Theatrical poster to Empty Dream
|Director|| Yu Hyun-mok|
|Planner|| Jo Gyu-jin|
|Screenplay|| Kim Han-il|
|Art director|| Chung Woo-taek|
|Music|| Kim Yong-hwan|
|Cinematographer|| Sim Jae-heung|
|Lighting|| Gang Yong-sin|
|Production studio|| Seki Trading|
|Released||July 3, 1965|
|Running time||100 min.|
|Debut theatre|| Myeongbo|
Empty Dream (춘몽 / 春夢 - Chunmong) is a 1965 film directed by Yu Hyun-mok. It was based on the Japanese director Takechi Tetsuji's 1964 erotic film, Daydream, which was based on a short story by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki. Yu claims not to have seen the Japanese film before making Empty Dream, but to have only read the screenplay. Jasper Sharp reports that it is quite close to the Takechi film's scenario, but nevertheless a superior film "in terms of art direction, cinematography, montage and other related technical aspects... reminiscent of early French surrealism or German expressionism". It was banned by the South Korean government, and Yu was fined for public obscenity in 1967. Kept in a vault until that time, the film resurfaced at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in 2004.
While under the effects of anasthesia in a dentist's office, a young man and woman fantasize a romantic triangle between themselves and the dentist.
- Empty Dream (1965) at the Internet Movie Database
- "춘몽" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-20.