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  • Korean movie of the week "A Brand New Life"

    2015/01/22, Source
    Korean movie of the week "A Brand New Life" (2009) Directed by Ounie Lecomte With Kim Sae-ron, Park Do-yeon, Go Ah-sung, Park Myung-shin, Oh Man-seok-I, Sol Kyung-gu,... "A Brand New Life" is a co-production between South Korea and France. Synopsis 1975. Jinhee is 9. Her father entrusts her to a convent of Catholic nuns that houses an orphanage for girls in the hope that she will be adopted. She cannot believe that this father whom she loves so much has abandoned her. She attempts to run away. In vain, she finally ac- cepts her fate, forced to hope and wait for her possible adoption,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "A Brand New Life"

    2014/05/10
    Jin-hee (played by Kim Sae-ron) is a sad, angry child. She doesn't look like one for the first several minutes of the movie- Jin-hee's genuinely having a lot of fun on a day out with her dad, whose face is oddly obscured. But there's a rather ominous foreboding in the languid way this man interacts with his daughter. That and the absence of sound, which gives the impression of a dead world. Or at least, one that's soon to be dead. "A Brand New Life" is a very judgmental film, but surprisingly, it doesn't come off as overbearing or cruel, even though writer / director Ounie Lecomte is herself a Korean adoptee who was adopted at a late age,...More

 

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