Death Song (film)

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Death Song
Death Song (film).jpg
Theatrical poster for Death Song (1991)
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSaui Chanmi
McCune–ReischauerSaŭi Ch′anmi
Directed byKim Ho-sun[1]
Produced byIm Yu-sun
Written byKim Seung
StarringChang Mi-hee
Music byShin Byung-ha
CinematographyLee Seong-chun
Edited byHyeon Dong-chun
Distributed byKeuk Dong Screen
Release date
  • September 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)
Running time
160 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean

Death Song (Hangul사의 찬미; Hanja死의 讚美; RRSaui Chanmi) is a 1991 South Korean film directed by Kim Ho-sun. It won multiple awards in the 1991 Chunsa Film Art Awards, including Best Film, [2][3] the 1991 Blue Dragon Film Awards, again including Best Film, and the 1992 Grand Bell Awards.

Synopsis[edit]

Yun Sim-deok, is a Korean woman studying singing at Tokyo University during the 1920s,[4] where she falls in love with a married Korean man studying composition. They leave Japan together, returning to Korea by ship. However the closer they come to Korea, the closer they come to being parted; and they throw themselves overboard to be together in death.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Awarding body Category Recipient(s) Result
1991 Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Film Won
Best Leading Actor Im Sung-min Won
Best Leading Actress Chang Mi-hee Won
Best Supporting Actor Lee Geung-young Won
Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Film Won
Best Actress Chang Mi-hee Won
Best Supporting Actor Lee Geung-young Won
Best Original Screenplay Im Yu-sun Won
Best Cinematography Lee Seong-chun Won
Best Lighting Im Jae-young Won
Best Editing Yeo Dong-chin Won
Best Art Direction Jo Yong-san Won
Technical Award Yang Dae-ho Won
Best Costume Design Kim Young-joo,
Ha Young-soo,
Lee Hae-yoon
Won
1992 Grand Bell Awards Excellence Award Won
Best Director Kim Ho-sun Won
Best Actress Chang Mi-hee Won
Best Supporting Actor Lee Geung-young Won
Screenplay Im Yu-sun Won
Cinematography Lee Seong-chun Won
Sound recording Kim Kyong-il Won
Costume Kim Young-joo,
Ha Young-soo,
Lee Hae-yoon
Won
Special Award Kim Cheol-seok Won
Asia-Pacific Film Festival Best Actress Chang Mi-hee Won
Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Technical Award-Editing Yeo Dong-chin Won

Bibliography[edit]

English[edit]

  • "DEATH SONG". [The Complete Index to World Film]. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  • "Death song(Sa-ui chanmi)(1991)". Korean Movie Database (KMDb). Retrieved 2009-05-21.

Korean[edit]

Television series[edit]

In 2018, a 3-episode drama titled He Hymn of Death based on the film was produced by SBS.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox data from "Death song(Sa-ui chanmi)(1991)". Korean Movie Database (KMDb). Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  2. ^ "Awards" (XLS). [koreanfilm.org]. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  3. ^ a b 사의 찬미 (1991) (in Korean). Korean Movie Database (KMDb). Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  4. ^ Synopsis based on "Death song(Sa-ui chanmi)(1991)". Korean Movie Database (KMDb). Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  5. ^ "Lee Jong-suk, Shin Hye-sun to appear in 'Hymn of Death'". Kpop Herald. November 2, 2018.