By Soon-Rye YIM

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Drama - Completed 2009

Extreme burden for private education, the tendency of overheated early schooling, prejudices towards vegetarians, twilight divorce among many other clouded sides of Korean society are observed by director’s own peculiar point of view.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Soon-Rye YIM
    • Writer(s)
    • Soon-Rye YIM
    • Producer(s)
    • Kyu-Sun NAM (National Human Rights Commission of Korea), Dong-Myung YANG (Bori Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Seung-yun is an ordinary kid like other boys who has many dreams and likes to play outside. But, his over-solicitous mom, Hee-jung, forces Seung-yun to study too many things. From the early morning at school to the late night at after school classes and private lessons, Seung-yun’s life is agonizing. In addition, because of a sudden fever of intensified English program at school, Seung-yun’s pain is getting deeper. However, Hee-jung would not give up the initiative over every steps and moments of Seung-yun.
      Joo-hoon starts working at the welfare department of a district office. By the way, in consecutive obligated dinners and parties with colleagues, he is being isolated because he is a vegetarian abstaining from drinking alcohols and meats, so that his working life becomes a torturing. Joo-hoon makes efforts to get along with male colleagues who bully Joo-hoon, but it does not look that easy. .
      Joo-hoon’s senior, the head of the welfare department, Kwon Soo-young lives alone because his wife and children are abroad to study. Kwon dislikes coming back his empty home, so he constantly asks his colleagues out for drinking together, but colleagues often make excuses to avoid his suggestion. One day his family comes back to visit, but there are strange feelings among those family members. Kwon do not feel any family bonding, as they treat him as an unfamiliar relative, not a father and husband.
      Kwon and Song have been married for almost 50 years now. Song has been well patient of her authoritarian husband, Kwon, but recently an occurring incident makes her to decide getting divorced. The incident was, as soon as she finally got a driver’s license in spite of Kwon’s objection, he suddenly sold his car. In an anger of her, she eventually asks her husband to get divorced.