Release dateDecember 13, 1962 (1962-12-13) Initial releaseDecember 13, 1962 (South Korea) ScreenplayKim Gang-Yun, Sun-won Hwang CastChoi Eun-hee, Shin Young-kyun, Han Eun-Jin, Dong-won Kim Related Shin Sang-ok moviesShin Sang-ok directed The Memorial Gate for Virtuous Women and Prince Yeonsan, Shin Sang-ok directed The Memorial Gate for Virtuous Women and My Mother and Her Guest, Shin Sang-ok directed The Memorial Gate for Virtuous Women and Seong Chun-hyang
The Memorial Gate for Virtuous Women, also known as Bound by Chastity Rules, (열녀문 – Yeolnyeomun) is a 1962 South Korean film directed by Shin Sang-ok. It was chosen as Best Film at the Grand Bell Awards. It was also entered into the 13th Berlin International Film Festival.
A melodrama based on a novel. A widow in an aristocratic family has an affair with a servant and bears him a son. The widow's in-laws drive the servant and his son away. As a man, the widow's son comes to visit her, but, bound by the custom that she must remain celibate after her husband's death, she cannot acknowledge him.