Shin Sang-ok had a prolific career, with more than 100 producer and 70 director credits to his name, earning him the nickname ‘The Prince of South Korean Cinema’. His 1958 classic The Flower In Hell thrilled audiences with its bold aesthetics, its mixing of genres, and its incorporation of documentary footage. Throughout the film, Shin draws attention to the relationships that working class Koreans had with US soldiers, refusing to shy away from the dark side of 1950s Korean society. (CHJ)

Director: Shin Sang-Ok

Writer: Lee Jeong-Seon

Producer: Shin Sang-Ok

Cast: Choi Eun-Hee, Kim Hak, Jo Hae-Won, Gang Seon-Hui

Production Company: Seoul Films CO., LTD

Rights Holder: Korean Film Archive

Drama, Romance, Crime / 1958 / 86 min / CERT. 15 / B&W / 35mm

Selected Filmography

A Winter Story (2004)

Vanished (1994)

The Hero of No Return (1984)

A Woman With Half Soul (1971)

Thousand Years Old Fox (1969)

The Red Scarf (1964)

Deaf Samryongi (1964)

Bound by Chastity Rule (1962)

Evergreen Tree (1961)

Seong Chun-hyang (1961)

Mother and a Guest (1961)

Prince Yeonsan (1961)

Romantic Papa (1960)