The Hungry Season

The Hungry Season


Total votes: 161

Release Date: Dec 10, 1988

Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.

Year: 1988

Rank: #99999

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 보릿고개

Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Alternative Titles: Bo-rich gogae

Genre: Drama, Mature, Melodrama


Due to poverty, Dal-rae endures the toying of the lecherous Chun-bal and ends up with an unwanted pregnancy. She goes to the kisaeng house. Dal-rae is expelled from the kisaeng house due to her frigidness. She runs into Seung-myung whom she met before and they get married. However, when he learns of her past, after much conflict, he leaves her. They get back together due to the strength of their true lovebut Dal-rae ultimately ends up terminate Chun-bal for ruining her happiness. Now free to love, Dal-rae runs away to the mountains but ends up losing her life on the execution block. Seung-myung receives Dal-rae’s ring and falls into sadness.


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