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The Sound of a Flower (2015)

Dorihwaga (original title)
During the Joseon Dynasty, lowborn Chae-sun challenges the rule that states only men allowed to sing while navigating devotion to her teacher and the demands of the king's father.


Jong-pil Lee


Jong-pil Lee (screenplay), Ah-Young Kim (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Shin Jae-hyo (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
Suzy Bae ... Chae-sun
Sae-byeok Song ... Kim Se-jong (as Sae-Byeok Song)
Nam-gil Kim ... Heungseon Daewongun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-hong Ahn
Hwang Chae-won Hwang Chae-won ... Young Jin Chae-sun
Dong-hwi Lee ... (as Dong-Hwi Lee)
Dong-yong Lee ... Naksung banquet onlooker
Young Hak No Young Hak No ... King Gojong
Lee Chae Yun Lee Chae Yun


During the Joseon Dynasty, singing teacher Shin Jae-hyo clashes with his school's best singer over the lead role in a new opera. At the same time, lowborn and brothel-raised Chae-sun aspires to take up the male-only professional of singing. Shin shuns Chae-sun's pleas for audition. but when she disguises herself as a man and performs, Shin is convinced of her talent and accepts his school's first female student. However, Shin's attempt to find her a place in a royal ceremony leads him to be incarcerated by Daewongun, the king's father, and a desperate Chae-sun finds herself striking a deal with him in an effort to save her teacher. Written by CJ Entertainment

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The movie had a scene of Bae Suzy under the rain and she said it took her 10 hours to film. See more »

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Unbiased Review
26 April 2016 | by hemlockcedarSee all my reviews

Obviously many Suzy fans did the reviews here LOL Anyway, here's my unbiased take on the movie. The male lead's known for being a great Korean drama actor. Unfortunately, even he couldn't carry the full burden of this awful movie. The female lead, though I'm not a fan should've considered the role carefully before taking on the challenge. Pansori is not your basic singing hence, not everyone's cut out for it or could it effectively. I'm a big Song SoHee fan & if you've heard her sing you'd know what I'm talking abt. Suzy's so-so voice & below average acting isn't fit for the role. No offense to her fans. Maybe if Suzy played the role of a karaoke try-hard wannabe singer it may have suited her better. Some people complain the storyline is boring, I don't think so. Historical movies or dramas in my opinion, are some of the best ones out there since it depicts & shares important events in a nation's culture & history.

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25 November 2015 (South Korea) See more »

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