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Way Back Home (2013)

Jibeuro ganeun gil (original title)
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Jeong Yoon is a caring wife and mother and a sensitive woman who finds herself plunged into a legal ordeal thousands of miles from home. After years of planning, she and her husband Jong ... See full summary »


Eun-jin Pang


Jeong-beom Lee (adaptation) (as Jeong-Beom Lee), Jung-hwa Lee (adaptation) (as Jung-Hwa Lee) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Do-yeon Jeon ... Jeong-yeon
Soo Go ... Jong-bae
Claudette Lalí Claudette Lalí ... Judge (as Claudette Lali)
Michèle Raingeval Michèle Raingeval ... Traveler
Vincent Furic Vincent Furic ... Customs officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sung-Woo Bae ... Korean Embassy Employee
Gwi-hwa Choi ... Detective from Seoul Prosecutor's Office
Min-cheol Choi Min-cheol Choi ... Seo Moon-do (as Min-Chul Choi)
Chranny Chranny ... Korean Embassy Employee 2 in France (as Yeo Hyeon)
Hyo-hee Dong Hyo-hee Dong ... Jong-bae's older sister
Joon-seok Heo Joon-seok Heo ... Soo-jae
Gwang Jang ... Korean Ambassador in France
Seung-yeon Jo Seung-yeon Jo ... Low Public Officer Nam
Soo-Jung Jo Soo-Jung Jo ... Female Employee of The French Ambassador
Hae-gon Kim Hae-gon Kim ... Proxy Driver Client


Jeong Yoon is a caring wife and mother and a sensitive woman who finds herself plunged into a legal ordeal thousands of miles from home. After years of planning, she and her husband Jong Bae open an auto body repair shop, only to see everything they've worked for stripped away when a loan Jong Bae had guaranteed defaults. Facing financial despondency, the couple gets into a vicious fight about money, sending Jeong Yeon away, leaving only a cryptic note saying she'll be back in a few days. When she turns up looking nervous at Orly Airport in Paris with over 30 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage, it is the beginning of a globe-spanning nightmare that began with an old friend and a tempting proposition. Written by CJ Entertainment

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In order to achieve maximum realism in telling the true story of a housewife accused of drug trafficking in Martinique, the film was shot in the Caribbean-a first for a Korean movie-and two other countries, Korea, and France. It is filled with locations never before attempted in Korean cinema, such as Dominica's Najayo Prison, Paris' Orly Airport, the Korean Embassy to France, and the Caribbean. The film staff invested vast amounts of time in finding locations and obtaining permits. For example, it took nearly two years to secure the permit to shoot in the Najayo women's prison, and filming took place on a tight 6-day schedule. See more »

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Emotional story with message...!!!
20 July 2020 | by kamalbeeeeSee all my reviews

A women caught in france airport for holding smuggling goods from korea..but she dont know about that goods and she couldnt explain because of lack of english knowledge..finally by the help of her husband she came back to korea and see her child after 2 years... Very sentiment and thriller movie adaption from true incident...must watchable..

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Release Date:

11 December 2013 (South Korea) See more »

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Way Back Home See more »

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EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

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