|Revised Romanization||Wanghu simcheong|
|Directed by||Nelson Shin|
|Produced by||Nelson Shin
|Screenplay by||Kim Jung-ha
|Story by||Nelson Shin|
|Music by||Sung Dong-hwan|
|Edited by||Nelson Shin|
|Distributed by||KOAA Films|
In this adventure, based on a famous Korean folk tale, a daughter sacrifices herself to restore her blind father's eyesight.
As a personal project, Shin spent eight years getting the project off the ground, including three and a half years of pre-production. The film was co-produced in North Korea by the Chosun April 26th Children Film Studio (also known as SEK), and the score was also recorded in the North by the Pyongyang Film and Broadcasting Orchestra. In a move unusual for the Korean film industry, the character voices were recorded in both the South and the North due to differences in dialect. For the definitive international release version, the South Korean dub is the one used.
On August 12, 2005, Empress Chung became the first film to have been released simultaneously in both North and South Korea. The film was featured at the 2004 Annecy International Animation Festival, and was also recognized with several awards in Korea.
- Jie, Li (February 2012). "Drawing out the Hermit". NewsChina Magazine. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- Russell, Mark (August 31, 2005). "Uniting the Two Koreas, in Animated Films at Least". The New York Times. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
- Official website
- Empress Chung at the Internet Movie Database
- Empress Chung at the Korean Movie Database
- Empress Chung at HanCinema
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