Potato (film)

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Theatrical poster for
Hangul 감자
Revised Romanization Gamja
McCune–Reischauer Kamja
Directed by Byun Jang-ho
Produced by Byun Jang-ho
Written by Kim Ha-rim
Na Han-bong
Hong Jong-won
Lee Hee-woo
Starring Kang Soo-yeon
Kim In-moon
Music by Lee Cheol-hyeok
Cinematography Jung Il-sung
Edited by Park Soon-duk
Distributed by Dae Jong Films Co., Ltd
Release date
  • March 1, 1987 (1987-03-01)
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Potato (Hangul감자; RRGamja) is a 1987 South Korean remake of a 1967 film with the same name, and the second adaptation of Kim Dong-in's short novel.[1]


Bok-nyo is forced to marry a widower who is older than she is. After the marriage, she goes to work at a salt farm, where she is raped by her boss. Bok-nyo decides to make money by changing her lifestyle. Later, she falls in love with a Chinese herbalist in Korea, Mr. Wang. Bok-nyo becomes jealous when Mr. Wang gets married. She tries to kill Wang, but Mr. Wang kills Bok-nyo and hides her body.



  1. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "Potato (1987) review". www.koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 

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