A story about the love between a mentally-ill father and his lovingly adorable daughter. Wrongfully accused of murder and rape, Yong-Goo is imprisoned for murder, and builds friendships with the hardened criminals in his cell, who in return help him see his daughter again by smuggling her into the prison.Written by
Filming finished October 10, in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea. The last scene filmed took place at a prison in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do. The scene involved Yong-Goo (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) and the other prisoners carrying out a mission to get a chance for a temporary release. See more »
There will be times when you laugh;there will be times when you cry. If this one does not move you, nothing will.
Rarely will you see a movie that shakes your soul to the core and this movie manages to do that. For a long time I remained adamant that I will never experience another movie as lachrymose as The Green Mile but I was wrong. My tears just would not stop. The father daughter relationship in this movie is simply beautiful, in some ways ineffable. You have got to watch this movie in order to understand how pure, innocent and affectionate their bond is. Their acting was incredible. The child in particularly was extremely convincing and deserves praise for expressing believable emotions at such a young age. Some might criticise the movie for a few illogical/unrealistic events but I can assure you that this does not diminish the greatness of this movie. What matters in this movie is character development and character interaction which are executed flawlessly. The supporting cast also do an excellent job. Hope, justice, mercy, innocence, sacrifice and affection are some of the themes that are explored in this harrowing and satisfying movie. This movie is right up there with The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile for great prison movies. Please...please do not miss this one.
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