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Miss Baek (2018)

Mi-sseu-baek (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 October 2018 (South Korea)
A woman's past as a convict follows her everywhere and because of this she doesn't open up to others. But then she strikes up a friendship with a broken child who has suffered from domestic... See full summary »

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Ji-won Lee

Writer:

Ji-won Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ji-min Han ... Baek Sang-ah
Hee-joon Lee ... Jang-seop
Suk-ho Jun Suk-ho Jun ... Detective Bae
Si-ah Kim Si-ah Kim
So-hyun Kwon So-hyun Kwon ... Joo Mi-kyeong
Song-a Yun Song-a Yun ... Social worker
Joon-Bum Kim Joon-Bum Kim ... Squad Chief Jo
Jo Min-Joon Jo Min-Joon ... Detective Kang
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A woman's past as a convict follows her everywhere and because of this she doesn't open up to others. But then she strikes up a friendship with a broken child who has suffered from domestic violence and decides to save the girl from the cruel world. A man who holds feelings for the woman, tries to protect her in his own way. Written by https://mydramalist.com/22498-miss-baek

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South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 October 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Baek See more »

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$5,326,218
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a very powerful and relevant drama
9 February 2019 | by aminifatimaaaSee all my reviews

Brutally simple child-abuse drama, with the usual South Korean penchant for sadism I've come to know pretty well by now. Which is to say I entered expecting blood, so unpleasant moments are present, but also no surprises in this regard. What surprised me is how Lee Ji-Won keeps it all tight and focused. Instead of relying on long, pointless moments of gratuitous violence and desperation, Miss Baek shows what's enough, and maybe just a little more, to understand lives forever ruined by a horrible childhood. Thus a tale of compassion and revenge becomes an attempt at reconciliation with one's own past and memories. Amidst the horror, tenderness is abundant, and that's when Miss Baek works better for me. The final shot is nothing less than heartbreaking.


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