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Ad Lib Night (2006)

Aju teukbyeolhan sonnim (original title)
A young girl is asked by strangers to impersonate a prodigal daughter to fulfill a father's dying wish, and in doing so tests the fragility of family bonds.

Director:

Yoon-ki Lee

Writers:

Yoon-ki Lee (screenplay), Asuko Taira (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Il-hwa Choi
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi
Hyo-Joo Han ... The Girl (as Hyo-ju Han)
Jung-ki Kim Jung-ki Kim
Young-min Kim Young-min Kim ... Gi-yeong
Da-hyeon Kwon Da-hyeon Kwon
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A young girl is asked by strangers to impersonate a prodigal daughter to fulfill a father's dying wish, and in doing so tests the fragility of family bonds.

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Ad Lib Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,492
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Production Co:

KBS Sky See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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A strange witnesses a mourning home
4 March 2012 | by jose_moscardoSee all my reviews

This is a story about a young girl who accepts a strange proposal from two unknown guys: to travel from Seoul to a small rural town for dealing with the imminent decease of a man who could be her father. Although she is not his daughter, she looks pretty close like her and the guys don't have more time to find the real one. What it follows is the resume of some hours (less than one day) in the life of a family waiting for the death of one of the members. A mourning home from the point of view of a stranger (the girl) that it's also our point of view. In that kind of brief but forced and stressful coexistence, people feel sad but hungry, drink over the top and talk over the top. People get nervous and complain, some human miseries are shown but family bonds remain after all. Somebody is dying, his relatives are cooking grilled meat and discussing about soups. Is that bad, or is it simplely human? And now we have the girl. Who is she? Why did she accept that kind of weird proposal? The last minutes give us the answer, so austere as melancholic, like Seoul in the early morning of a Sunday. The lost and lonely soul of a young woman has broken the routine of an unsatisfactory and empty life during less than 24 hours. Giving something for nothing to a family that it's not her family, trying to find some meaning to a life without sense and the absence of parents who really care where she is and what she is doing. In its docudrama style, simple and direct, sometimes very realist, sometimes nicer than life as only cinema can express and sublimate life, this movie is not for everybody but it will satisfy its target.


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