Sad Story of a Head Cutter
Sad Story of a Head Cutter
Theatrical poster to Sad Story of a Head Cutter
Director Kim Seong-min[1]
Producer Kim Bo-cheol
Screenplay Yu Du-yeon
Assistant director Jeong Il-taek
Art director Lee Bong-seon
Music Jo Baek-bong
Cinematographer Yu Jang-san
Editor Yu Jang-san
Lighting Lee Han-chan
Sound recording Choe Chil-bok
Lee Sang-man
Production studio Korea Films
Released November 25, 1955
Running time 81 min.
Debut theatre Kukdo
Attendance 50,000
KMDb profile

Sad Story of a Head Cutter (막난이 비사 - Mangnani bisa) is a 1955 film directed by Kim Seong-min.[1]


During the Joseon period, an executioner shelters the daughter of a disgraced government official. He falls in love with her, and her whereabouts is reported to the government out of jealousy by another woman in love with him. When government guards come to arrest the woman, her mother dies. Thinking her mother was killed by the jealous woman, the executioner kills her, and he is later beheaded for this.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "막난이 비사" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-29.

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