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  • Actors:  Seung-woo Cho and Sung-nyu Kim Hyo-jeong Lee
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Korean
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: New Yorker
  • DVD Release Date: October 16, 2001
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NX23
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,771 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Chunhyang" on IMDb

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In the tradition of the epic drama Raise the Red Lantern, Chunhyang is a beautiful tale of forbidden passion and devotion unfolding in the spectacular settings of the 18th Century Korea. Mongryong, the privileged son of a Governor falls in love with Chunhyang, the beautiful daughter of a proud former courtesan. Inseparably, the two lovers marry, but must keep their marriage a secret, for fear of reprisal. Soon, Mongryong is ordered to Seoul to finish his education, reluctantly leaving his new bride behind but promising that he will send for her. As time passes, however, a new, vindictive Governor is appointed in the province where Chunhyang lives. This new Governor pursues Chunhyang and when she refuses his advances, she is imprisoned and sentenced to death. Chunhyang's only hope for being saved is her continued faith in the promise Mongryong once made her.
A gorgeous and spirited film, Chunhyang is a classic tale of lovers torn apart by two different worlds, and the power and ultimate triumph of love over adversity.

Customer Reviews

Chunhyang is a beautiful story of poetry and honor and meditation.
Chick
Governors have come and gone by appointment but the classes and marriage remain the same.
Roger Bagula
I think the Pansori narrative is really interesting, i've never seen a movie like it.
Shak

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By JLind555 on July 26, 2002
Format: DVD
"Chunhyang" is living art. Narrated in the Korean tradition of Pansori in which a story is told through sung verse, it's the timeless classic tale of two young people who fall in love at first sight, are separated through adversity, and come together again.

Chunhyang is the daughter of a courtesan, and in the ancient Korean class system she is therefore considered a courtesan herself, and Mongryong is the son of an upper-class nobleman; they meet, fall in love, and marry secretly. Mongryong's father, however, has plans for his son that don't include marrying a courtesan's daughter, and the couple has to split up while Mongryong prepares for a state examination. Chunhyang spends the three years of their separation fighting off the advances of a venal provincial governor; she's about to die for her resistance when her long-lost husband returns to save her. Virtue has its rewards.

The film succeeds on every count. The cinematography is splendid, the two young lead actors, both of them teenagers, are excellent, and the haunting tones of the Pansori singer draw us into the film and make us a part of it. Unlike those reviewers who felt that the singing distracted from the movie, I thought it helped to underscore the ancient tradition of story-telling, a part of so many cultures, in which a tale is narrated through song and verse as well as prose. We not only enjoy "Chunhyang" as a brilliant example of Korean film making, we feel it on a fundamental level as a love story anyone can relate to. It's a great movie that deserves a much wider audience.

Judy Lind
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Chick on May 31, 2005
Format: DVD
This is one of the most beautiful and delectably edited movies I've ever seen. The actors know their roles wholeheartedly. My guess they are classically-trained theatre actors. Chunhyang is one of Korea's 5 stories told in the oral tradition, and was originally for adults. Pansori, if you've ever taken a class or tried it, is very difficult. Requires power from the diaphragm and vocal range. Once, there were 7 of us in a class, and all together, the power of our voices could not top the sole instructor. Im Kwon-taek was smart to incorporate the pansori. For those of you who dont know, there is no Chunhyang the tale without pansori, so it's absolutely necessary to this movie. "Chunhyang-ga" is by balladeer Jo Sang-Hyeon, also known as National Intangible Asset #5.

My dvd said it's Japanese. Someone should be fired for not fact-checking. Also, it's nothing like Raise the Red Lantern or Zhang Yimou. But westerners need to write that to make it relative to their prior movie experience. Chunhyang is a beautiful story of poetry and honor and meditation. It's about love's fidelity.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kwang Woo Noh on September 17, 2005
Format: DVD
It seems that many people think that a woman is totally suject

under male-dominant society. Under Confucious order, Korea

was male dominant society and woman did not appropriate rights

and opportunity as man. So what? in 17th or 18th century,

European men did not allow or share their rights with European

women, either.

The reason why some feminists enjoy this film is that not only

this story is love story, which may make them feel guilty, but

also it's a story of a woman who was not submissive to local

authority. You can compare this movie with Dagerous Beauty in

which a Venezian courtesan could not challenge the authority.

For me, the great scene is the magistrate's interrogation and

torture to Chunhyang. In this scene, Chunhyang did give up and

said what she thought againt brutal magistrate's demand.

"You are a daughter of a courtesan, so you are a courtesan, too.

You should serve to me. It's a law. If you will not follow the

law, I will punish you. "

"What kind of punishment is given to a man who tries to rape

and urge adultery to a married woman?"
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey S. Harrison on October 18, 2001
Format: DVD
One of the best-loved legends of Korea is retold in the singing tradition of Korea known as "pansori." Directed by one of Asia's most demanding and feared perfectionist directors, the cinematography is breathtakingly beautiful and, despite the lead characters being played by teenage, first time actors, the acting is flawless. The pansori singing is performed by a man officially designated by the Korean government as a living national treasure. The breathtaking beauty of Korean nature, a powerful story of innocent, true, and undying love, and the haunting vocal tradition of pansori combine to present an experience that I can unreservedly say is far and away the best Asian movie I have seen (rivaled only by "Ran") and is high on my list of the best films ever. I have yet to meet someone who was disappointed with this movie.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Spy Groove on July 8, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
All I can say this movie is SUPERB!! No wonder it got the Cannes Palm D'Or in 2000. The story is based on Korean famous legend, Chunhyang who stood for her rights to devote all her love only to 1 man despite of the traditional custom that a decendant courtesan (she was the daughter of a retired courtesan) was a coutesan and must be available in serving other men.
I have been told there was a story like this but have never known the real plot. I feel very lucky to be able to watch this artpiece. As a woman, I really admire ChunHyang and her guts in keeping to her promise and to her heart.
The traditional and moral value of this legend is magnified by the cinematography and the way it is told which presents the story as it was sung by a traditional singer (pansori). Highly recommended.
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