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[Short Drama 2018] Hymn of Death // Death Song, 사의 찬미

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I love this one .... 'Hymn of Death' Season 2.  Hope this time there will be more than 3 episodes.  

 

Plot summary.

While she was in coma for 13 years from accident and while he was sleeping, Jae-Chan and Seo-Ri both remembered their past lives as Woo-Jin and Sim-Deok.  In this present life, they found each other again.

 

(big thank for creator/owner)

 

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I just finished the drama and I'm a bit sad because I wanted something more intense and the ost didn't really worked on me. I loved the poems though and the last dance between our leads.

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On 12/6/2018 at 5:29 AM, rolisrntex said:

Have to agree with everyone and LJS. While the production and acting was good, I was left wanting more of the story of these two tragic people. You have a sense of what they were going through but wasn’t really allowed to feel their pain. I wanted to feel the pain in their hearts.

 

Don't you fell a pain in his heart by watching this scene? 

 

"Father, scribbling a few words on this piece of paper helps me breathe a little. But you are telling me to quit it so I must ask, do you want me to live or die?"

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Lee Jong Suk - Kim Woo Jin
'He Hymn Of Death"
Edited: @ibru
Via: https://twitter.com/Shes_stargazer/status/1070655828460490752

 

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KIM U-JIN - THE PRECURSOR OF THE KOREAN EXPRESSIONISM 

 

Abstracts
EN
Kim U-jin (1897-1926), the first professional literary critic in the history of Korean literature, as well as the poet, essayist and dramatist has not been highly valued in the Korean theatre and literary circles for a very long time.
His literary achievements were not revealed until the late of 1970s and published in 1983. Korean historians of literature and researchers of the modern Korean theatre immediately noticed and paid special attention to Kim U-jin's original artistic view and varied interests, his extensive knowledge of Western literature and remarkable insight into Western philosophy, as well as the novel literary technique, vivid and distinct especially in his dramatic output that maybe modest in quantity but very unique in comparison with the works of other Korean writers of the 1920s.
The artistic view of Kim U-jin formed under the influence of Schopenhauer's metaphysical irrationalism, Nietzsche's relativist theory of value and Bergson's intuitive philosophy of life.
Kim U-jin did not limit himself to the literary convention of realism that was gaining some popularity in Korean intellectual circles but very soon became interested in the avant-garde current of German expressionism recognizing its new, limitless options of theatrical and artistic expression.
Dealing with social issues, Kim U-jin as the first playwright in the history of Korean literature broke with the conventional style and romantic mode. Instead he included in the content of his plays own reflections and extended them by contemplating the main character's psyche. He also enriched his works with many autobiographical motifs, often presented in an extremely subjective manner.
 

 

Depressing lyrics during the Japanese colonial era

The “Suicide of Lovers” incident, in which Yoon Shim-deok and Kim Woo-jin jumped into the Korea Straits in 1926, was the very first case.

 

Nito Record Company released “Praise for Death” two weeks after Yoon Shim-deok died, and advertised her as “Joseon’s only soprano singer who sang ‘Praise for Death’ as her last song and threw herself into the big blue sea.” Nito’s “marketing with the deceased” was a great success.

But the gloomy sentiment and depressing lyrics of “Praise for Death” stimulated the nihilism of the young people, which was everywhere in Korea after the 3.1 Movement failed. “Praise for Death” was a big hit, but the Japanese empire must have been rather afraid. If such sentiment can turn into resentment and turn its directions toward anger on the Japanese empire, it could have become an unstoppable wave of anger.

“Praise for Death” embraced and comforted the sorrow of young people of Joseon, who were lost and discouraged, with its lyric saying “In this world of tears, will my death end it? All of you looking for happiness, finding you is a sad thing.” 

 

Full Article: http://english.donga.com/3/all/26/1220501/1

Via: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq7xRmdlgTy/

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My feeling of "Death Hymn" 

It is true that it is difficult to portray in three hours the intense and sad story of two real people.
But in this mini-drama, we talk about such serious issues as: some cultural customs (parents who decide the life and future of their children), political oppression, adultery and suicide. But I think they have done it with great delicacy, sensitivity and great respect. They showed us their pain, their anguish and frustrations, but in a realistic and balanced way.

In short: for me, "Hymn of death" used the correct dose of anguish.

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awww these images together with that beautiful music is simply magnificent! :wub::wub:
@immorethant thanks for sharing!

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@ibru I think those scenes you picked showed (to me at least) Kim Woo-jin's frustrations. They are just few and fat between. Insufficient to get the audience to really become invested in the characters beyond just "spectatorship". Like @loversbridge, I was also hoping for something more intense, more intimate between the 2 leads that would lead to the anguish you would expect from the mere idea of separation. Kim Woo-jin seemed just too calm when he was dealing with his father's business, right down to his first refusal to tell Yoon Sim-deok not to leave after she asked. And that's the thing -- she should have pleaded, but all she did was ask.  

 

I know depression does not necessarily look dramatic, and in fact, it often doesn't. LJS really did very well in showing that perpetual sadness in his eyes which is really easy to miss (and hence very often, depression that leads to suicide goes very sadly undetected through daily interactions, even by professionals). So all that emptiness felt by him was very clearly brought across by his acting (which none of us doubt). I just didn't feel enough of the desperation of their love for each other because those scenes were so few. Too few. Even the love letters shared between them which we catch only a small glimpse of - literally, because we just see the letters rather than hear (enough of) them - didn't do enough to highlight how much deeply in love they were. On the surface of what was presented to us, it did not (for me) appear reason enough for them to take their lives. And that very last scene, again I wondered why it was that Kim Woo-jin was the one leading her to their death with her following like a sheep to the slaughterhouse than of both of them resolutely wanting this together. If anything, I would have expected her to be the one to lead him because she appeared to have the stronger character between the 2. 

 

Anyone else wants to chime in on this?

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This whole dance scene with Jong Suk's voice at the background with all the moments they've spend together... I was crying by watching it for the 1st time without translation and crying again by watching it for the 10th time with translation.. 

 

"Your unforgettable name, deep in my heart... 

Your name is engraved and I long for you.

You set fire to my heart.

In my heart you ignited the inextinguishable flame of love.

Before your name can be forgotten, I long for you again.

Oh, even at the moment of death, I shall call out your name.

Even as I'm living, my heart longs for you.

Until the moment of death, I will long for you.

You set fire to my heart.
In my heart you ignited the inextinguishable flame of love... Shim Deok ..."

 

 

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Blu-ray / DVD promotion of the company's director's edition

There are a few more scenes in Netflix that have not been shown in the room. Deleted scenes that did not show up in Netflix. Do not you want to see more? Feel the sensuality and loneliness in the "He Hymn Of Death"  B / D as well.
Blu-ray / DVD is produced depending on the quantity of the film.
Directed Blu-ray / DVD Temporary Demand Registration
There is no cost for provisional demand.
Application method -> http://cafe.daum.net/HehymnofdeathBD

 

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Via: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLZUTFIHGZU

 

The back ground poem in the final dance scene of "He Hymn Of Death" is a poem "Nostalgic name" (Ca-ro Nome) written by Kim Woo-jin for his play "Shipwreck"

 

[Scrap] Kim Woo-jin / Shipwreck (Play)

 

Ca-ro Nome
잊지 못할 네 이름
내 가슴 속 깊이 들어온
네 이름 그리워라
내 가슴에 불지르고
마음에 끄지 못할
사랑의 불꽃을 준 
잊혀질 새 없이
이내 맘 그리워라
아!죽을 때에도
네 이름 부르련다
살아 있을 동안도
이 내 맘 그리워라
네 이름만 부르련다
죽어가는 그 때에도
살아 있을 동안도
이 내 맘 그리워라
아 아 그리워 
네 이름만 부르련다
네 이름만 부르련다
죽을 그 시간에도
죽을 그 시간에도 
오 네 이름만 부르련다
부르련다
죽을 그 시간까지도
Ca-ro Nome 
Ca-ro Nome
네 이름 그리워라
내 가슴에 불지르고
마음에 끄지 못할
사랑의 불꽃을 준 
Ca-ro Nome 
Ca-ro Nome /그리운 그 이름/

 

 

Credit: http://m.blog.daum.net/_blog/_m/articleView.do?blogid=0Oq5n&articleno=208

 

 

Another article: http://m.blog.daum.net/rheesang100/207?np_nil_b=1

The Value of Humanity and Familialism in Expressionist Consciousness 
- Focused on Kim Woojin's "Shipwreck" - 

Perhaps it is a struggle to find human value, and it is also the result of the absence of love for the family. 

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Swaying blooming flowers 

When you are alive and crying because of love, you are 
willing to think of this story to be comforted. 
There is still love in that difficult time, 
we must never give up love. 
The old love of someone in the distant times is 
willing to illuminate you and your love today, and 
from now on, to pursue the memory of the vague love. "Death
lauding" lingering finish 

Cr. Rang_5959 / loverddot[sad]

repost @asiaren

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hello~~

i come here after doing 3 hours marathon of He Hymn Of Death.

 

My End Thoughts:

 

Visually wise, its a beautifully shot drama. i love how simple yet very reminiscing of that time, they made. 

 

Shin Hye Sun performance as Yun Shim Deok, marvelous. this is the third i see her acting after school 2013 and Secret Forest. Her lip sync can better but its just minor issue. her looks after she part away from woo jin really capture how tired she is from all of this. tired for making small penny, tired from constant worrying on how to make sure your family need can be fulfill some way and tired of letting go Woo Jin. she tried so hard to stay away as she know his circumstances.

 

Woo Jin family is terrible that's for sure. i cant even feel sorry to the wife, tbh. she looks more like woo jin's dad wife more than woo jin herself.  its not her fault that she''s marrying a man who cant love her back. but, she can at least be supportive of her husband fond of writing literature. ( blast me. people. im a bit heartless on this, right. sorry :unsure:)

 

but from shim deok side,  aside from her mom, who i know at wit's end with their poverty, her family are quite supportive of her. i'm glad that the siblings asked her not to stoop that low just to gain some penny  by becoming Japanese military  singer. we know damn well what would happen if she perform.  like she said, her soul will die. 

 

The poems and woo jin's word from journal was fantastic touch. it give goosebumps and at his last entry of 1926 before his death. about dying to live. it show how much the real woo jin's suffer that he rather chose death to at least feel alive. and to know that he wrote that not just for himself but for shim deok suffering too ....:(

 

HOWEVER , the story/ or lack what are  our own LJS has said that it lacks narrative especially the very 1st ep.  i want more. i want to understand woo jin frustration of trying to show how he's trying to fight for Joseon independence despite his father opposition. show how  him got severely beaten for his work, and not just the afterthought after the torture happen. i cant feel the pain. i cant feel the helplessness. show me show!! 

 

 

Lee Jong Suk:unsure: i love you darling more than anything. i love your  previous drama and your character to the moon. but here, i really cant feel your frustration on how you have to give up writing or  giving up on shim deok. i dont know if you're given less substance to work on but  i can only sense you frustration when you blow up on your dad  for not giving you breathing space. i want to see your pining for shim deok so badly and your regret for loving her after you have lifetime commitment with someone else.  i wish the writer wrote something stronger for you because your portrayal of kim woo jin is a bit weak to me. sorry darling :unsure:

 

All in all. its not that 3 eps special isnt good. but i do wish for more.  that lingering feeling that its not enough,  its a bit frustrating.  its like someone said here,  we weren't really allowed to see their pain. especially woo jin's. i wish the quote they wrote for woo jin and shim deok about their love to each other, how just holding hand is enough, or kept saying sorry for not be able to give more than holding hand before the drama aired was portrayed in the drama. that quote itself felt more emotional than the drama itself.

 

i envy those who can cry at their lines, their sadness. i wish i can feel the same. 

 

enjoy watching everyone~~~

 

 

 

 

 

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I thought the cinematography was excellent, and the script writing was, too. I liked most of the music, but the song in the last episode (Falling in Love) was a bit jarring to me with the English.

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(Er, actually, it made me think of that song You Are My Destiny that played over and over in You from the Star, which was somewhat modern and distracting...)

I really liked the song from the first episode that was repeated a lot, though. And also using the actual Hymn of Death as a lot of background music. I thought all of the actors did a fine job, but I was especially impressed with Jongsuk. I thought he did a great job showing the pain and quiet despair of a man who could not even own his own life. The scene where he confronted his father--yeah. 

 

On 12/7/2018 at 8:27 PM, gilaswan said:

And that very last scene, again I wondered why it was that Kim Woo-jin was the one leading her to their death with her following like a sheep to the slaughterhouse than of both of them resolutely wanting this together. If anything, I would have expected her to be the one to lead him because she appeared to have the stronger character between the 2. 

 

Actually, she is the one who first suggested it. (Around 18 minutes to the end of the last episode.) I guess the Japanese writer he was reading when they first met killed himself, and she said that she could understand, and wanted to end things herself, only then she would miss WJ too much. And he said well, not so much, because basically he wanted to do the same thing. So I think it was her leading him into it (although admittedly it didn't take much; the depression was bleeding from his eyes more and more in every scene.) 

 

Some mentioned they wanted a more passionate love thread here, but I think there were two considerations: one is that this is a show about adultery and suicide, but it's being aired on SBS? Um...gotta go easy on those themes on public tv... But I think the other thing is that their plotline was only one part of a larger story, ie that here was a man living under incredible oppression. Like one Naver article I read said: "Woo Jin loves literature, his country, and Sim Deok. And he can't have any of them." I mean, his father was trying to even control the thoughts inside his mind. There's a very large theme of personal free agency versus fate (or the fate inflicted by a controlling parent, anyway). JS does well with this kind of theme, it was pretty major in W as well. He's good at showing the conflict of someone who desperately wants to choose his own path, yet has enough righteous sense in him to realize that he has certain responsibilities, too. 

 

Man, what a despair-filled ending, though... 

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@frozentundraAgreed on the point that as a show aired on SBS, they would not want to make it seem as if they were glorifying suicide or adultery. And indeed, these are themes that are difficult to deal with on public TV without making it seem like you condone or even remotely appear to empathise with. Such as with the Netflix show "13 Reasons". Many people were uncomfortable with how the series seemed to legitimise suicide as a form of revenge on those around the deceased. 

 

Nevertheless, passion between the 2 leads need not be dramatised through lewd sex-scenes. I think people who commented that the story seemed too thin were hoping to see more of the anguish between the 2. And that didn't come off very well. Even to say he lived a choiceless life in a difficult time period - that difficulty was also not portrayed enough. The tension between the Japanese and Joseon people were not sufficiently told. Instead, it looked like Woojin very flippantly gave up on a life of privilege that he did not appreciate, given the circumstances. 

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44 minutes ago, gilaswan said:

Instead, it looked like Woojin very flippantly gave up on a life of privilege that he did not appreciate, given the circumstances. 

 

I do not think Woo Jin was frivolous (I think a cold person would not have achieved such a sad result). On the contrary, he was a person accustomed to suppressing his feelings. (You see him doing that when he stops to kiss SD, or when he submits to his father's demands every time). He learned to suppress himself since he was a child, from the death of his mother and having to accept his father's new wife. (And was not that why he loved to write? It's the way he could release and vent his feelings) To this is added a controlling parent who wanted to dominate his life. It was as if the father wanted to perpetuate his life through his son. He forced him to marry someone he did not love, to study what he wanted and to work for his business. Woo Jin did not have a life of his own.
Another point: Woo Jin was a person who had high values such as honesty, sincerity and loyalty. (values that came into conflict when he fell in love with Sim Deok)
THAT IS THE INTERNAL STRUGGLE THAT JONGSUK REPRESENTS VERY WELL.
And is not that conflict of values what leads him to make that tragic decision?
Both were intelligent people, but their moral struggles were a devastating burden for them.

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http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/11/lee-jong-seok-and-shin-hye-sun-to-star-in-sbs-drama-special-in-praise-of-death/

 

Lee Jong-seok and Shin Hye-sun to star in SBS drama special In Praise of Death

 

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It looks like Lee Jong-seok (While You Were Sleeping, W–Two Worlds) is planning to stay busy before he goes off to the army! Lee and Shin Hye-sun (Thirty But Seventeen, My Golden Life) have been confirmed as the leads for the drama special In Praise of Death.

The story will be a dramatization of the real life and tragic love story of Yoon Shim-deok (played by Shin Hye-sun) and her lover Kim Woo-jin (played by Lee Jong-seok). Yoon was Korea’s first soprano and her story is well-known in Korea, but the very little attention had been paid to Kim Woo-jin before now. The drama will examine both figures and their relationship as Kim was said to have been both friend and lover to Yoon.

The drama title was take from a song of Yoon’s by the same name. The song “In Praise of Death” was released in August, 1926 — the same month she committed suicide. Following her death, the song became a huge hit.

Originally slated to have just two episodes, a third episode was added to the production’s run. I will definitely be tuning in and I’ll make sure to have plenty of tissues handy. In Praise of Death will follow Fox Bride Star and air on November 27th

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2 hours ago, gilaswan said:

 

Nevertheless, passion between the 2 leads need not be dramatised through lewd sex-scenes. I think people who commented that the story seemed to thin were hoping to see more of the anguish between the 2. And that didn't come off very well. Even to say he lived a choiceless life in a difficult time period - that difficulty was also not portrayed enough. The tension between the Japanese and Joseon people were not sufficiently told. Instead, it looked like Woojin very flippantly gave up on a life of privilege that he did not appreciate, given the circumstances. 

THIS. we dont really have to see they are sleeping together or intense kissing. they are born and felt in loved during turbulence time. at least show MORE of their anguish for not able to show their pride, trying to fight for liberated Joseon in their own way.

 

i want this two, shin hye sun and Lee Jongsuk to be in another drama as a lead, so i want to see whether its the drama narrative problem that made their love in this quite bland or they really didnt have chemistry in the first place.  they are terrific actor and actress. but this is not the best they can do. 

 

 

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