Journey of a Garden Balsam (2014)

A Korean woman is forced into sexual servitude by the Japanese imperial army during world war 2.


Young Man Kang


Jung Mo Yoon


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Credited cast:
Na Ra Choi Na Ra Choi ... Bae Suna
Bo Mi Kang Bo Mi Kang ... Young Soonee
Shin Ku Kang Shin Ku Kang ... Bae Munha
Young Man Kang ... Himself
Hye Ryon Kim Hye Ryon Kim ... Herself
Sin Ki Kim Sin Ki Kim ... Bae Kwang Su
Jae Won Kwon Jae Won Kwon ... Yu Jinho
Chang Jik Lee Chang Jik Lee ... Chairman
Jai Hee Lee Jai Hee Lee ... Soonee
Kyoung Lee Kyoung Lee ... Insook


The script was written by the original author of the novel, Jung-Mo Yoon. By adding new stories of the protagonist's son and granddaughter's generation on top of the original story that closely describes the life of a woman whose human rights had been infringed by Japan, the author provides diverse perspectives on the comfort women issue through each character in different generations. Accordingly, this play does not only reproduce and criticize Japan's past atrocities, but also suggest that the comfort women issue, also known as the Japanese colonial sex slave issue is not just an overpassed history and it is a universal problem and a common task that is assigned to all of us to resolve. Written by Arirang

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These wartime atrocities are something that can't be forgotten





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English | Korean

Release Date:

29 July 2014 (USA) See more »


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$500,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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