Kim Ki-duk (director, born 1934)
|Revised Romanization||Gim Gideok|
Kim Ki-duk (29 September 1934 – 7 September 2017) was a South Korean movie director and professor. He was best known outside of Korea for his 1967 giant monster movie Yongary. Kim directed 66 movies in total from his directorial debut in 1961 until his retirement from the movie industry in 1977.
Along with Kim Soo-yong and Lee Man-hee, Kim was one of the leading young directors of the Korean cinematic wave of the 1960s. The most distinctive and successful genre of this period was the melodrama (청춘영화 - cheongchun yeonghwa). He was not related to Kim Ki-duk, the South Korean director of 3-Iron.