Silver Stallion

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Silver Stallion
Silver Stallion.jpg
Poster for Silver Stallion (1991)
Hanja 는 오지 않는다
Revised Romanization Eunmaneun oji anneunda
McCune–Reischauer Ŭnmanŭn oji annŭnda
Directed by Jang Kil-su
Produced by Han Gap-jin
Written by Jang Kil-su
Cho Jai-hong
Based on Silver Stallion
by Ahn Jung-hyo
Starring Lee Hye-sook
Kim Bo-yeon
Music by Kim Soo-chul
Cinematography Lee Seok-ki
Edited by Kim Hee-su
Distributed by Han Jin Enterprises Co., Ltd.
Release date
  • October 3, 1991 (1991-10-03)
Running time
123 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Silver Stallion (Hangul은마는 오지 않는다; RREunma neun oji anhneunda; lit. "The Silver Stallion Will Never Come") is an award-winning 1991 South Korean film based on the novel by Ahn Jung-hyo.[1]


Soldiers with the U.N. forces that entered Korea during the Korean War rape a village girl named Eon-rae. The villagers ostracize Eon-rae and her son. Unable to make a living, Eon-rae joins the brothel district that has been set up near the U.N. base on the other side of the river from the village. The war and the introduction of U.S. culture break down the social order of the village. After several village children have died, the villagers put the blame on the prostitutes. Eventually the villagers, unable to maintain the village, leave their homes one by one. Eon-rae and her son also leave.[2]



Montréal World Film Festival (1991)

  • Best Actress: Lee Hye-sook
  • Best Screenplay: Jang Kil-su, Cho Jai-hong

Baeksang Arts Awards (1991)

Korean Association of Film Critics Awards (1991)

Blue Dragon Film Awards (1991)

  • Best Director: Jang Kil-su
  • Best Supporting Actress: Kim Bo-yeon


  1. ^ Ahn, Jung-hyo (1990). Silver Stallion. New York City: Soho Press. ISBN 0-939149-30-3. 
  2. ^ 은마는 오지 않는다 - 은마는 오지 않는다 (1991). (in Korean). Retrieved 2008-01-07. 


  • Kim, Kyung-hyun (2004). "3. 'Is This How the War is Remembered?': Violent Sex and the Korean War in Silver Stallion, Spring in My Hometown, and The Taebaek Mountains". The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema. Durham and London: Duke University Press. pp. 81–87. ISBN 0-8223-3267-1. 

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