Pilnyeo (lit. A Needed Woman) is a South Korean melodrama film directed by Jeong So-yeong in 1970.


Twice widowed, Pilnyeo vows never to marry again and takes a job at a coal mine. One day she is raped by her supervisor, but later marries him. Pilnyeo continues to be abused by her new husband, but later risks her own life for him.

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    director Jeong So-yeong
    editor Lee Kyeong-ja
    genre drama
    keywords abuse coal mine widow
    musicBy Choi Chang-Kwon
    producer Kang Dae-jin
    publisher Samyeong Film
    theme korean melodrama