The Hymn of Death

사의 찬미 / Praise of Death The Hymn of Death
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The Hymn of Death is a remake of the award-winning 1991 film “Death Song” which based on the true story of Kim Woo Jin and Yoon Shim Duk.

It’s tells the tragic love story of Kim Woo Jin (Lee Jong Suk), a married stage drama writer, and Yoon Shim Duk (Shin Hye Sun), Korea’s first professional soprano, who meet while studying at Tokyo University in the 1920s. Yun Shim Duk’s recording of “Death Song” became the first Korean pop song in 1926.

  • TV Movie: The Hymn of Death (English title) / Praise of Death (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Saui Chanmi
  • Hangul: 사의 찬미
  • Director: Park Soo-Jin
  • Writer: Jo Soo-Jin
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 6
  • Release Date: November 27 – December 4, 2018
  • Official Website


Based on the true story of Kim Woo-Jin and Yun Sim-Deok.

Kim Woo-Jin is a stage drama writer while Korea is under Japanese occupation. He is already married, but he falls in love with Yun Sim-Deok. Yun Sim-Deok is the first Korean soprano. She records the song “Praise of Death” which becomes the first Korean pop song in 1926. Kim Woo-Jin and Yun Sim-Deok’s fate ends tragically.


  1. The Hymn of Death Torrent Files takes over the SBS Monday & Tuesday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Where Stars Land” and will be replaced by “My Strange Hero” on December 10, 2018.

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