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Jibeuro (2002)

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Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his ... See full summary »

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Jeong-hyang Lee

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Jeong-hyang Lee
11 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Eul-boon Kim Eul-boon Kim ... Grandmother
Seung-ho Yoo ... Sang-woo (as Seung Ho Yoo)
Hyo-hee Dong Hyo-hee Dong ... Sang-woo's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyung-hyun Min Kyung-hyun Min ... Cheol-e
Eun-kyung Yim Eun-kyung Yim ... Hae Yeon
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Storyline

Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his old-fashioned grandmother and his new rural surroundings. Disrespectful and selfish, Sang-woo lashes out in anger, perceiving that he has been abandoned. He trades his grandmother's only treasure for a video game; he throws his food and he throws tantrums. When Sang-woo's mother finds work and finally returns for him, Sang-woo has become a different boy. Through his grandmother's boundless patience and devotion, he learns to embrace empathy, humility and the importance of family. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Discover the magical movie that has captured the heart of a nation.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminho para Casa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,877,000 (South Korea), 7 April 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,737, 17 November 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$444,931, 4 May 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of casting, Kim Eul-boon (Grandmother) had not only never acted before, but never even seen a film before. See more »

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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Simple but extraordinarily moving
26 March 2016 | by bigglasses93See all my reviews

From my personal perspective, this movie is such a hidden beauty inside the simplicity it has. It reminds me of my beloved grandmother who passed away some years ago and I somehow find myself in the character of the young boy. It does not need to be dramatic or wordy to touch your feelings, just the appearance of the grandmother can make you teared up. Her slow gesture, her toothless mouth or her calm face totally created a feeling of The way home for me. In addition, cinematography was on point with many beautiful scenes of the countryside and the acting was natural. I rated this movie 10 for the emotions and reminiscence it brings.


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