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Iri (이리)

이리 (I-ri)

Directed by Zhang Lu (장률 (張律))

Screenplay by ,


108min | Release date in South Korea :


In China a woman lives an impoverished life with her father who is far from helpful. In the crowded and busy streets of industrial city Chongqing, the story goes on showing those neglected people who have no hope or future. In Korea there had been an explosion 30 years ago at the I-ri station that no one seems to remember. Jinseo- who was born mentally disabled because of the accident and her brother lead a hard existence. The two stories are counterpoints to each other about hardship, struggle, and daily bravery.


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 Produced by
 David Cho (조성규)
 Kim Seong-tae (김성태)
 Kim Seong-tae (김성태)
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108 min HD Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 2008/11/13
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As of 2008.11.16 : 923 admissions (total)

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