6.3/10
38
1 user 1 critic

Hwanyeo '82 (1982)

This is a remake of the classic "The Housemaid" (aka Hayo). This time it takes place on a chicken farm run by the wife. This gives a new animal horror to add to Kim's trademark rats (see ... See full summary »

Director:

Ki-young Kim

Writer:

Ki-young Kim
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

The Housemaid (1960)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A composer and his wife are thrown into turmoil when a housemaid becomes more than they bargained for.

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Jeung-nyeo Ju, Eun-shim Lee
Fire Woman (1971)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The lives of a composer and his wife, who live on a chicken farm, are thrown into turmoil when a femme fatale joins their household.

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Kung-won Nam, Gye-hyeon Jeon, Yuh Jung Youn
Water Lady (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The troubled life and marriage of Jin-Seok, a Korean veteran of the Vietnam war.

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Jeong-cheol Kim, Ja-ok Kim, Il-woong Lee
The Housemaid (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to dark consequences.

Director: Sang-soo Im
Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-jae Lee, Yuh Jung Youn
Free Woman (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Korean woman raised in Spain with European values towards life and romance finds living in her ancestral land stifling and it eats away at her vitality.

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: So-young Ahn, Sung-il Shin, Won-seob Kim
Chungyo (1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A schoolgirl goes from braids to bouffant when her mother makes her a bar hostess/prostitute. She cures impotence for Professor Lee and becomes his concubine. His entrepreneurial wife is ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Kung-won Nam, Yuh Jung Youn, Gye-hyeon Jeon
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A dour student, Young-gul, crosses paths with an elderly book salesman obsessed with Hitler and Nietzsche, a two-thousand year-old female corpse, and a mad scientist. Young-gul wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Ja-ok Kim, Jeong-cheol Kim, Man Kim
Transgression (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A boy raised in a temple by the monks must resist the test of temptation before he can become an abbot of his order

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Bool-am Choi, Byeong-ho Park, Jae-seong Jo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Prior to the adoption of Confucianism, it was the tradition to abandon one's parents on a mountainside if they were over 70 years of age. In the ancient kingdom of Goryeo, now modern Korea,... See full summary »

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Jin Kyu Kim, Jeung-nyeo Ju, Ye-chun Lee
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In ancient China, a salt merchant takes three wives. However their rivalry, plots and in-fighting destroy more than one family.

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Sung-il Shin, Hwa-shi Lee, Yeong-ae Kim
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two women in dismal marriages agree to kill each other's husband.

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Yuh Jung Youn, Kil-su Hyeon
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A deaf woman boarding with an elderly laborer suffers many hardships upon the latter's death. The old man's son offers to care for her, but she feels she must leave in order to protect the young man's reputation.

Director: Ki-young Kim
Stars: Mi-hee Chang, Myeong-jung Ha, Il-seob Baek
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Mu-song Jeon Mu-song Jeon
Yeong-hie Na Yeong-hie Na
Ji-mee Kim Ji-mee Kim
Jae-ha Yeo Jae-ha Yeo
Edit

Storyline

This is a remake of the classic "The Housemaid" (aka Hayo). This time it takes place on a chicken farm run by the wife. This gives a new animal horror to add to Kim's trademark rats (see The Insect Woman). Kim also gives the philandering husband a clock fetish. Before he has sex with the maid for the first time, he winds up a wall of clocks. These chime the hour in a cacophonous crescendo that matches the pace of their sexual passion. As in the first movie, most of the characters are murdered or commit suicide, including the children. Written by Nathan Fiedler <nfiedler@earthlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

clock | chicken | sex | suicide | fetish | See All (8) »

Genres:

Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

26 June 1982 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman of Fire '82 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shin Han Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows The Housemaid (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Totally ridiculous and entertaining remake of "The Housemaid" (1960)
29 July 2013 | by ebossertSee all my reviews

Woman of Fire '82 (1982) (Korean Thriller)

This is a variation of the classic "The Housemaid" (1960) (from the same director), but it takes place on a chicken farm. The life of the husband and wife is thrown into turmoil when a young woman comes to work as a maid. If you thought "The Housemaid" was over-the-top, this one will blow your socks off! This film is flat-out ridiculous, but its also oddly riveting and blackly comical. There are some laugh-out-loud moments to be found here, especially near the end. There are also some eye-pleasing sets and more atmospheric architecture, with lots and lots of ticking clocks. The visual style of the film really won me over and made it a very engaging experience.

This is the most entertaining of the "Housemaid" installments and I'd go so far as to say that it's the most entertaining pre-1990 South Korean film I've seen to this point. Definitely worth checking out.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed