Theatrical poster to Traces
Director Shin Sang-ok[1]
Producer Shin Sang-ok
Planner Ho Hyun-chan
Screenplay Songsan Seon-sam
Zenzō Matsuyama
-Japanese author)
Based on MisankyeoJee
Toshiyuki Kajiyama
-Japanese author)
Art director Chung Woo-taek
Music Jeong Yoon-joo
Cinematographer Choi Seung-woo
Editor O Seong-hwan
Lighting Ma Yong-cheon
Production studio Shin Films
Released October 11, 1967
Running time 80 min.
Budget approx. KRW 12,000,000[2]
Debut theatre Academy
Attendance 31,283
IMDb profile
KMDb profile

Traces (이조잔영 / 李朝殘影 - Ijojanyeong) is a 1967 film directed by Shin Sang-ok.[1]


During the latter part of the Japanese occupation of Korea, a Japanese teacher of fine arts helps a Korean escape from the Japanese military police. The man he rescued introduces the Japanese man to a gisaeng. The Japanese man becomes infatuated with the gisaeng, but she does not return his affection because her parents were killed by the Japanese. Heart-broken, the Japanese man commits suicide. The gisaeng is in love with a Korean patriot whose father is pro-Japanese. The Korean patriot is drafted into the Japanese military, but survives the war only to be killed upon returning to Korea when his parents' house is burned down due to their collaboration with the Japanese.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "이조잔영" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
  2. Traces (1967) at the Internet Movie Database

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