Theatrical poster to Rice
Director Shin Sang-ok[1]
Producer Shin Sang-ok
Planner Hwang Nam
Screenplay Kim Gang-yun
Assistant director Lim Won-sick
Art director Song Back-kyu
Music Jeong Yoon-joo
Cinematographer Kim Yeong-in
Editor Yang Seong-ran
Lighting Lee Gye-chang
Sound recording Lee Eun-deok
Lee Sang-man
Production studio Shin Films
Released November 16, 1963
Running time 124 min.
Budget approx. KRW 5,000,000[2]
Debut theatre Myeongbo
Attendance 50,000
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Rice (쌀 - Ssal) is a 1963 film directed by Shin Sang-ok.[1]


The peasants of Gucheon-dong, Muju City, Cheonbuk Province have too little to eat and cannot even cultivate rice due to a lack of water. One of the farmers is determined to build a water tunnel from the Geum River through the mountain to their home. Despite his determination his efforts fail until he is given help by the new government put into place with the revolution of May 16, 1961.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "쌀" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  2. Rice (1963) at the Internet Movie Database