Painted Fire (also know as Chihwaseon) full movie is released on May 10, 2002. Watch Painted Fire online - the Korean Biography movie from South Korea , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $6,988,181. Painted Fire is directed by Im Kwon-taek and created by Yong-ok Kim with Choi Min-sik and Sung-Ki Ahn.

The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born poor, has genius; a merchant, Kim, becomes his patron, finding him a teacher. Jang must convince others that a commoner can have talent, then move beyond his ability to copy old masters and find his own style. He's bedeviled by a temper and alcohol, arguments with patrons as he seeks commissions, and relationships with kisaeng, particularly Mae-hyang, that start and stop. It's the life of a restless spirit producing great art.

As know as:

Chihwaseon, Pinceladas de Fogo, Owon Jang seung-eop Chihwaseon, Drunk on Women and Poetry, Ivre de femmes et de peinture


South Korea


Korean, Japanese

Production Companies:

CJ Entertainment, Taehung Pictures

Gross worldwide:



The Life of Painter Jang Seung-up

Cast & Crew

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