Governmental control over the film industry reached its height in the mid- and late-1970s, nearly destroying the vibrant film culture that had been established in the preceding decade and a half.This time period can also be called as “the winter of prostitution in the sixty years of history of Korean film”. The time period was that terrible and restricting.
This was due to the fact that South Korean had a very authoritarian political system that was led by Park Chung-hee in. His program of Yushin Kaehyuk (Revitalizing Reforms) caused Korea Cinema to come into a depression period. Many consider this one of the lowest periods in the history of Korean cinema.
What made this period so bad was the oppression through censorship.