The Snake Woman
Dead Woman
Theatrical poster to The Snake Woman
Director Shin Sang-ok[1]
Producer Shin Sang-ok
Planner Park Haeng-cheol
Screenplay Gwak Il-ro
Assistant director Lee Yu-seop
Art director Chung Woo-taek
Music Jeon Jong-kun
Cinematographer Choi Seung-woo
Editor O Seong-hwan
Lighting Ma Yong-cheon
Sound recording Sim Jae-hun
Yu Chang-geuk
Property Ye Jang-sa
Costume designer Ye Jang-sa
Make-up Jang In-han
Chae Hun
Production studio Shin Films
Released February 16, 1969
Running time 100 min.
Debut theatre New Seoul
Attendance 150,000
IMDb profile
KMDb profile

The Snake Woman or Dead Woman (사녀 / 蛇女 - Sanyeo) is a 1969 film directed by Shin Sang-ok.[1]


An evil spirit turns a snake into a beautiful woman in order to seduce a Buddhist monk. The woman marries the monk and they have a son together, which the spirit orders the woman to kill. Because of the love she has for her family she refuses. The spirit turns the woman to stone and a Buddha restores her so that she can live happily with her family.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "사녀" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-12.

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