The Fox with Nine Tails

The Fox with Nine Tails (Korean구미호; RRGumiho) is a 1994 South Korean film. It was the first feature film by the director Park Heon-su.[1] It was also the film debut of the leading actors Ko So-young and Jung Woo-sung, who later starred together in Beat (1997) and Love (1999).[2]

The Fox with Nine Tails
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Revised RomanizationGumiho
Directed byPark Heon-su
Produced byShin Chul
Yu Hyeok-ju
Ha Gwang-hwi
Written byPark Heon-su
StarringKo So-young
Jung Woo-sung
Music byLee Dong-jun
CinematographyKu Jung-mo
Edited byPark Soon-duk
Distributed byShinCine Communications
Release date
  • 23 July 1994 (1994-07-23)
Running time
107 minutes
CountrySouth Korea


Harah is a kumiho in the guise of a beautiful young woman, who desperately desires to become human. She falls in love with a charming taxi driver, Hyuk, and tries to use him to achieve her goal. But an agent from hell has been sent to track down and destroy her.



The Fox with Nine Tails was the first Korean film to use computer-generated imagery and it foreshadowed other changes in the Korean film industry by pioneering the fantasy genre and using chaebol funds from the Byuksan Group to cover the budget.[3] The opening scenes of the film depicting hell used approximately 200 extras, with the set costing in the region ₩100,000,000 (US$125,000).[1]


The Fox with Nine Tails was released on 24 July 1994.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "The fox with nine tails (Gumiho)". Korean Movie Database. 1994. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Ko So-young". Retrieved 28 December 2008.
    - "Jung Woo-sung". Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Advances in Visual Technology", Introduction to Korean Film pp. 369. Korean Film Council. Retrieved 28 December 2008. Archived 15 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine

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