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A Girl at My Door (2014)

Dohee-ya (original title)
Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, as a result of misconduct. On her first day in the village, she encounters ... See full summary »

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July Jung

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July Jung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Doona Bae ... Young-Nam
Sae-ron Kim ... Do-Hee
Sae-byeok Song ... Yong-Ha (as Sae-Byeok Song)
Hie-jin Jang Hie-jin Jang ... Eun-Jung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min-jae Kim ... Joon-ho
Seong-kun Mun ... Nam Kyeong-dae
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Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, as a result of misconduct. On her first day in the village, she encounters Dohee, a girl living in the town with a gloomy looking face. As Young-nam tries to acclimate to her new surroundings, Dohee's grandma died in a car accident. To protect the girl from her stepfather's abuse, Young-nam lets Dohee stay at her place, but things become more mysterious as she gets to know her. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

22 May 2014 (South Korea) See more »

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A Girl at My Door See more »

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$569,809
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1.85 : 1
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Do You Want Some Tea?
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Everybody Needs Love
9 June 2015 | by john_hugoSee all my reviews

Very sad film depicting the brutalization of a helpless child. She desperately latches on to a new authority figure in town a policewoman (Played by the great Doona Bae) to escape her personal hell.

Sae Ron Kim gives an outstanding performance as the troubled girl. So sad because we know this kind of thing goes on all over the world. This is just a Korean version, but could have taken place anywhere.

Doona Bae won the best actress award in the "Asian Film Awards" for her performance, so if you're a fan of hers, it is a solid performance.

There were some minor sub plots, that really did not need to be in the movie, but that is only a minor criticism. I would recommend the film, but not for the faint of heart.


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