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Little Forest (2018)

Liteul poreseuteu (original title)
A young woman grows tired of life in the city and returns to her hometown in the countryside.

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Soon-rye Yim

Writers:

Seong-gu Hwang, Daisuke Igarashi (manga)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tae-ri Kim ... Hye-won
So-Ri Moon ... Hye-won's Mother
Jun-yeol Ryu ... Jae-ha
Ki-joo Jin ... Eun-sook
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A young woman grows tired of life in the city and returns to her hometown in the countryside.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

28 February 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Forest See more »

Filming Locations:

North Gyeongsang, South Korea

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Character and food, a lovely take on source material
4 January 2019 | by prettyboxSee all my reviews

Kim Tae-ri has mostly done dramatic, ensemble films in her short but extremely promising career. Here she is the dominant character in a slice of life, and she carries it beautifully. There is not twists or turns, just a normal young woman dealing with growing up, and you stay completely engaged in her story thanks to Tae-ri's performance.

The supporting cast, Ryu Jun-yeol and Jin Ki-joo, playing childhood friends are wonderful as well. Ryu isn't the typical looks for a young Korean actor and all the better, he's actually charming.

Food is a supporting character in of itself, of course. Farming and cooking are centering, the work is worth the reward.

And if you wonder what happens at the end, note, she knows what he told the other woman ;)


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