Shin Sang-ok

1926 - 2006

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Shin Sang-ok (Korean: 신상옥; born Shin Tae-seo; October 11, 1926 – April 11, 2006) was a South Korean filmmaker with more than 100 producer and 70 director credits to his name. His best-known films were made in the 1950s and 60s, many of them collaborations with his wife Choi Eun-hee, when he was known as "The Prince of South Korean Cinema". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shin Sang-ok has received more than 593,553 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Shin Sang-ok is the 298th most popular film director (up from 393rd in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from North Korea (up from 96th in 2019) and the most popular North Korean Film Director.

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

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Page views of Shin Sang-oks by language

Over the past year Shin Sang-ok has had the most page views in the with 86,566 views, followed by Korean (15,193), and Russian (10,853). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (135.43%), Korean (91.32%), and Catalan (90.25%)


Among film directors, Shin Sang-ok ranks 298 out of 2,041Before him are Rouben Mamoulian, Makoto Shinkai, Michael Cacoyannis, Mike Nichols, Stanley Kramer, and Márta Mészáros. After him are Ousmane Sembène, Mamoru Oshii, Mikhail Kalatozov, Satoshi Kon, Raúl Ruiz, and John Boorman.

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Among people born in 1926, Shin Sang-ok ranks 108Before him are Paul Baran, Maria Teresa de Filippis, John Schlesinger, Rehavam Ze'evi, Roger Corman, and Riz Ortolani. After him are Rafi Eitan, Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Abdul Rahim Hatif, Robert Fogel, Irene Camber, and Jimmy Savile. Among people deceased in 2006, Shin Sang-ok ranks 75Before him are Ferenc Bene, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, Reinhart Koselleck, Floyd Patterson, Allen Carr, and Sven Nykvist. After him are Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Milan Babić, Lillian Asplund, and Billy Preston.

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In North Korea

Among people born in North Korea, Shin Sang-ok ranks 45 out of 162Before him are Hwang Jang-yop (1923), Kang Pan-sok (1892), Youn Yuh-jung (1947), Daemusin of Goguryeo (4), Wonjong of Goryeo (1219), and Yejong of Goryeo (1079). After him are Deokjong of Goryeo (1016), Sohn Kee-chung (1912), Taejodae of Goguryeo (47), Choi Hong Hi (1918), Injong of Goryeo (1109), and Chang of Goryeo (1381).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In North Korea

Among film directors born in North Korea, Shin Sang-ok ranks 1