Why the Cuckoo Cries

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Why the Cuckoo Cries
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Theatrical poster for Why the Cuckoo Cries (1967)
Hanja 새 우는
Revised Romanization Dugyeonsae uneun sayeon
McCune–Reischauer Tugyŏnsae unŭn sayŏn
Directed by Lee Kyu-woong
Produced by Kim Hyeong-geun
Written by Lim Hee-jae
Starring Kim Ji-mee
Music by Jeon Jong-kun
Cinematography Yang Yeong-gil
Edited by Jang Hyeon-su
Distributed by Dae Yang Films Co., Ltd.
Release date
  • July 28, 1967 (1967-07-28)
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Why the Cuckoo Cries (두견새 우는 사연 - Dugyeonsae uneun sayeon) is a 1967 South Korean film directed by Lee Kyu-woong.


A horror melodrama about the daughter of a kisaeng who dies of a broken heart after her boyfriend's father rejects their marriage. The woman's ghost appears to haunt the boyfriend after he marries another woman.



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