Hyperbolae of Youth

All About Korean Music Film 2021
  • South Korea
  • 1957
  • 100min
  • DCP
  • B&W
  • Drama
  • Korean Traditional Music
  • G


This comedy film abounds in vivid musical colors, and features such stars as Hwang Hae, Yang Hoon, Kim Hee-gap as well as the Kim Sisters who had recently risen to fame through the Eighth Army Show. Composer Park Shi-chun appeared in an important supporting role. Along with Madame Freedom which had been released about six months before, this box-office hit represents the director’s heyday. In addition, it is a historical record of Busan in the mid-1950s in the aftermath of war and evaluation. (LEE Junhee)


HAN Hyeong-mo

Han Hyeongmo graduated from an art school in Manchuria. He dropped out of an art school in Japan to join Dongbo Film Studios, where he went on to shoot Viva Freedom as the director of photography. He established Han Hyeongmo Productions and made his debut film Breaking the Wall in 1949. Including his final film The Queen of Elegy (1967), he shot and directed about 30 films.

  • ProducerHAN Hyeong-mo
  • CastHWANG Hae, JI Hak-ja, LEE Bin-hwa, YANG Hun, YANG Seok-cheon
  • ScreenwriterSON Gi-hyeon, KIM So-dong
  • CinematographerLEE Seong-hwi
  • EditorHAN Hyeong-mo
  • MusicPARK Si-chun
  • SoundCHOE Chil-bok, SIM Jae-hun


Cinema Concert

2021-08-13 19:30 / 제천시 문화회관

Director Han Hyung-mo's Hyperbolae of Youth, Korea’s first musical comedy film, is recreated as a contemporary composite performance. The work marked the start of Korean comedy films and introduced the use of musical performances in films. The modern reinterpretation provides a chance to enjoy the classical music film directly through the production of complex performances. Chae Eunseok, the master of Korean commercial films, and Park Yongjun have taken part as the director and the music director respectively. The performance is delivered by a spectacular crew of seven professional voice actors and fifteen musicians (eight string instruments, five band members, and two chorus members), providing the audience with a chance to experience the value and beauty of classical music films.​ ​


TimeTheaterCodeRateSubQ&ALive Concert
2021-08-16  10:30Megabox Jecheon 2078GNE --