Im Kwon-taek is an acclaimed classic and mastermind of Korean cinema. He has been in this industry for over half a century. In fact, all modern young directors in South Korea were raised by his films. There , Im Kwon Taek reflects on Korean culture and its characteristics, its past, present and future. The genres of his paintings are diverse: these are melodramas (The End of Desire), and gangster action films (Gangsters from Myeongdong), and historical action films (Swordsmen). By the way, the latter genre becomes amazing when it comes to Koreans. Im Kwon-taek was the first Korean to receive the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival.