Madame Freedom

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Film info

Director: Han Hyeong-mo
Cert 12A, 125 mins, 1956

Highly controversial but extremely popular, Han Hyeong-mo's classic is one of the great landmark films of South Korea, providing a template for the melodramas for which Korea has become so widely known. Based on a series published in the 1954 Seoul Shinmun newspaper, Madame Freedom explores society's reactions to a conservative middle-class couple who begin to see different people as their lives become more westernised.