|The Red Gate|
Theatrical poster to The Red Gate
|Director|| Shin Sang-ok|
|Planner|| Hwang Nam|
|Screenplay|| Kim Kang-Yun|
|Based on|| Hwang Sun-Won|
|Art director|| Chung Woo-taek |
|Music|| Jeong Yoon-joo|
|Cinematographer|| Jeong Hae-jun|
|Editor|| Kim Young-hee|
|Lighting|| Lee Gyu-chang|
|Production studio||Shin Films|
|Released||December 13, 1962|
|Running time||101 min.|
|Budget||approx. KRW 4,000,000|
|Debut theatre|| Myeongbo|
A nobleman's widow has an affair with a servant, despite social restrictions that a widow must remain celibate. When she bears the servant's son, the servant and the baby are driven out of her in-law's house. The baby grows to manhood and attempts to meet his mother, but she must refuse out of obedience to her in-laws and custom.
Variety reviewed the film in its showing at the 1963 Berlin Film Festival. Writing that the film was something of a surprise from Korea, the review judged it better than many similar Japanese productions. Though Variety noted that the film was intended mainly for the Korean domestic audience, it was nonetheless an interesting, "surprise" entry at Berlin.
Awards and NominationsEdit
- 1963 Berlin International Film Festival
- Nominated Golden Berlin Bear: Shin Sang-ok
- 1963 Grand Bell Awards (Second)
- Hans. (1963-07-17). "Yollymoon" in Variety.
- The Red Gate (1962) at the Internet Movie Database
- "열녀문" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-09.