"Ode to My Father" has become one of the most successful films in the history of Korean cinema. The film attracted 12.82 million viewers as of Tuesday, becoming the most successful melodrama.
The film keeps breaking records as it drew the largest number of moviegoers in a day with 751,253 viewers on Jan. 1 and became the first film of the year to attract over 10 million spectators. It still remains at the top of the box office eighth weeks after its release in late December.
It remains to be seen whether the film will break the records set by "The Thieves" (12.98 million viewers) and "The Host" (13.02 million).
The touching story of modern Korean history involving a man's sacrifices for his family is receiving rave reviews from viewers of all generations.
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