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Kang, U-sŏk 1960-

Overview
Works: 101 works in 230 publications in 4 languages and 1,134 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Sports films  Spy films  Coming-of-age films  Crime films  Martial arts films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about U-sŏk Kang
 
Most widely held works by U-sŏk Kang
Geulreobeu = Glove( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Korean and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim Sang-nam is a hero on the pitcher's mound, but thanks to his drunk and disorderly behavior off the field, he now faces the prospect of a lifetime expulsion from Korea's pro-baseball league. Desperate to salvage his public image, Sang-nam's manager hauls him to the countryside to serve as the guest coach for the baseball team at a school for the hearing impaired
Silmido by U-sŏk Kang( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. Thirty-one criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the island of Silmi; for two years they are subjected to maximum mental and physical abuse before the mission is cancelled and the unit terminated
Moss( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Korean and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hae-guk receives word that his estranged father has passed away, so he travels to the remote village where the older man lived to attend the funeral. However, when Hae-guk starts asking questions about his father's life, and unexplained death, the residents and their charismatic exchange mysterious looks and seem anxious to rush him out of their village. Something isn't right, and Hae-guk is determined to uncover the truth, at any cost!
Public enemy by Xinzhi Zhong( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Korean and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essence of the police, public servant, maintaining public peace, striving for the safety of citizens, has nothing to do with Detective Gang of Gangdong precinct. The meaning of being a public official, putting public interests over his own, has been completely lost on him. Gang uses his job as an opportunity to generate side income and settle personal matters. Lawless cops and a savage killer battle to the bitter end
Fists of legend( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Korean and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three legendary street fighting high school friends who reunited 25 years later for the biggest fight of their lives
P'i to nunmul to ŏpsi = No blood, no tears( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Korean and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No blood no tears is a translation of the graphic and gritty Korean expression 'p'i to nunmul to ŏpsi', colloquial for 'no mercy'. Two down-on-their-luck women conspire together to pull off the heist of the century. But they didn't think their master plan would fail in the first five minutes. Now with police hot on their heels and the mob hunting them down, they must decide whether to stick together or double cross each other
Hanbando( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in Korean and No Linguistic content and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the reunification of the two Koreas nears, a nearly forgotten treaty made secretly between Korea and Japan a century ago places the unification in jeopardy. The only solution to the crisis seems to be finding the hidden Great Seal of the Emperor Kojong
Guns & talks by Chin Chang( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in Korean and Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four professional assassins each possess unique skills. They confront a dangerous order while the police are ready to hunt them down
Gonggongui jeog 2 = Another public enemy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Korean and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A public prosecutor looks to bring down a corrupt public official
Silmido : 684 pŭkp'a pudae( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Korean and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story of 31 recruits sent to a remote island and trained to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Il-sung
Konggong ŭi chŏk 2 = Another public enemy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Korean and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A corrupt, violent cop comes across the path of a fund manager who heartlessly murders his parents. Desperate to prove the man's guilt, the cop begins to stalk him, hoping for an opportunity to bring about justice in his own way
Adŭl = My son( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Korean and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lee Gang-sik (played by Ch'a Sŭng-won) is a criminal, who serves a life sentence in prison after being convicted of murder and robbery. For the first time in 15 years, the well-behaved prisoner is granted a one-day prison leave. What he wants to do most is to see his son, whom he has never seen. He only remembers his son as he was when he was three-year-old _ the time he saw him last. He is excited and nervous. There seem to be too many things to do in just one day. He wants to say, express and let him know how badly he misses him and how sorry he is
Silmido by U-sŏk Kang( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Korean and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story of 31 recruits sent to a remote island and trained to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Il-sŏng
Ikki( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in Korean and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village. The curious son travels to the town to discover what happened. From there out the audience is led on a thrilling and hauntingly atmospheric journey into the history of the father and the truth about his relationship to the threatening and violent locals."--IMDb
Kang Ch'ŏl-chung : konggong ŭi chŏk 1-1( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Korean and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kang Ch'ŏl-chung has been a detective fighting crime for 15 years, but he leads a financially insecure life. Meanwhile, the men he's put behind bars in the past are now doing much better for themselves, which drives Ch'ŏl-chung to regret choosing to be a cop. On the other side of the spectrum is Chae-yŏng, the wealthy honcho of a large network of businesses including finance, butchery, construction, and entertainment, as well as a number of clubs. He trains young boys to work for him while at critical times forcing them to take the fall on his behalf by falsely confessing to the crimes he committed. Ch'ŏl-chung feels an incredible anger towards Chae-yŏng and vows to get him
Glove( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Korean and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kim Sang-nam, a hot-tempered former professional baseball player, is sent to the countryside to coach a team of hearing-impaired players in order to avoid media coverage of his recent involvement in an assault case. At first, Kim has a difficult time imagining how he can teach baseball to a group of boys who can't hear, but as he spends time with them he starts to believe that they can play the game. Motivated, Kim decides to help them prepare for the nationals
Modeon boi = Modern boy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Korean and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1937, Modern Boy tells the story of Hae-myeong (Hae-il Park), a government official who enjoys all that 1930s Seoul has to offer. In one of the underground dance halls he discovers Nan-shil, a startlingly beautiful chanteuse, and is immediately transfixed. They start seeing each other, but Nan-shil takes him for everything he's worth and disappears without a trace. Because he believes that she was in fact in love with him as well, Hae-myung stops at nothing to find her
Kosanja, taedong yŏjido( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Korean and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kim Jeong-ho became desirous of creating maps since his father had to lose his life due to an incorrect map. The movie depicts the fate of the era that he had to face, as he finally took on his own mission to make the woodcut of Daedongyeojido, Joseon's first largest nationwide map"--HanCinema
Romaent'ik hebŭn = Romantic heaven( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Korean and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about the stories of various people who cross paths in a hospital. A lawyer who mourns the loss of his wife, a tax driver taking care of his grandparent with Alzheimer's and a woman looking for a bone marrow donor for her mother
Silla ŭi tal pam = Kick the moon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Korean and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a high school, students hearing of a legendary fight with another school years ago do not realize that one of the former leaders is now their home class teacher. The teacher strikes up a friendship with a gangster, who was formerly the school geek, but they clash over a beautiful girl
 
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Alternative Names
Kang 1960- Woo-Suk

Kang, U-sǒk 1960-

Kang, Woo-seok

Kang, Woo-suk

Kang, Woo-Suk, 1960-

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