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The Return (2018)

Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their Motherland and the personal stories of the fellow adoptees ... See full summary »

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Malene Choi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Thomas Hwan Thomas Hwan ... Thomas
Karoline Sofie Lee Karoline Sofie Lee ... Karoline
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Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their Motherland and the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in the city of Seoul, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces both of them to question and face their own destiny and identity. Operating in a hybrid field THE RETURN is partially based on director Malene Choi's personal experience as well as stories shared by adoptees that Malene encountered in Seoul while shooting the film.

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

English | Danish | Korean

Release Date:

19 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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1.78 : 1
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Unique and evocative!
4 April 2018 | by nolsoeeSee all my reviews

I'm not adopted, but this film somehow made me experience those feelings, while capturing the Asian culture spot on. I was sucked into this film, with its use of tempo shifts, emotions, scenery and characters, in a way that just works.


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