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A Flower in Hell
(Jiokhwa)

by SHIN Sang-ok

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Dong-sik travels from the countryside to Seoul, intending to take back home to his mother his eldest brother Yeong-sik, who has given them no news since he came to the capital to find work. In the big city and post-war depression, Yeong-sik lives off a group of prostitutes, among whom is the lovely Sonya (Choi Eun-hee), and wheels and deals with supplies he steals from the US army. Initially amused at Dong-sik’s naivety, Sonya sets about seducing him and falls in love. Yeong-sik discovers their affair. The melodrama announced by the two brothers’ confrontation over the same woman is heightened by the almost neorealist documentary arguments (the on-the-fly street scenes) impregnating the film shot partly in real settings. JB

  • Titre français
    Une fleur en enfer
  • Original title
    Jiokhwa
  • Titre international
    A Flower in Hell
  • Scénario
    Jeong-Seon LEE
  • Photo
    Beom-Gu GANG
  • Montage
    Yeong-Hui KIM, Mok-In SON
  • Interprétation
    Eun-Hee CHOI, Hak KIM, Hae-Won JO, Seon-Hui GANG
  • Production
    Seoul Film Company
  • Copie
    KOFA - Korean Film Archive : eric@koreafilm.or.kr
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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