A Drifting Story

A Drifting Story (1960)

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1960-12-17
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 4 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: 한국어/조선말
  • Production Company: Jungang Movies
  • Production Country: South Korea
  • Director: Gwon Yeong-sun
star 6.1/10
From 4 Ratings


This melodrama follows the trials and tribulations of a single mother who dares to love. Hyun Hee (Mun Jeong Suk) makes a living running a coffee house. She has to support her illegitimate daughter and mother, and bear the scorn of those who look down on her. Hyun Hee falls in love with a married writer (Kim Jin Kyu), while another customer (Choi Mu Ryong) holds a torch for her. The romantic triangles that unfold lead to tragic consequences.

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  • Moon Jeong-suk

    as Kang Hyeon-hee (Madam Madonna)
  • Kim Jin-kyu

    as Lee Sang-hyeon (Newspaper editorial member)
  • Choi Mu-ryong

    as Minwoo (poet)
  • Um Aing-ran

    as Kwanghee (Madonna Reggie)
  • Park Am

    as Hwan-gyu Kim (President of Publisher)
  • Hwang Jeong-sun

    as Hyun Hee-mo
  • Heo Chang-kang

    as Choi Young-cheol (interpreter)
  • Do Kum-bong

    as Gye-young (Hyun-hee's classmate)
  • Kim Dong-won

    as Lawyer
  • Lee Bin-hwa

    as Soon-jae (Hyun-hee's classmate)
  • Nam Chun-yeok

    as Tobacco seller
  • Mun Hye-ran

    as Yang Su-jeong (Sang-hyeon's wife)
  • Seong So-min

    as Won Se-jong (Sang-hyeon's middle school classmate)
  • Ok Gyeong-hui

    as Myungja (Madonna Reggie)
  • Seo Wol-yeong

    as The presiding judge
  • Go Seon-ae

    as Mana (The Prostitute's House)
  • Jang Min-ho

    as Inspector
  • Han Mi-na

    as Seong-hee (Hyun-hee's classmate)
  • Han Eun-jin

    as Female prison officer
  • Jeong Ae-ran

    as Female Boss (Prison)
  • Lee Hwang-ja

    as Eul
  • Nam Mi-ri

    as Jeong
  • Kim Suk-il

    as Gap
  • Kim Hyeon-ju

    as Byeong
  • Cheol Jeong

  • Jeon Young-sun

    as Hoon-ah (Hyun-hee's daughter)
Camera Lee Seong-chun Director of Photography
Production Seong Dong-ho Producer
Editing Lee Won-do Editor
Directing Gwon Yeong-sun Director
Writing Keum-dong Choi Adaptation
Lighting Hae-jin Go Lighting Director
Sound Jeong Su Music
Sound Lee Sang-man Sound Effects
Production Chang Il Executive Producer
Sound Sohn In-ho Sound Recordist
Art Park Seok-in Production Design
Writing Keum-dong Choi Lyricist
Writing Pak Kyong-ni Novel