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Blood and Ties (2013)

Gongbeom (original title)
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Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn because she becomes suspicious that her father might be a monstrous kidnapper.

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Dong-Suk Kuk

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Dong-Suk Kuk
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ye-jin Son ... Da-eun
Kap-su Kim ... Soon-man (as Kap-soo Kim)
Kyu-han Lee Kyu-han Lee ... Jae-kyung
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Storyline

Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She was a daughter who loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might be a monstrous kidnapper. Even though she wants to believe in his innocence, she finds herself searching for evidence to the contrary. What is her father's true identity? And how will she deal with the burden of discovery if her suspicions are confirmed at the end of her final pursuit of the truth? Written by CJ Entertainment

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Drama | Thriller

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South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 October 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood and Ties See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Opening Weekend:

$4,368,642 (South Korea), 25 October 2013, Wide Release
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1.85 : 1
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Actress Ye-jin SON and actor Kap-soo KIM have acted as a daughter-father pair 7 years ago in the TV show "Alone in Love." See more »

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A fine concept of thriller poorly executed.
14 July 2014 | by RamunaSee all my reviews

Although it might not be very original but the thriller concept of how blood relation might overcome conscience and common sense is still a fine concept, it's just in that matter, Gongbeom stands in a gray area. If it was to emphasize on drama, it lacks character digging and believable motive along the storyline. If it was to emphasize on thriller, it lacks suspense and shove up the climax too harshly and inconveniently that it felt so cheap by the end.

The story will left the viewer many questionable logic flaws here and there, which is inevitable in order to keep the story going. There were time I have to admit some tension was flowing and put hope that it better have a punchline which would turn the movie into a powerful thriller, but it never delivered. And aside from the two main characters of father and daughter, all the other supporting characters seem to hold little to no value and make a very non-essential existence. All in all point is taken, it's a fine movie only could and should be better executed.


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