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Chunhyang (2000)
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Mongryong marries the beautiful Chunhyang without telling his father, the Governor of Namwon. When his father is transferred to Seoul, Mongryong has to leave Chunhyang and finish his exams.... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Hyo-jeong Lee ...
Sung-nyu Kim ...
Hak-young Kim ...
Jung-hun Lee ...
Ji-youn Choi ...
Gov. Lee
Hae-eun Lee ...
Hyangdan (as Hae-Eun Lee)
Kyung-yeun Hong ...
Kisaeng Leader
Sang-hyun Cho ...
Pansori Singer
Myung-hwan Kim ...
Pansori Drummer
Hae-ryong Lee ...
Lord of Soonchun
Jun-hwam Gok ...
Lord of Okgwa
Keun-mo Yoon ...
Lord of Goksung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taell Bae
Bong Chotae


Mongryong marries the beautiful Chunhyang without telling his father, the Governor of Namwon. When his father is transferred to Seoul, Mongryong has to leave Chunhyang and finish his exams. Chunhyang, being the daughter of a courtesan, is also legally a courtesan. She is beaten and imprisoned when she refuses to obey the new Governor Byun, as she wishes to be faithful to her husband. After three years, Mongryong passes his exam and becomes an emissary to the King. He returns to Namwon, disguised as a beggar, just before Chunhyang is to be flogged to death at the governor's birthday celebration. Written by Will Gilbert

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Her spirit became inspiration. Her name became legend.


Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 January 2000 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Chunhyang  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,052 (USA) (5 January 2001)


$798,220 (USA) (21 September 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A "pansori" (on which this movie is based) was a four to six-hour long musical poem performed by a singer and a drummer. See more »


Mongyong Lee: "Like the sun and the moon, my love will never change."
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Version of Seong Chunhyang (1987) See more »

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First Korean movie I have seen with a somewhat happy ending
31 July 2002 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

I am a Korean linguist and use Korean movies to keep up on the language and have really fallen in love with them over the last few years. My current favorite is JSA, followed closely by Shiri. I just happened to catch Chunhyang on the Sundance channel and it was just not your typical "everybody dies" Korean dramatic movie. Although, what little I know of Korean culture seems to portray life as always having misfortunes,because thats just how life is, this movie was a pleasant surprise. It was kind of like Romeo and Juliet who forgot they were supposed to die. The "panjori" was excellent as well.

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