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A Brand New Life (여행자)

여행자 (Yeo-haeng-ja)

Directed by Ounie Lecomte (우니 르콩트)

Screenplay by


92min | Release date in South Korea :

"A Brand New Life" is a co-production between South Korea and France.
1975. Jinhee is 9. Her father entrusts her to a convent of Catholic nuns that houses an orphanage for girls in the hope that she will be adopted. She cannot believe that this father whom she loves so much has abandoned her. She attempts to run away. In vain, she finally ac- cepts her fate, forced to hope and wait for her possible adoption.
Jinhee’s time at the orphanage will be one of multiple and permanent separations, of barely forged bonds destined to be shattered. And, at the journey’s end, there will be the promise, perhaps of a new life, of a brand new life.


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    Jin-hee (played by Kim Sae-ron) is a sad, angry child. She doesn't look like one for the first several minutes of the movie- Jin-hee's genuinely having a lot of fun on a day out with her dad, whose face is oddly obscured. But there's a rather ominous foreboding in the languid way this man interacts with his daughter. That and the absence of sound, which gives the impression of a dead world. Or at least, one that's soon to be dead. "A Brand New Life" is a very judgmental film, but surprisingly, it doesn't come off as overbearing or cruel, even though writer / director Ounie Lecomte is herself a Korean adoptee who was adopted at a late age,...More
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 Produced by
 Lee Chang-dong (이창동)
 Lee Jeong-hwa (이정화)
 Kim Hyeong-joo (김형주)
92 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85) Dolby SRD
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Airing dates : 2009/10/29
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2010.04.18 : 18,311 admissions (total)
As of 2010.01.10 : 17,066 admissions (total)
As of 2009.12.13 : 16,748 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.22 : 16,184 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.15 : 15,401 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.08 : 12,947 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.01 : 6,259 admissions (total)

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