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100 Years of Korean Cinema: Another Upspring of Korean Cinema
The Flower in Hell
 
Director_ SHIN Sang-ok
 
Korea 1958 86min 35mm b&w feature Fiction
Program Schedule
Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
358 2019. 05. 05 18:00 Jeonju Cine Complex
K E 15
506 2019. 05. 07 10:30 Jeonju Cine Complex
K E 15
Overview

In the 1950s, a red light district near a US army base in Seoul is filled with chaos. Yeong-sik, who leads a smuggling gang, proposes to a prostitute named Sonya and wishes her to leave the army base with him. Meanwhile, Sonya seeks for Dong-sik’s love aside from her other lover. Dong-sik just hopes to get rid of all this agony and returns back to his hometown.

Review

This is an unusual piece in Shin’s filmography. It portrays the harsh life of a woman who is drifting between the Confucian feudalism and the secular values of capitalism and materialism which flowed through US army bases after the war. Choi Eun-hee plays a femme fatale who is true to her desire unlike the image of traditional woman. The typical ending seems to approve traditional values against material civilization. Numerous items displayed at the club in the red-light district reveal the chaotic collision between old and new values in the 1950s. [KIM Youngjin]

CREDIT
  • DirectorSHIN Sang-ok
  • ProducerSHIN Sang-ok
  • ScreenplayLEE Jung-sun
  • CinematographyKANG Bum-gu
  • Art DirectorSONG Baek-gyu
  • EditorKIM Young-hee
  • MusicSOHN Mok-In
  • SoundLEE Kyung-soon
CastKIM Hak, CHOI Eun-hee,CHO Hae-won
FILM SOURCE
Korean Film Archive / kofa@koreafilm.or.kr
DIRECTOR
SHIN Sang-ok
 
Born in 1925, passed away in 2006. He worked from 1940's to 2000's. His most notable films are The Evil Night (1952), The Red Scarf (1964) and Simcheongjeon (1985).
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