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Barbie (바비)

바비 (Ba-bi)

Directed by Lee Sang-woo-IV (이상우)

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97min | Release date in South Korea :

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Best known for his low-budget hits "Father is a Dog" and "Mother is a Whore", Berkeley graduate Lee Sang-woo-IV directed this remarkable ‘big picture’ with almost $100,000, a family drama that takes an unflinching look at Korea’s image as baby exportation center for the world. Its allegory-like drama is heightened by breathtaking performances by popular young actor Lee Cheon-hee, who plays a bastard-like uncle, and the two sister actresses, Kim Sae-ron and Kim Ah-ron.

16th Busan Film Festival

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     Produced by
     Cha Seung-jae (차승재)
    Staff
     Lee Sang-woo-IV (이상우)
     Editor
     Lee Sang-woo-IV (이상우)
     Trailer
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    97 min 
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    Airing dates : 2012/10/25
    South Korean Box Office
    Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
    As of 2012.11.04 : 1 977 admissions (total)
    As of 2012.10.28 : 1 052  admissions (total)

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