Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

In the summer of 1983, South Korea's national obsession was a TV programme designed to reunite families separated in the Korean War thirty-three years earlier. Im Kwon-taek's movie takes the broadcasts as a documentary starting point, then spins off into a Fassbinderesque fiction about a dispersed family that comes back together, only to find that the pieces no longer fit. The issues are adult, and so is the treatment:no melodrama, no tub-thumping, but a piercing analysis of social and psychological blocks.

By: TR


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Im Kwon-Taek
Song Gil-haa
Kim Ji-mi
Sin Song-il
Han Ji-il
Kim Ji-yong
Lee Sang-a
Kim Jong Sok
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