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A Day (2017)

Ha-roo (original title)
A mystery drama revolving around a father who commits an unethical act in an attempt to save his daughter's life. Three years later, his actions return to haunt him, trapping him in an endless time loop.

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Sun-ho Cho

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Sun-ho Cho
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Cast

Credited cast:
Myung-Min Kim ... Jun-young
Yo-Han Byun ... Min-chul (as Yo-han Byeon)
Hye-Sun Shin Hye-Sun Shin ... Mi-kyung
Eun-hyung Jo ... Eun-jung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jang Dae-Woong Jang Dae-Woong ... Dong-soo
Hee-Jung Han Hee-Jung Han
Ji Kyu Im Ji Kyu Im
Ye-Joon Kim Ye-Joon Kim ... Ha-roo
Yuha Lee Yuha Lee ... Flight Attendant
Jae-myung Yoo
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Storyline

Kim Joon Young is a famous surgeon, but he is not a good father to his daughter Eun Jung. One day he sees his daughter die in front of his eyes. From that moment the day repeats itself and he fights to find the secret of what happens together with the driver of the ambulance Lee Min Chul.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

15 June 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Day See more »

Filming Locations:

Incheon, South Korea

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$7,868,316
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7.5 From Me
6 November 2019 | by FoutainoflifeSee all my reviews

You've got to give credit where it is due and the Korean's have found their niche when it comes to dramatic thrillers. When you sit down to watch one, you can count on a steady pace, a healthy dose of action and well, to be honest, they can actually go a little overboard with the drama but they do it well.

In this film, we find a doctor of worldwide fame returning home after a long business trip. While he is an over achiever when it comes to his job, he is not doing all that great when it comes to being there for his daughter. He has missed her last birthday. She's skeptical when it comes to him actually showing up when he says he will but they make plans to meet up. While making their separate way to each other, the daughter is struck and killed by a vehicle and he sees it happen. The day begins a cycle of repetition leaving him to search for the reasons behind the occurrence and a way to save the life of his daughter.

I enjoyed this. It did a wonderful job of holding my interest with several twists and turns. It is well scripted, acted and filmed. My only complaint is that,like I mentioned before, they have a tendency to lay the drama on pretty thick. It can draw you in sometimes and at other times it can seem a bit over played. It's still a great film but for me the drama was just a tad heavy at times.

I would suggest this to my friends without hesitation. I can't say that this is my favorite dramatic thriller to come out of Korea but it is one that holds its own and doesn't fail to deliver. I say check it out.


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