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A Flower in Hell (Ji-ok-hwa)

Part of the Korean Cinema Now (And Then) Series

Friday, January 18, 2008
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

A Flower In Hell
(1958) Directed by Shin Sang-ok

A landmark of Korean cinema, A Flower in Hell shocked audiences with its daring story of two brothers who clash over a prostitute amid the black market corruption and poverty clinging to the edges of the American military presence in post-war Seoul. Its bravura finale on a desolate mud plain holds its own against any hard-bitten American film noir for sheer doom-laden imagery.

Screenplay: Lee Jeong-seon. Cinematographer: Kang Beom-gu.
Cast: Kim Hak, Choi Eun-hee, Jo Hae-won, Gang Seon-hee.
Presented in Korean dialogue with English subtitles. 33mm, 88 min.

Cost : $10/ticket

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