The Widow

The Widow (1955)

  • Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1955-04-02
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 4 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: 한국어/조선말
  • Production Company: Ja-mae Movie Company
  • Production Country: South Korea
  • Director: Nam-ok Park
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The only film from female director Park Nam Ok, the melodrama The Widow offers a different perspective of the female experience in postwar Korea, and a woman's struggle between duty and desire. Raising a daughter alone after the war, widow Shin (Lee Min Ja) is much indebted to her late husband's friend Seong Jin (Shin Dong Hun) but resists his romantic advances. Instead, she falls for Taek (Lee Taek Kyun), who is carrying on an affair with Seong Jin's jealous wife (Park Yeong Suk). Shin is willing to give up everything for Taek, but his heart changes again when his girlfriend returns.

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  • Lee Min-ja

    as Shin
  • Seong-ju Lee

    as Ju
  • Lee Tak-kyun

    as Taek
  • Ae-shim Na

    as Jin
  • Dong-hun Sin

    as Mr. Lee
  • Yeong-suk Park

    as Mrs. Lee
  • Kang No

    as Song
  • Young-ja Bang

    as Sook
  • Jeong-shik Kim

    as Employee
  • Choi Nam-hyun

  • Yu Gye-seon

Lighting Han-chan Lee Lighting Director
Sound Kyeong-sun Lee Recording Supervision
Directing Nam-ok Park Director
Writing Bo-ra Lee Writer
Camera Yeong-sun Kim Director of Photography
Production Jeon Chang-geun Producer
Sound Baek-bong Jo Music