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Your guide to production in South Korea

Insider knowledge, essential details, and first-hand tips on filming in South Korea.

Filmed in South Korea

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Filming in South Korea began on the Mapo Bridge and continued at various locations in Seoul. Scenes involving Ultron's attack on parts of the city were shot in the Gangnam District.
  • The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action spy thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the fourth installment in the series of films adapted from the novels originated by Robert Ludlum, and continued by Eric Van Lustbader. Several train scenes were shot at Garak Market Station on Seoul Subway Line 3 and nearby areas in Seocho-daero 77-Gil (1308 Seocho 4-dong), Seocho-gu and Gangnam-gu.
  • Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller neo-noir film directed by Park Chan-wook. The film was shot on location in South Korea.
  • Shiri (Swiri) is a 1999 South Korean action film, written and directed by Kang Je-gyu. It was the first Hollywood-style big-budget blockbuster to be produced in the "new" Korean film industry.
  • Star Trek Beyond is a 2016 American science fiction action film and the sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Filming locations included Vancouver and Squamish, British Columbia, Seoul, South Korea, and Dubai, UAE.
  • A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror-drama film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. It is both the highest-grossing Korean horror film and the first to be screened in American theatres.
  • L'intrus (English: The Intruder) is a French feature film written and directed by Claire Denis, based upon the autobiographical essay by philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. Scenes were filmed in Busan, South Korea.

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