ODE TO MY FATHER

GUKJE SHIJANG

By Jk YOUN

CJ ENTERTAINMENT / CJ E&M CORPORATION - as SALES All rights, World / FIN

Drama - Completed 2014

During the Korean War, 12-year-old Deok-su is separated from his father while migrating to Busan. 63 years go by with the oath to take care of the family deeply engraved in his heart.

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& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2015
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Epic
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 126 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jk YOUN
    • Writer(s)
    • Soo-Jin PARK
    • Synopsis
    • Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Deok-su, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling in Busan, Deok-su devotes himself to his remaining family, working all manner of odd jobs to support them in place of his father. His dedication leads him first to the deadly coal mines of Germany, where he meets his first love, Young-ja, and then to war-torn Vietnam in this generational epic about one man’s personal sacrifices.
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