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I Can Speak (2017)

Ai kaen seupikeu (original title)
The film tells the story of an elderly woman (played by Na Moon Hee) who constantly files complaints with the local office about the wrongs that she sees around her each day. Along the way,... See full summary »

Director:

Hyun-seok Kim

Writer:

Seung-hee Yoo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Moon-hee Na ... Na Ok-boon
Je-hoon Lee ... Park Min-jae
Cheol-min Park
Hye-ran Yeom Hye-ran Yeom ... Woman from Jinju
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johannes Armentrout Johannes Armentrout ... Court photographer
Cynthia Bell Cynthia Bell ... Protester
Dena Bleu Dena Bleu ... Reporter
Darrick Claiborne Darrick Claiborne ... Congressman
Iris Crenshaw ... Congress Woman
Melissa Dudek Melissa Dudek ... Congresswoman
David Johns ... Congressman
Sang-hee Lee Sang-hee Lee
Jeff Moore ... Secret Service
Minchi Murakami ... Lobbyist
Van Payne Van Payne ... Press / Congressman (uncreditied)
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The film tells the story of an elderly woman (played by Na Moon Hee) who constantly files complaints with the local office about the wrongs that she sees around her each day. Along the way, she forms an unlikely friendship with a junior civil service officer (played by Lee Je Hoon) who begins to teach her English. Though the film is a comedy, the genre serves as a vehicle to discuss the deeper topic of Korean comfort women during World War II. Written by subratjain1

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South Korea

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Korean | English

Release Date:

21 September 2017 (South Korea) See more »

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A+ Movie, get the tissues ready... you will cry..
14 May 2018 | by mg23See all my reviews

What starts as a surface level comedy genre movie about a Grandmother, quickly develops and turns out in fact to be a deep and historical drama about WW2 war crimes.

The film does an excellent job of weaving together many strong themes about courage, determination, language barrier, and optimistically reminding us that its never to late in life to learn, and we should always fight for whats what, and speak up.

Its a very powerful movie, that will move even the coldest of hearts to tears. Stellar performances by both leads. A+ movie all around.


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