Jang Joon-hwan was started his journey by pursuing a career as a director. His first project of directing job was marked through 2001 Imagine which also known as a short film.
Even though Jang Joon-hwan also involved with other movie projects, but his name was raised after his directing job of Save the Green Planet, a science-fiction movie which released in 2003. It also leads him to received Best Director awards from Busan Film Critics Awards.
After Save the Green Planet era, Jang Joon-hwan was made another breakthrough appearance by directing the movie Hair in 2004, Love For sale in 2010, Hwayi: A Monster Boy in 2013, and 1987: When the Day Comes in 2017.
Jang Joon-hwan’s Famous Movie
As a movie director, Jang Joon-hwan has to direct a lot of short films, movies, and many more. But, there was some movie that made his name was recognized and gained a lot of attention from people. And here are some of Jang Joon-hwan’s famous movie:
Save the Green Planet
Save the Green Planet was a science-fiction movie that narrating the story of Lee Byeong-gu who kidnapped Kang Man-shik, the CEO of Yoojae Chemical Company. Lee Byeong-gu and his girlfriend Su-ni were believed that Kang Man-shik actually an alien from the Andromeda galaxy and accused him to plan to destroy the earth. Kang Man-shik was trapped in Lee Byeong-gu’s basement, meanwhile, the local police also tried to reveal Kang Man-shik’s kidnapping case with the help of a detective.
Hwayi: A Monster Boy
Hwayi: A Monster Boy tells the story of Hwayi, a guy who was actually kidnapped by a group of a gangster when he was still a child. The gangster group was raised Hwayi until he matures enough, until his 17th age. Hwayi also considering him as his ‘father’. Later on, Hwayi was trained to be a deadly killer. While he was trained to be a killer and involved with the assassination plan, Hwayi also found the truth about himself and his past life. It also led him to fight against his gangster fathers.
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1987: When The Day Comes
1987: When the Day Comes was based on the real-life of Korean fighters, there was a tragedy in 1987 where Korean college students were held a huge demonstration. Meanwhile, The movie was narrating the story of a college student named Park Jong-chul who was arrested due to his involvement in a demonstration against the regime of President Chun Doo-hwan.
Later on, Park Jong-chul was tortured until he died. The local police have tried to ‘erase’ the case, which made the media and Korean college students were getting mad and wanted to reveal the truth about Park Jong-chul’s death.
About Jang Joon-hwan’s Personal Life: Marriage with Actress Moon So-ri
On December 24, 2006, Jang Joon-hwan was tied the knot with actress Moon So-ri. His wife wasn’t only famous as an actress, but she also worked as a film director and screenwriter as well! It was revealed that both Jang Joon-hwan and Moon So-ri were alumni from Sungkyunkwan University. Both of them used to in a secret relationship for a year before decided to tie the knot in 2006.
However, their first encounter happened in 2003 when Jang Joon-hwan became the director of Jung Jae-il’s Flower of Tears music video, where Moon So-ri was the model in that project.
But, actually, Jang Joon-hwan has loved her at the first sight when Moon So-ri landed her role in Peppermint Candy. It also confessed by him when he and his wife appeared in a TV program. Several years later after their marriage, the couple was finally welcomed their first child on August 4, 2011. Their first child was a beautiful daughter.
That was all of the information about Jang Joon-hwan! Since his first movie project, Jang Joon-hwan has amazed people with his amazing storyline and concept. Well, what’s your favorite movie from Jang Joon-hwan?
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