Kim Jong Hak

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  • Native name: 김종학
  • Also Known as: Kim Jong Hag
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 5, 1951
  • Died: July 23, 2013

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Kim Jong Hak

  • Name: Kim Jong Hak
  • Native name: 김종학
  • Also Known as: Kim Jong Hag
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 5, 1951
  • Died: July 23, 2013
Kim Jong Hak was a South Korean television director and producer, best known for the seminal and highly rated Korean dramas "Eyes of Dawn" and "Sandglass". After financial losses incurred by the big-budget fantasy series "The Legend" and "Faith". Kim was under investigation when he committed suicide in 2013.
In May 2013, Kim was placed under investigation for fraud, embezzlement and professional negligence. In China at the time filming a Chinese television drama, Kim was summoned back home on account of the lawsuit, then issued an overseas travel ban. He continued to deny any allegations of wrongdoing. On July 23, 2013, the 61-year-old director was found dead in a small rented room in Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi Province. The cheap goshitel room had been recommended to him by a longtime confidant, his barber, as a refuge before a questioning session at the prosecutor's office scheduled that day. In an apparent charcoal-burning suicide by asphyxiation, police officials said Kim had duct taped the doorways and windows, and half-burned charcoal briquettes were found near his body.
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2012 Faith
Drama
8.2
2007 The Legend
Drama
8.1
2002 The Great Ambition
Drama
7.4
1998 White Nights 3.98
Drama
8.0
1995 Sandglass
Drama
8.3
1991 Eyes Of Dawn
Drama
9.2
1988 Human Market
Drama
0.0
1987 Blue Classroom
Drama
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2004 DMZ, Demilitarized Zone
Korean Movie, 2004,
[Oriental doctor] (Guest Role)
[Oriental doctor]
Guest Role
7.0
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