A Flower in Hell

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A Flower in Hell
A Flower in Hell poster.jpg
Poster for A Flower in Hell (1958)
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jiokhwa
McCune–Reischauer Chiok‘wa
Directed by Shin Sang-ok[1]
Produced by Shin Sang-ok
Written by Lee Jeong-seon
Starring Choi Eun-hee
Kim Hak
Music by Son Mok-in
Cinematography Gang Beom-gu
Edited by Kim Yeong-hui
Distributed by Seoul Films Co., Ltd.
Release date
  • April 20, 1958 (1958-04-20)
Running time
86 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

A Flower in Hell (지옥화Jiokhwa) is a 1958 South Korean film directed by Shin Sang-ok. For her performance in this film, Shin's wife, Choi Eun-hee was given the Best Actress award at the 2nd Buil Film Awards.[2] During the Korean War, director Shin Sang-ok had shared an apartment with a prostitute in order to live more comfortably rather than sharing a one-room evacuation apartment with several families, giving him insight in the subject of the film.

Plot[edit]

A young man comes to Seoul from the country in search of his older brother, who turns out to be making a living with a group of thieves who boost goods from a U.S. Army base and sell them on the black market. Both brothers become romantically involved with the same prostitute.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Choi Eun-hee... So-nya[4]
  • Kim Hak... Yeong-shik[5]
  • Jo Hae-won... Dong-shik
  • Kang Sun-hee... Judy

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from "The Flower in Hell (Ji-oghwa) (1958)". KMDb Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-15.  External link in |publisher= (help) and Jiokhwa (1958) at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "A Flower in Hell (1958)". koreanfilm.org. Archived from the original on 31 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-15.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Synopsis from "The Flower in Hell (Ji-oghwa)(1958)". KMDb Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-15.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Cast listing based on "지옥화 - The Flower in Hell (Ji-oghwa) (1958)" (in Korean). KMDb Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-15.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.koreafilm.org/feature/100_15.asp

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