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Chunhyang (춘향뎐)

춘향뎐

Directed by Im Kwon-taek (임권택)

Screenplay by ,

Drama Historical

Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis

Based on the Pansori folk song of the same title, Chunhyang tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers who consummate their love after overcoming various obstacles. Mongryong, the son of a nobleman, falls in love with a beautiful maiden on a swing. He learns that she is Chunhyang, the daughter of a retired kisaeng (equiv.to geisha) named Wolmae, but he pursues her despite her lower social status.Mongryong succeeds in winning the heart of Chunhyang and Wolmae and pledges Chunhyang as his life-long companion. Unfortunately Mongryong is forced to leave the side of his beloved when his father is summoned by the king's court. Sadly he leaves for the city with the promise to return as a court official. One day a new governor, BYUN
Hakdo arrives in Namwon, the hometown of Chunhyang. Notorious for his insatiable desire for women, he orders Chunhyang to serve him after hearing of her beauty. When she refuses, BYUN tortures Chunhyang and throws her in jail. Meanwhile Mongryong passes the state exam with the highest distinction, whereby the king makes him his personal emissary, a post which grants him the authority to punish corrupt officials. Disguised as a vagrant and accompanied by his envoy, Mongryong heads toward Namwon with a vengeance...

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  • U.S. director puts innovative spin on 'Chunhyang'

    2014/11/22, Source,
    Pansori singer Min Eun-kyung is one of three performers cast as Chunhyang, the lead female character in "Different Chunhyang". Provided by the National Changgeuk Company There are so many performances based on "Chunhyang", one of the best-known Korean folk tales, that audiences are beginning to grow tired of it. Nevertheless, when Kim Seong-nyeo, the artistic director of the National Changgeuk Company, asked Romanian-born U.S. director Andrei Serban to recreate "Heungbuga", one of Korea's five surviving pansori (traditional narrative singing) tales, Serban picked "Chunhyangga" instead, insisting that he could create an alternative version,...More
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    2014/08/16, Source,
    The musical "Dracula" has been attracting hundreds of fans with K-pop star Kim Jun-su's highly appraised lead role at the Seoul Arts Center,...More
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    2014/08/09, Source,
    The Universal Ballet is presenting "Chunhyang" to celebrate its 30th anniversary,...More
  • [HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.04.04 ~ 2014.04.06

    2014/04/07,
    "Captain America" strikes again… After weeks of cycling the crown the Korean box office has finally awarded a second term at the top. Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stormed onto the scene last weekend and has managed to retain the number one position with over 760K admissions. The film, which recently broke the April ticket tally in the States, now moves onto 2.6M admissions in Korea and has grossed over $303M worldwide. Its nearest rival came in the form of the French-American thriller "3 Days to Kill", directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol (aka "McG") with the story itself by Luc Besson, which managed second place with only 117,175 admissions to its name,...More
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 Produced by
 Kim Dong-joo (김동주)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Kang Hye-yeon (강혜연)
 Production department
 Park Soon-deok (박순덕)
 Editor
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
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Release date in South Korea : 2000/01/29
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2013.09.29 : 465  admissions (total)

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wonderful movie. the story telling was an unusual twist... but it sometimes got in the way. especially at the end. i just wanted to watch the movie part. not watching the story teller. ending could be better with maybe the 2 in their house in seoul or som
2007-10-20 20:45:27
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