Chunhyang (1961)
Theatrical poster to Chunhyang
Director Shin Sang-ok[1]
Producer Shin Sang-ok
Planner Hwang Nam
Screenplay Lim Hee-jae
Assistant director Chang Il-ho
Art director Gang Seong-beom
Music Jeong Yoon-joo
Cinematographer Lee Hyung-pyo
Editor Kim Young-hee
Lighting Lee Gye-chang
Sound recording Sohn In-ho
Lee Sang-man
Property Jeon Dae-jun
Costume designer Lee Jeong-su
Make-up Chae Hun
Special effects Sohn In-ho
Production studio Shin Films
Released January 28, 1961
Running time 107 min.
Budget approx. KRW 80,000,000[2]
Debut theatre Myeongbo
Attendance 380,000
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Chunhyang (성춘향 / 成春香 - Seong Chunhyang) is a 1961 film directed by Shin Sang-ok.[1]


The classic Chunhyang story: Chunhyang, the daughter of the gisaeng Weolmae, falls in love with Mong-nyong, the son of an aristocrat. After promising to marry each other, Mong-nyong must travel to Seoul to take the state exams. While Mong-nyong is away, the new governor, Byeon, lusts for Chunhyang, and, when she refuses his advances, imprisons and tortures her. Mong-nyong passes the exam, and becomes an undercover agent for the King, exposing corrupt officials. He returns to his hometown and discovers Byeon's evil deeds.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "성춘향" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  2. Chunhyang (1961) at the Internet Movie Database