Death Song

Death Song


Total votes: 16

Director: Kim Ho Sun

Release Date: Sep 21, 1991

Duration: 2 hr. 40 min.

Year: 1991

Rank: #37842

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 사의 찬미

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: Saui Chanmi, Praise of Death

Genre: Drama, Melodrama, Romance


A melodrama dealing with the life of Yoon Shim Dok, a modern woman and pioneer of free love in the 1920’s, who drowns herself in the waters of the Korea Strait. Yoon Shim Dok is a poor girl studying vocal music at Tokyo University with the aid of a government scholarship. Hong Nan Pa, a promising student majoring in composition, takes her to concerts and theatres. However, he feels mistreated by heras he is unable to get the closeness he desires. Though she sees him as a close friend, she is totally devoted to Art. Korean students studying in Japan plan a performance tour to Korea during their summer vacation to raise funds for Korea’s Independence Movement. Among them is Kim Woo Jin, a student of English Literature at Waseda University. Hong Nan Pa introduces Kim to Yoon Shim Dok. They are fated to know each other.


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