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A Brand New Life (2009)
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Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sae-ron Kim ...
Jinhee
Do Yeon Park ...
Sookhee
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Ye-shin
Myeong-shin Park ...
Bomo
Man-seok Oh ...
Director Koo
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Jinhee's father
Seong-kun Mun ...
Doctor
Hyun-joo Baek ...
Sister Lim
Yejin Jeong ...
Sister Park
Hackjin Mun ...
Seongsoo
Yoo-nah Kim ...
Mrs. Choi
Hanbyoul Lee ...
Miseong
Robert Youngs ...
Sookhee's adoptive father
Lara Tosh ...
Sookhee's adoptive mother
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The American pupeteer (as Richard Wilson)
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Young Jinhee is taken by her father to an orphanage near Seoul. He leaves her there never to return, and she struggles to come to grips with her fate. Jinhee desperately believes her father will come back for her and take her on a trip. The film is based on the experiences of the director, an ethnic Korean who was adopted by a French couple in the 1970s. Written by peter07

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Son Rae Kim put on a great performance for a child actress
11 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read some of the reviews for this film and I agree, this is a pretty depressing and yet engaging movie but the audience will be left wanting more when the credits starts rolling and not because the movie is mind blowing or anything. And Son Rae Kim was just perfect for this role, she is a very good actress for her age and is looking forward for her to make it in the movie business. The other children in the movie did a fine job as well. But I am just curious why a big time actor such as Kyung-gu Sol played a very small part as Jinhee's father, when anyone else could have done the role since it doesn't even show his face. This is the first movie I saw about children in the Korean orphanage, and was well worth the time. It was sad watching the children in the movie struggling and doing there best to get adopted and to know the problem of many children ending up in the orphanages still goes on today.

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