Movie: The Sound of a Flower (English title)
Revised romanization: Dorihwaga
Director: Lee Jong-Pil
Writer: Lee Jong-Pil
Producer: Kim Dae-Seung, Baek Yeon-Ja
Cinematographer: Kim Hyun-Seok
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Runtime: 109 min.
Genre: Drama / Period-19th Century / Music / Romance / Based on True Story
Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Country: South Korea
Based on the real story of Shin Jae-Hyo and Chae-Sun.
In 1867, Shin Jae-Hyo (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) leads the Dongrijungsa which teaches pansori (traditional Korean musical storytelling). A young girl, Chae-Sun (Bae Suzy), who wants to perform pansori, appears in front of him. Chae-Sun has dreamed of performing pansori since she first heard Shin Jae-Hyo perform when she was little, but Shin Jae-Hyo turns her down because women are not allowed to perform pansori.
Chae-Sun then disguises herself as a man and enters the Dongrijungsa to learn pansori, but Shin Jae-Hyo doesn’t accept her as his student. One day, he hears Daewongun (Kim Nam-Gil), the most powerful man in Joseon and the father of the King, is going to hold a national competition of pansori performers known as “Naksungyeon.”
Shin Jae-Hyo decides to teach Chae-Sun who has a true voice to perform “Chunhyangga.” If anyone finds out that Chae-Sun is a woman, Shin Jae-Hyo and Chae-Sun will both face death.