Program    Classic GIFF   One-Hit Wonder

The Widow

ⓒKorean Film Archive
Korea 1955 75minB&WDCP


PARK Nam-ok
ⓒKorean Film Archive


Lee Shinja, widowed by the Korean war, is scraping by thanks to the generosity of Lee Sungjin, an entrepreneur and friend of her dead husband. The obligation and pity that Sungjin had felt for her slowly transforms into affection. Shinja, though courted by Sungjin, is in love with Taek, a younger man, who saved her daughter. The plot thickens as Taek’s girlfriend, who everyone thought had died during the war, comes back.
※ Co-hosted by the Korean Film Archive
※ Due to some loss of sound, it will be played without sound for about 10 minutes in the second half of the movie.