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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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  • (41) Im Kwon-taek brought Korean tradition to screen

    2012/07/01, Source,
    Director Im Kwon-taek received an honorary Berlin Bear award for his lifetime achievement at the 55th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin in 2005. / Korea Times By Andrew Salmon A master of pansori ― a form of vocal Korean opera ― leads his adopted son and daughter through the backwaters of rural Korea. The troupe scratch an increasingly precarious living as itinerant musicians while their master, refusing to compromise with modernity, strictly trains them in the traditional art which is his only skill and his motive passion. But with the country swept up in massive social upheavals between the 1940s, 50s and 60s, their art form is losing its cachet, relevance and audiences. The son decides to abandon his life as a wandering troubadour and embrace modern music. The father ― believing that suffering is essential to create great art, unwilling to change with the times and desperate to keep his hold on to his adopted daughter, an extraordinary vocal talent ― is driven to commit an act of unforgettable cruelty,...More
  • Jo Seung-woo to star in MBC historical drama

    2012/06/25, Source,
    Actor Jo Seung-woo is cast in MBC drama "The Horse Healer" with female counterpart Lee Yo-won. The program is to be aired in September this year. By Rachel Lee Actor Jo Seung-woo will appear in a television drama for the first time in his 13-year acting career. The 32-year-old has been cast with actress Lee Yo-won, also 32, in "The Horse Healer" (working title), slated to air in September this year, according to Kimjonghak Production,...More
  • Two Korean Movies in Running for Palme d'Or at Cannes

    2012/05/16, Source,
    The Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday with 22 films vying for the coveted Palme d'Or, the highest honor awarded to the best feature film in the official competition. Two Korean movies -- Hong Sang-soo's "In Another Country" and Lim Sang-soo's "The Taste of Money" -- are among those competing for the top prize. Another three Korean films have been invited to non-competitive sections of the world's leading movie festival, including the Directors' Fortnight,...More
  • Jo Seung-woo cast in "The Horse Healer", first drama ever

    2012/05/03, Source,
    Actor Jo Seung-woo (32) will be appearing in a drama for the first time in his acting life. Jo Seung-woo has been cast for the MBC historical drama "The Horse Healer". This drama is about the life of a horse vet who moved upwards to a royal physician and is produced by Lee Byeong-hoon who took part in "Dae Jang Geum", "Yi San" and "Dong Yi" and with writer Kim I-yeong who has worked with him since. Jo Seung-woo debuted in the year 1999 with movie "Chunhyang" and has been in movies and musicals only until now,...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
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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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