Blood Relation (film)

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Blood Relation
Blood Relation (film).jpg
Theatrical poster for Blood Relation (1963)
Revised Romanization Hyeolmaek
McCune–Reischauer Hyŏlmaek
Directed by Kim Soo-yong
Produced by Baek Won
Written by Kim Yeong-su
Starring Kim Seung-ho
Music by Jeong Yun-ju
Cinematography Jeon Jo-Myeong
Edited by Yu Jae-won
Distributed by Hanyang Films
Release date
  • October 3, 1963 (1963-10-03)
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Blood Relation (혈맥 - Hyeolmaek) a.k.a. Kinship is a 1963 South Korean film directed by Kim Soo-yong. It was chosen as Best Film at the Grand Bell Awards and the Blue Dragon Film Awards.[1][2]


An anti-communist film based on a play by Kim Su-yeong from 1948. The film depicts conflict between the generations in a village. The elders want their children to follow the old ways, but the children pursue a newer way of life and end up supporting their parents.



  1. ^ Lee Young-il (1988). The History of Korean Cinema. Translated by Richard Lynn Greever. Seoul: Motion Picture Promotion Corporation. pp. 275–278. ISBN 89-88095-12-X.
  2. ^ "Grand Bell Awards, South Korea". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-04-26.


  • "HYEOLMAEK". The Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  • 혈맥 (in Korean). Retrieved 2009-04-28.

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