Ahn In-sook (1952): Full Profile, Filmography, Marriage, and Family

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Find Out More About South Korean Actress Ahn In-sook

In this article, we are going to take a look at the South Korean veteran actress Ahn In-sook’s full profile, appearances in dramas, movies, and her marriage and family. Other than that, Ahn In-sook is well known for several successful roles played in movies like Heavenly Homecoming to Stars (1974), Bun-rye’s Story (1971), Wang-geon the Great (1970), Flame in the Valley (1967), and many others.

Without any further ado, let’s scroll down below to learn more about Ahn In-sook’s profile!

Full Profile of Ahn In-sook

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Real Name: Ahn In-sook (hangul: 안인숙)

Place and Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, October 8th, 1952

Education:

  • Soongui Girls’ High School (Graduated)
  • Chung-Ang University Department of Theater and Film (Graduated)

Family Members:

  • Park Young-il (husband)
  • 2 sons
  • 1 daughter

Ahn In-sook’s Career Journey as a Veteran Actress

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Ahn In-sook was a child actress and made her debut in 1962 as a member of the Korean Broadcasting System’s children’s choir and debuted in the movie titled The Couple Testimony in 1963. In 1969, Ahn In-sook appeared in Femme Fatale, Jang Hee-bin, and took on the leading role in the movie.

In 1974, she played the role of hostess Kyung-ah in the movie Heavenly Homecoming to Stars, used by men in the hometown of the movie stars, and received public attention. At that time, Heavenly Homecoming to Stars broke the record once again by mobilizing 460,000 audiences. More importantly, however, Heavenly Homecoming to Stars was the beginning of the popular hostess in the 1970s, and after that, films about the life of the hostess became the mainstream of the film industry.

Ahn In-sook’s Movie List

Ahn In-sook In The Stars Heavenly Home

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The Stars Heavenly Home or also known as Heavenly Homecoming to Stars (Hangul: 별들의 고향) was directed by Lee Jang-ho and released in 1974. The intense bed scenes and the lines spoken by Kyung-ah (played by Ahn In-sook) in the movie stimulate and excite the hidden sensibility.

The Stars Heavenly Home reminds the audience with lines of, “Kyung-ah, you’ve been lying down in a long time,” by actor Shin Seong-il and “Mister, it’s cold, hug me,” by actress Ahn In-sook and the soundtrack itself titled “I’ll Give You All” quietly resonates.

The Stars Heavenly Home is a movie that depicts Kyung-ah’s strange life as she moves back and forth between the present and the past. A strange man accidentally finds Kyung-ah at a bar. He draws a portrait of her and succeeds in gaining favor. While the two have their first meeting and have a conversation with each other, the screen turns back to the days when Kyung-ah worked as an office worker.

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Kyung-ah was abandoned by numerous men. There was a man she once loved passionately. No, Kyung-ah did not love the many men she met for a moment. Kyung-ah met her first love, named Young-seok. He even promised to marry her, but he eventually asked her to do an abortion and broke up. Young-seok later married another woman. Kyung-ah, surrounded by a sense of betrayal, had no choice but to cry while watching it from a distance.

Afterward, Kyung-ah, who finally married Man Joon (played by Yoon Il-bong), a middle-aged gentleman she met while working as a hostess, dreams of a happy life once again. Man Joon had not forgotten his ex-wife, who died, but Kyung-ah decides that she will love Man Joon until the end. Since then, Kyung-ah thought she had a child of Man Joon. She was frustrated after being diagnosed with an imaginary pregnancy. Man Joon is angered at the fact that Kyung-ah has had abortion surgery in the past and that’s how Kyung-ah’s second love ends.

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Then, Kyung-ah met Dong-hyuk (played by Baek Il-seop) while living as a hostess again. He was a very violent man. Kyung-ah who could not endure tries to run away from him, but he always holds her back every time. Eventually, Kyung-ah successfully escapes and returns to Moon-ho again.

Kyung-ah loved him the most and the person who she couldn’t forget was Moon-ho. Moon-ho was also a man who truly loved Kyung-ah. Moon-ho always treated her warmly and she relied heavily on such Moon-ho. The two lived together and developed feelings for each other, but soon Dong-hyuk appeared and took Kyung-ah back and left for a while. Dong-hyuk yields Kyung-ah to Moon-ho, but in the end, Moon-ho also leaves Kyung-ah.

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As it represents Kyung-ah’s harsh life, numerous bed scenes appear in The Stars Heavenly Home. The scene of a date on the Han River with Man Joon, her first boyfriend. A french kiss appeared in the scene, but only Kyung-ah’s legs are glimpsed. Afterward, Kyung-ah was forced to have sex with Man Joon to go to the inn. Even there, only the shoulders are slightly exposed. Immediately after her relationship with Man Joon, Kyung-ah shed tears in her sad heart.

The highest exposure scene in this film is the scene in which Kyung-ah takes nude photos. Kyung-ah takes a nude picture at the force of Dong-hyuk. In this scene, actress Ahn In-sook exposes the entire back and the scene moves faster. On the screen, Kyung-ah’s body appears in black and white with a smooth curve. Even in this unconventional scene, there is no exposure of a specific part of her body.

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Later on, Kyung-ah becomes an alcoholic and goes to bed and drinks again with an unknown man she met at a bar.

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As if she had given up everything now, she stumbled through the winter breeze that was crushed by her drunken eyes. There is also a scene where she takes out the sleeping pills hidden in her pocket, swallows one tablet, and then a handful without water. She walked a few steps and fell in the snow, and she said, “I can’t fall asleep in a place like this. I should get up,” but finally loses her mind.

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Ahn In-sook’s character in this movie is bright and clear. In The Stars Heavenly Home, she performed a successful performance in line with her image from start to finish. No matter how mocking the scenes are given, she gave the audience a fresh image to experience a new world of acting.

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It has been a long acting life since her debut as a child actress, but The Stars Heavenly Home must have been a very special piece of work for Ahn In-sook. The most popular newspaper novel in media history, the role of the female protagonist as Kyung-ah, who gained through the numerous competitions, a full-fledged adult role which was absurdly and very happily accepted by the audience and her first nude appearance in a movie.

Ahn In-sook In Bun-rye’s Story

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Bun-rye (played by Ahn In-sook-as the young Bun-rye) is the story of the eldest daughter from a poor family who is raped by a married man named Yong-pal one day when she is a teenager. However, Bun-rye, who had lived with despair and weird excitement, enters into the aftermath of Young-cheol, but Young-cheol ignores Bun-rye and only gambles.

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Meanwhile, on the other hand, there’s Jo-shi who yearns for Bun-rye and always snoops around her, who feels sorry for her husband and devotes herself to work. Young-cheol, who jumps back into gambling, assaults her for money and drives her out of resentment for losing the money. At this time, Jo-shi appeared and killed Young-cheol and Bun-rye was mad. Bun-rye, who is completely crazy, says she is going to find the killer and leaves.

Bun-rye’s Story (Hangul: 분례기) is a film by master director Yoo Hyeon-mok that was released on May 6th, 1971, mobilizing 96,281 audiences and won the 10th Daejong Award in the category for Director Award, and Best Actress for Yun Jeong-hee and other awards such as a Music Award and a Recording Award.

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Bun-rye’s Story has another title, namely Dungrye because it was thrown on the dung, even the fate was vulgar and stupid like dung (trans: crap). This film deserves attention for its social background and indigenous innerness.

Bun-rye (played by Yoon Jeong-hee), the daughter of Seokseo-bang (played by Choi Nam-hyun) in a village in Chungcheong-do, married Young-cheol (played by Lee Soon-jae), a gambling leader who lives in the town, while her virginity was stolen by Yong-pal (played by Heo Jang-gang), who was known only as a late father. Bun-rye, who tries to live recklessly, is dismissed from her husband, who has only gone crazy for gambling until the end, and is expelled.

Ahn In-sook In Wang-geon the Great

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Wang-geon the Great (Hangul: 태조 왕건: 후삼국 난세 천하) is a movie that was directed by Choi In-hyeon which was released in 1970. This movie tells the story of General Wang-geon who led the Goryeo Dynasty and quotes the historical stories of the last prince in South Korea.

Ahn In-sook In Flame in the Valley

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Flame in the Valley (Hangul: 산불) is a movie that was directed by Kim Soo-yong and released in 1967. The movie Flame in the Valley tells a story about a mountain village in the Sobaek Mountains after the Korean War named Jirisan. A husband went out to war and died, and the widow remained lonely and lived by farming. Gyu-bok, who was an elementary school teacher, plays an active part as a public secretary in Jirisan, leaving the ranks and hiding in this widow’s village. He was found by a widow named Jeomye, who is living a difficult life with the care of her mother-in-law, her father-in-law with dementia, and her sister-in-law with an incomplete mind, and threatens to hide.

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One day, Jeomye hid in a bamboo field behind the village without reporting. Then, they changed into new clothes, and secretly deliver food in the morning and evening. In the meantime, the two of them develop affection for each other and begin an affair with each other. Sawol, who lives in the neighborhood, learns about the relationship between the two.

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Sawol also has a relationship with Gyu-bok as she visits the large field. The strange love triangle including Sawol still continues the relationship that becomes more of a physical obsession than love. Meanwhile, Sawol gets pregnant with Gyu-bok’s child. Soon, rumors spread throughout the neighborhood, and the village falls into a state of confusion as if it was a beehive.

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Eventually, the ROK military and police began to clean up public secrets, and the bamboo fields began to burn. Gyu-bok, who ran out of the bamboo field to escape the flames, fell miserably by a bullet shot by the Gongbi Subjugation Team. Sawol commits suicide, and Jeomye sheds tears over the dead body of Gyu-bok.

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This film depicts the love and conflict of two widows against the backdrop of war, and was praised for expressing the tragedy of war more symbolically than fierce battles. Cha Beom-seok, the author of Flame in the Valley, is said to have written this novel based on an actual story that took place in a village near Wolchulsan, his hometown. At the entrance of Ssangtae-ri, Yongmyeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do, where the film was shot, there is a filming monument built by the Korean Film Archive. Meanwhile, the movie Flame in the Valley was remade two times afterward. In 1977, director Kim Soo-yong made a remake starring Shin Seong-il, Jeon Gye-hyun, and Seonwoo Yong-nyeo.