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Madam White Snake
(Baeksa Buin)

by SHIN Sang-ok

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Reprising a popular legend that was part of the repertoire of great Chinese operas, Shin Sang-ok adds a string to his bow to further his ambition of trying his hand at all forms of popular cinema. Here, the fantastic liberates him from a head-on and contemporary relationship with the melodrama, but he still maintains the same careful attention to the poignant female destinies that established his reputation. This time, Choi Eun-hee plays a magical age-old snake who, after turning into a woman, falls in love with a pharmacist whom she marries. Having forgotten to ask the gods’ permission to enter the earthly realm, she is given the order to return to the spirit world before 7th July… In 1969, Shin Sang-ok directed his own remake of the film under the title The Snake Woman. JB

  • Titre français
    Madam White Snake
  • Original title
    Baeksa Buin
  • Titre international
    Madam White Snake
  • Scénario
    Hui-Jae LIM
  • Photo
    Gyeong-Ok CHOE, Hae-Jun JEONG
  • Montage
    Yeong-Hui KIM
  • Musique
    Yun-Ju JEONG
  • Interprétation
    Eun-Hee CHOI, Sung-Il SHIN, Eun-Jin HAN, Sam CHOE
  • Production
    Shin Films
  • Copie
    KOFA - Korean Film Archive : eric@koreafilm.or.kr
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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