A Flower in Hell
Flower in Hell
Theatrical poster to A Flower in Hell
Director Shin Sang-ok[1]
Producer Shin Sang-ok
Planner Hwang Nam
Art director Song Back-kyu
Music Son Mok-in
Cinematographer Gang Beom-gu
Editor Kim Young-hee
Lighting Lee Gyu-chang
Sound recording Lee Kyeong-sun
Production studio Seoul Films
Released April 20, 1958
Running time 86 min.
Budget approx. KRW 28,000,000[2]
Debut theatre Shigonggwan
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A Flower in Hell (지옥화 / 地獄花 - Jiokhwa) is a 1958 film directed by Shin Sang-ok.[1]


Yeong-shik makes a living in Seoul by stealing goods from the U.S. military and selling them on the black market. His girlfriend, Sonya, is a prostitute for US soldiers. Don-shik, Yeong-shik's brother, comes from their hometown to bring his brother home. At a party, Sonya seduces Don-shik while Yeong-shik is undertaking a robbery. Yeong-shik finds them together and kills Sonya. He tells his brother to take care of their mother and then shoots himself.[1]


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Flower in Hell 2

Alternate poster to A Flower in Hell


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "지옥화" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
  2. Flower in Hell (1958) at the Internet Movie Database
  3. Paquet, Darcy. "A Flower in Hell (1958)".