Shin, a nobleman, and his wife had tried to conceive a child but failed. His mother and uncle decide to search for a surrogate woman. His uncle went to a village and brought Ok-nyo to the house.
Born in 1936, Jangseong, Jeollanam-do. He began production department work with The novel of JangHwaHongRyeon(1956) directed by Jung Chnag-hwa and he experienced apprentice method. His debut film is Farewell Duman River(1962). Since then he have been released 102 movies. Chihwaseon(2002) won the Best Director Prize at Cannes which is about Jang Seung-eop who is the artist in the late of Joseon period.