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Hangul  추창민
Role  Film director
Name  Choo Chang-min
McCune–Reischauer  Ch‘u Ch‘ang

Choo Chang-min CHOO Changmin
Born  1966 (age 48–49)South Korea
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Awards  Grand Bell Award for Best Director, PaekSang Arts Award for Best Film Director
Nominations  Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Director
Movies  Masquerade, Late Blossom, Lost in Love, Mapado, Happy Funeral Director
Similar People  Ryu Seung‑ryong, Jang Gwang, Kim In‑kwon, Yun So‑Jeong, Lee Byung‑hun

Revised Romanization  Chu Changmin

Choo Chang-min (born 1966) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His 2012 period film Masquerade became one of the top-grossing Korean films of all time.



Choo Chang-min began his career as an assistant director on such films as City of the Rising Sun (1999) and The Happy Funeral Director (2000). His first short film, The End of April (2000), was highly acclaimed at several international film festivals. Choo made his feature film debut with hit comedy Mapado: Island of Fortunes (2005).

Choo then directed the Sol Kyung-gu-Song Yun-ah melodrama Lost in Love (2006), followed by the senior citizen romance Late Blossom (2011) which became a sleeper hit through word of mouth after it was released. His period film Masquerade (2012) was a huge critical and commercial success, for which Choo won Best Director at the prestigious Grand Bell Awards and the Baeksang Arts Awards.


  • Night of 7 Years (2017) - director, screenwriter
  • Masquerade (2012) - director
  • Late Blossom (2011) - director, screenplay, editor
  • Lost in Love (2006) - director, screenplay
  • Mapado (2005) - director
  • The End of April (short film, 2000) - director, screenplay, producer
  • The Happy Funeral Director (2000) - assistant director
  • City of the Rising Sun (1999) - assistant director
  • References

    Choo Chang-min Wikipedia