Sol Kyung-gu

Sol Kyung-gu (born May 1, 1968) is a Grand Bell Award, Golden Space Needle Award, and Bratislava International Film Festival Best Actor winning South Korean actor. He studied film and theater at Hanyang University and upon graduation took part in mostly theatrical productions. After transitioning into film, Sol is best known for his roles in the popular Public Enemy and Silmido. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sol Kyung-gu, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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I Wish I Had a Wife (2001)

Bong-soo has been working as manager of a small bank in an apartment complex for three years. During his three years there, 23 years if you count his school days, Bong-soo has never been late. However, he purposely decides to skip work one day. There is only one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Park Heung-sik
CAST:  Jeon Do-yeon  •  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Jin Hee-kyung  •  Tae-hwa Seo

Bong-soo has been working as manager of a small bank in an apartment complex for three years. During his three years there, 23 years if you count his school days, Bong-soo has never been late. However, he purposely decides to skip work one day. There is only one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Park Heung-sik
CAST:  Jeon Do-yeon  •  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Jin Hee-kyung  •  Tae-hwa Seo

Oasis (2002)

Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find a way to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Chang-dong
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Ahn Nae-sang  •  Ryoo Seung-wan  •  Chu Kwi-jung

Oasis is a love story of two young people abandoned by families. A young man released from prison visits the widow of the man he killed drunk-driving. There he meets her daughter, wheelchair bound with cerebral palsy. Will these two lost people find a way to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Chang-dong
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Ahn Nae-sang  •  Ryoo Seung-wan  •  Chu Kwi-jung

Silmido (2003)

On 31 January 1968, 31 North Korean commandos infiltrated South Korea in a failed mission to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. In revenge, the South Korean military assembled a team of 31 criminals on the island of Silmido to kill Kim Il-sung for a suicide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kang Woo-suk
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Heo Joon-ho  •  Ahn Sung-ki  •  Jung Jae-young

On 31 January 1968, 31 North Korean commandos infiltrated South Korea in a failed mission to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. In revenge, the South Korean military assembled a team of 31 criminals on the island of Silmido to kill Kim Il-sung for a suicide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kang Woo-suk
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Heo Joon-ho  •  Ahn Sung-ki  •  Jung Jae-young

Peppermint Candy (2000)

In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho's depression becomes apparent, however, when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Chang-dong
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Moon So-ri  •  Kim Yeo-jin  •  Suh Jung

In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho's depression becomes apparent, however, when he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Chang-dong
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Moon So-ri  •  Kim Yeo-jin  •  Suh Jung

Public Enemy (2002)

A notorious dirty cop makes an honest attempt to catch a serial killer who even murdered his own parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kang Woo-suk
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Lee Sung-jae  •  Kang Shin-il  •  Kim Jung-hak

A notorious dirty cop makes an honest attempt to catch a serial killer who even murdered his own parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kang Woo-suk
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Lee Sung-jae  •  Kang Shin-il  •  Kim Jung-hak

Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinaire (2004)

Story of Rikidozan, a sumo wrestler who can only achieve limited success in Japan because he's half Korean. But when Rikidozan goes to the United States and discovers professional wrestling, he becomes a hero back home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Song Hae-sung
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Miki Nakatani  •  Tatsuya Fuji  •  Masato Hagiwara

Story of Rikidozan, a sumo wrestler who can only achieve limited success in Japan because he's half Korean. But when Rikidozan goes to the United States and discovers professional wrestling, he becomes a hero back home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Song Hae-sung
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Miki Nakatani  •  Tatsuya Fuji  •  Masato Hagiwara

No Mercy (2010)

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Forensic pathologist Kang is assigned to examine the dismembered corpse of a female murder victim. Detective Min points to a fanatic environmentalist, Lee Sung-ho, as the primary suspect. But when Kang’s daughter is kidnapped, a manipulative game begins between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Hyoung-jun
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Park Sang-wook  •  Ryoo Seung-bum  •  Nam Kyung-eub

Forensic pathologist Kang is assigned to examine the dismembered corpse of a female murder victim. Detective Min points to a fanatic environmentalist, Lee Sung-ho, as the primary suspect. But when Kang’s daughter is kidnapped, a manipulative game begins between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Hyoung-jun
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Park Sang-wook  •  Ryoo Seung-bum  •  Nam Kyung-eub

Rainbow Trout (1999)

A group of city dwellers make a trip of three days and two nights into the isolated countryside to visit a friend in the hills. Their true nature begins to reveal itself: love hidden but never forgotten, primitive desires suppressed in the city, nasty pride that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Park Chong-won
CAST:  Kang Soo-youn  •  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Lee Eun-ju  •  Kim Se-dong

A group of city dwellers make a trip of three days and two nights into the isolated countryside to visit a friend in the hills. Their true nature begins to reveal itself: love hidden but never forgotten, primitive desires suppressed in the city, nasty pride that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Park Chong-won
CAST:  Kang Soo-youn  •  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Lee Eun-ju  •  Kim Se-dong

Camellia (2010)

A collection of 3 short films. LOVE FOR SALE (dir. Jang Joon-hwan): A man searching for his missing ex-girlfriend uncovers the dark secret behind an organization selling romantic virtual reality experiences. KAMOME (dir. Isao Yukisada): A film director looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada  •  Jang Joon-hwan  •  Wisit Sasanatieng
CAST:  Michael Shaowanasai  •  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Yuriko Yoshitaka  •  Jo Dong-hyuk

A collection of 3 short films. LOVE FOR SALE (dir. Jang Joon-hwan): A man searching for his missing ex-girlfriend uncovers the dark secret behind an organization selling romantic virtual reality experiences. KAMOME (dir. Isao Yukisada): A film director looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada  •  Jang Joon-hwan  •  Wisit Sasanatieng
CAST:  Michael Shaowanasai  •  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Yuriko Yoshitaka  •  Jo Dong-hyuk

Another Public Enemy (2005)

Things start to heat up when public prosecutor Kang takes on the case of Han Sang-woo, a former high school classmate and the future chairman of the Myung-Sun Foundation. Despite his innocent facade, Kang's old friend looks to be guilty of bribery, embezzlement, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kang Woo-suk
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Jung Joon-ho  •  Kang Shin-il  •  Park Sang-wook

Things start to heat up when public prosecutor Kang takes on the case of Han Sang-woo, a former high school classmate and the future chairman of the Myung-Sun Foundation. Despite his innocent facade, Kang's old friend looks to be guilty of bribery, embezzlement, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kang Woo-suk
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Jung Joon-ho  •  Kang Shin-il  •  Park Sang-wook

The Long Way Home (2015)

Nam-bok, a middle-aged South Korean farmer is conscripted and assigned a mission to deliver a classified military document that may decide the fate of the war. After losing it while under attack from the enemy, he then faces a teenage North Korean soldier named ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chun Sung-il
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Yeo Jin-goo  •  Chung Sung-hwa  •  Jeong In-gi

Nam-bok, a middle-aged South Korean farmer is conscripted and assigned a mission to deliver a classified military document that may decide the fate of the war. After losing it while under attack from the enemy, he then faces a teenage North Korean soldier named ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chun Sung-il
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Yeo Jin-goo  •  Chung Sung-hwa  •  Jeong In-gi

Lost in Love (2006)

Woo-jae and Yeon-soo had been platonic friends for years when they went their separate ways. Now, ten years later, they bump into each other again and are forced to re-think things. Will they have the courage to risk their friendship for love?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Choo Chang-min
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Song Yun-ah  •  Lee Ki-woo  •  Lee Hwi-hyang

Woo-jae and Yeon-soo had been platonic friends for years when they went their separate ways. Now, ten years later, they bump into each other again and are forced to re-think things. Will they have the courage to risk their friendship for love?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Choo Chang-min
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Song Yun-ah  •  Lee Ki-woo  •  Lee Hwi-hyang

Hope (2013)

After 8-year-old So-won narrowly survives a brutal sexual assault, her family labors to help her heal while coping with their own rage and grief.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Joon-ik
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Uhm Ji-won  •  Lee Re  •  Kim Sang-ho

After 8-year-old So-won narrowly survives a brutal sexual assault, her family labors to help her heal while coping with their own rage and grief.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Joon-ik
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Uhm Ji-won  •  Lee Re  •  Kim Sang-ho

Cold Eyes (2013)

HA Yoon-ju becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with HWANG Sang-Jun, the veteran leader of the unit, and tries to track down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Byung-seo  •  Cho Ui-seok
CAST:  Jin Kyung  •  Kang Jun-Seok  •  Jang Won-hyung  •  Jung Woo-sung

HA Yoon-ju becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with HWANG Sang-Jun, the veteran leader of the unit, and tries to track down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Byung-seo  •  Cho Ui-seok
CAST:  Jin Kyung  •  Kang Jun-Seok  •  Jang Won-hyung  •  Jung Woo-sung

The Tower (2012)

On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his daughter Hana to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Ji-hoon
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Son Ye-jin  •  Kim Sang-kyung  •  Do Ji-han

On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his daughter Hana to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kim Ji-hoon
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Son Ye-jin  •  Kim Sang-kyung  •  Do Ji-han

The Spy: Undercover Operation (2013)

Chul-soo is one of Korea’s best intelligence agents: he can accomplish any given mission. One day, a mysterious explosion takes place in Seoul. Chul-soo flies to Thailand on a mission to rescue a person who holds clues to the incident. Meanwhile, Young-hee goes on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Seung-jun
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Moon So-ri  •  Daniel Henney

Chul-soo is one of Korea’s best intelligence agents: he can accomplish any given mission. One day, a mysterious explosion takes place in Seoul. Chul-soo flies to Thailand on a mission to rescue a person who holds clues to the incident. Meanwhile, Young-hee goes on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Seung-jun
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Moon So-ri  •  Daniel Henney

Ari Ari the Korean Cinema (2012)

Director Chung Ji-Young criticizes the thought that older directors have difficulties in making certain movies. Actress Yoon Jin-Seo agonizes over her identity as an actress. In 2009, before the movie "Unbowed" was made, they met and planned a documentary about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heo Chul
CAST:  Bong Joon-ho  •  Moon So-ri  •  Choi Min-sik  •  Lee Chang-dong

Director Chung Ji-Young criticizes the thought that older directors have difficulties in making certain movies. Actress Yoon Jin-Seo agonizes over her identity as an actress. In 2009, before the movie "Unbowed" was made, they met and planned a documentary about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heo Chul
CAST:  Bong Joon-ho  •  Moon So-ri  •  Choi Min-sik  •  Lee Chang-dong

Troubleshooter (2010)

Kang Tae-sik is a private detective who would do anything for money. One day, he gets framed for a murder by a ruthless boss of the criminal underworld and a mysterious caller watches and controls his every move. He must use a wide array of techno-gadgetry at his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kwon Hyeok-jae
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Lee Jung-jin  •  Oh Dal-su  •  Ju Jin-mo

Kang Tae-sik is a private detective who would do anything for money. One day, he gets framed for a murder by a ruthless boss of the criminal underworld and a mysterious caller watches and controls his every move. He must use a wide array of techno-gadgetry at his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kwon Hyeok-jae
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Lee Jung-jin  •  Oh Dal-su  •  Ju Jin-mo

Mudang: Reconciliation Between the Living and the Dead (2003)

A revealing, impartial, yet sometimes shocking look into the history, traditions and practices of the dying art of Korean shamanism, chronicling the lives of living, practising "hereditary" and "possessed" shamans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ki-bok Park
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu

A revealing, impartial, yet sometimes shocking look into the history, traditions and practices of the dying art of Korean shamanism, chronicling the lives of living, practising "hereditary" and "possessed" shamans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ki-bok Park
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu

The Bird Who Stops in the Air (2002)

KIM serves as a professor of film studies at a rural college, away from his family. Having kept the memories of birds from his childhood, he intends to make a film based on the images of birds that appear in his dreams. In his position as educator, KIM finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeon Soo-il
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Kim So-hee  •  Kim Jung-tae  •  Tae In-ho

KIM serves as a professor of film studies at a rural college, away from his family. Having kept the memories of birds from his childhood, he intends to make a film based on the images of birds that appear in his dreams. In his position as educator, KIM finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeon Soo-il
CAST:  Sol Kyung-gu  •  Kim So-hee  •  Kim Jung-tae  •  Tae In-ho
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