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Barbie (2011)

Ba-bi (original title)
Soon-Young (Kim Sae-Ron) is a young girl who is the head of her family. She lives with her mentally handicapped father (Jo Yong-Suk), unscrupulous uncle (Lee Chun-Hee) and younger sister ... See full summary »

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Sang-woo Lee

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Sang-woo Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Earl Jackson Earl Jackson ... Steve
Ah-ron Kim Ah-ron Kim ... Soon-Ya
Sae-ron Kim ... Soon-Young
Cheon-hee Lee ... Maeng-Taek
Cat Tebo ... Barbie
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Soon-Young (Kim Sae-Ron) is a young girl who is the head of her family. She lives with her mentally handicapped father (Jo Yong-Suk), unscrupulous uncle (Lee Chun-Hee) and younger sister Soon-Ja (Kim Ah-Ron) who is always ill. Younger sister Soon-Ja plays with her Barbie doll everyday and dreams of one day living in the United States. Meanwhile, Mang-Taek comes into contact with an American man interested in adopting a healthy Korean girl. Mang-Taek arranges a deal for the American man to adopt Soon-Young. When her younger sister Soon-Ja hears of the adoption, she becomes jealous and asks to take the place of her older sister. When the American man and his young daughter arrive to take Soon-Young, the uncle, Soong-Young and Soon-Ja must decide who is to go. The American father has an ulterior motive for the adoption.... Written by AsianWiki

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Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

25 October 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbie See more »

Filming Locations:

Pohang, South Korea

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Indicom Media See more »
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Color:

Color
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I THINK, THE BEST TEAR-JERKER MOVIE - I hate sad movies
3 September 2015 | by steffirahardjo17See all my reviews

Firstly, I thought Barbie was a thriller movie or some psychological mental twist movie.

It is not. I hate sad movie. I shed tears through this movie.

I did not hate it though. Because it was not totally sad from the first like Grave of the Fireflies - it messes with your emotion.

You feel bad for one person and then feel sorry for them. You feel hate for one character and then feel pity for her/him. It is pretty cool to see a tragic movie made this way.

You will not see GORE, CRAZY INSANE TEARS, SCREAMS, and all that stuff. This is totally a cool movie.

I think of it like an indie movie (cool and not spoiling anything) for people who do not like drama / sad movies. I like this movie. I give it an 8 for the casting and the plot at the end.

Great, great, great job. And Barbie, i mean... so 2000 late.


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