A Crimson Mark

On a rainy night during the Joseon Dynasty, a high-ranking official casually recites a poem full of loneliness. The source of this covert loneliness is a fellow lower-ranking official, Hong Hyun.

Politically, they often quarrel, taking opposing positions, but personally they long for each other. A daring and poetic account of a forbidden gay relationship in the Joseon Dynasty. (Source: BiFan Site)

Production Information

  • Known As
    • A Crimson Mark
    • Sunheun
    • 순흔
  • Country
    • South Korea
  • Category
    • Short Story
  • Duration
    • 13 min.
  • Rating
    • 18+
  • Director
    • Park Hyun Jin
  • Original Release Date
    • 27 November 2004
  • Main Characters
    • Lee Dong Kyu Hong Hyun
  • Supporting Characters
    • Kim Dong Wook King Hyun Jong
    • Oh Dae Hwan [Minister]

The Show

The Movie


Tags: Historical, Romance, Drama, Short Film, Joseon Dynasty, Gay Romance, Gay Male Lead, LGBTQ+, Older Man/Younger Man, Historical Fiction