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Chunhyang (춘향뎐)


Directed by Im Kwon-taek (임권택)

Screenplay by ,

Drama Historical

Release date in South Korea :


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 ( 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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  • New museum focuses exclusively on Im Kwon-taek

    2013/04/07, Source,
    Visitors learn about the career of Im Kwon-taek at a newly opened museum dedicated to the director in Busan. [JoongAng Ilbo] Director Im Kwon-taek, a pioneer in the Korean film industry, now has a museum dedicated to his life's work at Dongseo University Centum City Campus in Busan. This is the first time in Korea that a single gallery has been built to commemorate a film director currently in the field. As visitors enter the museum, they can see all of Im's movie titles on the left wall at one glance. Under the theme "A Wandering Life", the exhibits then introduce the 77-year-old director's life in chronological order,...More
  • [UK] BFI : Im Kwon-taek: Run Far, Fly High

    2012/10/09, Source,
    19 October 2012 - 2 November 2012 Im Kwon-taek, winner of the Best Director prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Berlin Bear Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival, came from a humble film background as a prop assistant to a lighting assistant. Yet since 1962 he has directed more than 100 films in his native South Korea. Critics contend that after his early films of the 60s and 70s - mainly historical dramas and war movies - Im found his true artistic voice in the 1980s and onward, through his subtly subversive manner of portraying South Korea's urgent and pressing social issues during a time when the country's film industry was highly censored,...More
  • Star of screen, stage accepts drama challenge

    2012/10/03, Source,
    Jo Seung-woo, who's been dominating films and musicals, will appear in a drama series - "The Horse Healer" - for the first time in his 13-year career. Provided by MBC The name Jo Seung-woo should ring a bell, even for someone only mildly interested in the Korean entertainment industry. He has starred in such films as "The Classic" (2003), "Marathon" (2005), "Tazza" (2006) and "Perfect Game" (2011), not to mention musicals like "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and, most recently, "Doctor Zhivago". Given that kind of award-winning track record, there is little reason for Jo to venture into a new genre,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] Scandalous Desires & Social Taboos in Jeong Ji-woo's "A Muse"

    Film: "A Muse" Director: Jeong Ji-woo Writers: Jeong Ji-woo & Park Bum-shim (Novelist) Stars: Park Hae-ji, Kim Moo-yeol, and Kim Go-eun-I Review Score: 8.5/10 Also try: "The Servant", "The Housemaid - 2010", "Chunhyang", and "Moss" Adapted from the popular 2010 novel "Eun-Gyo" by Park Bum-shim, "A Muse" is a drama at heart that probes a number of social taboos in Korea. Novelist Park and Jeong-Ji-woo collaborated on the actual screenplay together, and although fans of book weren't convinced of some of the decisions made in its adaption to the big screen, the film still has enough excitement and thrills to move it out of the shadow of its paperback cousin,...More
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 Produced by
 Kim Dong-joo (김동주)
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Kang Hye-yeon (강혜연)
 Production department
 Park Soon-deok (박순덕)
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
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Release date in South Korea : 2000/01/29
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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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