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Movie Review: 'Chunhyang'

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Chunhyang

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
120 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/31/00
performer:
Lee Hyo Jung, Cho Seung Woo
director:
Im Kwon Taek
distributor:
Lot 47 Films
author:
Cho Sang-hyun, Kang Hye-yun
genre:
Foreign Language, Romance

We gave it a B+

A gorgeous retelling of a traditional Korean legend about the daughter of a courtesan, faithful to her upper-class husband even when ordered by a governor to be more like her mother. Director Im Kwon Taek juxtaposes compositions of satiny erotic power with scenes of a pansori singer, shrieking and chanting a narration. B+