Title (English): Woman of Fire                                                     Our Reference Section             set01k.gif set01so.gif set01sr.gif set01se.gif set01sa.gif set01sn.gif

Title(Korean): Hwanyeo

Also Known In English as : The Woman of Fire
 
 

Category

 

Category

 

Year Of Production

 1971

Length

 10 reels

Production Company

 Ujin Films

Producer

 

Director

 Kim Ki-young

Screenplay

 Kim Ki-young

Adaptation

 

Director Of Photography

 Jeong Il-seong

Production Design

 

Lighting

 

Music

 

Editor

 

Sound

 

Color/B&W

 Color

Main Cast

 Yun Yeo-jeong, Namgung Won, Jeon

Synopsis

   At a chicken farm on the outskirts of Seoul, the master of the house Dong-sik and the maid Myeong-ja are found murdered.  The police assume it must be a robbery, but Myeong-ja’s friend suggests Dong-sik’s wife might be responsible.  Myeong-ja came from the countryside was employed by Dong-sik’s wife Jeong-sun to work for board and no pay in her house.  Jeong-sun ran the chicken farm to cover the family’s costs and pay for a new house, whereas Dong-sik was a composer.  When Jeong-sun took the children to visit their grandmother, she asked Myeong-ja to keep an eye on Dong-sik.  As she had suspected, Dong-sik’s student Hae-ok visited him, got him drunk and tried to seduce him.  Myeong-ja threw Hae-ok out, but Dong-sik forced himself on her.  Fearing she would be unable to marry because she had lost her virginity, Myeong-ja began to cling to Dong-sik.  Forced to have an abortion, her resentment led her to kill Jeong-sun’s baby and demand Dong-sik from Jeong-sun.  Afraid the neighbors would  fi

nd out what was going on, Jeong-sun agreed.  Myeong-ja wanted to possess Dong-sik completely but realized it was impossible, so she pressured him to commit suicide together with her.   The dying Dong-sik crawled to die by his wife’s side and told her that he was afraid people would find out the truth, and so they arranged it to look like a robbery.  

(written by Ahn Min-hwa on the basis of viewing the film.)

 

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