A formulaic but ultimately sweet story of a city boy (Yoo) forced to live with his grandmother (Kim) in the Korean countryside. Not surprisingly, the bratty kid ends up learning a thing or two from his seemingly simple forebear (to the movie’s credit, the sappiness is kept to a minimum). As the petulant youth, Yoo hits all the right notes, but it is Kim who maintains the emotional center: Her mute, hunched character’s unconditional care for the ungrateful 7-year-old is, in a word, heartbreaking.
Genre: Foreign Language; Starring: Yoo Seung-ho, Hyo-hee Dong, Eul-boon Kim; Director: Lee Jeong-Hyang; Author: Yoo Seung-ho; Release Date Limited: 11/15/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 85; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Paramount Classics
Posted May 9 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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